Press Releases

Assemblywoman Smith, California State Assemblymembers Ask California Congressional Delegation to Act on PPP Loan Extensions, Flexibility

Monday, May 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and 23 of her California State Assembly colleagues called for the California Congressional delegation’s attention to the loan forgiveness period of the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) on Friday. Currently, the loan forgiveness period sits strictly at eight weeks, which could be coming as soon as the end of the month for those who applied as soon as the funds became available.

Assemblywoman Smith Publishes Medium Post About State Role in Supporting Education During Coronavirus Pandemic

Thursday, May 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) published a Medium post today about her plan to create the State Assistance for Emergency Response (SAFER) task force within the California Department of Education. During states of emergencies, especially now with the COVID-19 crisis, there is a need for greater communication, collaboration, sharing of best practices and evaluation of data between the state department and local education agencies and school administrators on the ground.

BizFed Institute, LA County, LA Delegation, Hospital Association of Southern California and SEIU Los Angeles Locals to Provide Personal Protective Equipment Supplies to All Frontline Workers

Thursday, April 9, 2020

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA — The BizFed Institute (BFI) has formed an unprecedented partnership with all 39 State Senators and Assemblymembers representing Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Los Angeles Locals, along with the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed) 195 business associations representing more than 400,000 employers.

Assemblywoman Smith Highlights Efforts to Provide AB 5 Assistance

Monday, February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) shared the following budget asks relating to Assembly Bill 5, legislation codifying the Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court case, passed during the 2019 legislative cycle. Joining the bill’s original author, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Assemblywoman Smith requested the following budget items’ implementation in the 2020-21 state budget:

Assemblywoman Smith Announces Bill to Create Emergency Supplies Tax-Free Holiday

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA — On Tuesday, Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) introduced Assembly Bill 2379, which qualifies disaster preparedness items for tax-free purchase. The bill would exempt the sale, storage, use or consumption of emergency preparedness items from taxes across the state of California.