Press Releases

Assemblywoman Smith Sexual Harassment Education Bill Signed by Governor

Thursday, October 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce her Assembly Bill (AB) 543 to expand education on school sexual harassment resources has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill requires 9th through 12th grade schoolsites to display culturally competent, age-appropriate posters in each bathroom and locker room.

Assemblywoman Smith Education Reform Bill Receives Governor’s Signature

Thursday, October 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce her Assembly Bill (AB) 1507, which updates the California Charter Schools Act, received Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature Thursday. AB 1507 closes a loophole in current law that allows a charter school to operate outside its authorizing district.

Assemblywoman Smith Celebrates Senior Appreciation Day with Resource Fair, Check Presentation

Friday, September 27, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, CA — Oct. 2 is the 38th Assembly District’s Senior Appreciation Day! Join Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) for a resource fair, featuring local and state agencies and non-profit organizations that will be delivering resources and information to seniors, their families and caregivers. Hosted in partnership with Bella Vida (Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center), the event will also feature informational seminars regarding fraud prevention, the REAL ID, the Medi-Cal program and more.

Assemblywoman Smith Unclaimed Property Bill Signed into Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — After successfully passing both chambers of the California State Legislature, Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce that her measure, Assembly Bill (AB) 1637, has been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. AB 1637 works with the State Controller’s Office (SCO) to streamline the property claim process, alleviating complications and promoting more convenience for local agencies.

Bill to Require Science-Based Monitoring, Transparency at Aliso Canyon Heads to Governor’s Desk

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Henry Stern’s SB 463 passed its final vote yesterday in the California State Legislature. The bill bolsters the reporting of the chemical composition of materials emitted from gas storage wells in the event of a leak and requires the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to review and revise its policies in response to the Aliso Canyon root cause analysis.