Press Releases

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.

Assemblywoman Christy Smith Releases Statement on SB 276 Vote

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) released the following statement upon her vote on SB 276 (Pan) Tuesday.

“Today, I voted for SB 276. The decision was not an easy one, as I believe in legitimate exemptions and understand many people cannot be vaccinated for reasons beyond their control. But illegitimate and fraudulent exemptions written by bad actors exist and erode public health.

Some facts have gotten lost in this impassioned debate. These facts helped inform my decision: