29th Senate District

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Legislation to ensure easy access to safe battery disposal passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today. SB 1215, authored by Senator Josh Newman, will create a statewide collection and recycling program for consumer batteries and battery-embedded products. This legislation is a reintroduction of SB 298, which stalled in Senate Appropriations last …continue reading

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Legislation to improve access to rental housing for California’s low-income pet owners passed out of the Senate Housing Committee today with a 6-0 vote. SB 971, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), will expand pet-inclusive policies for housing financed through the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the …continue reading

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Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), Chair of the Senate’s Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response, and Senator Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Senate’s Health Committee, held a joint-informational hearing with experts and the public on the devastating reach and impact of “Post COVID Syndrome”, also known as Long COVID, …continue reading

Newman (D-Fullerton) piles up five bills - and each of them is designed “to reflect the kind of pragmatic policy [he] came to office to create.”

State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced legislation today to establish an independent workforce corps that will focus on restoration and climate resiliency along the California Coast. SB 1036 will establish the California Ocean Corps through a four-year pilot program, based in Orange County that may serve as a model for …continue reading

featured graphic for California Senate District 29, represented by Josh Newman, during COVID-19

The California State Senate Committee on Health passed a bill Wednesday that would require insurance companies to reimburse small- to medium-sized health care providers for reasonable costs incurred in the purchase of PPE and testing supplies during the pandemic. Senate Bill 242, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), passed by …continue reading

Senator Chang (R-Diamond Bar) announced today her proposal to ensure protection from elderly abuse received bipartisan support from the Assembly Public Safety Committee. The COVID-19 pandemic makes the dependent elderly population even more vulnerable to abuse as more people spend more of their day-to-day lives at home. SB 1123 will …continue reading

Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) and the Taiwanese American Chamber of Greater Los Angeles (TACCLA) teamed up to distribute face masks to Southern California residents. “As a Taiwanese-American, I’m proud to work with the Taiwanese American Chamber to ensure that our neighbors have access to reliable and FDA approved …continue reading

Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) announced her bipartisan legislation to expand Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits for parents with children dismissed from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was approved by the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee. The federal government recently enacted emergency leave programs for parents …continue reading