Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(Calif.) In yet another expression of California independence from national norms, high school seniors will be given formal freedom of expression in their dress during graduation ceremonies, under a new bill pending in the Assembly.

Author of AB 233–Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego–said his bill is just small step toward exposing students to the type of diversity they will see later in life, while at the same time allowing their peers to express pride in their cultural ties.

Monday, February 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced today their introduction of a bill to modernize current state law that criminalizes and stigmatizes people living with HIV. California State Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) is a co-author of this bill.

“It’s time for California to reevaluate the way it thinks about HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigma associated with the disease,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “Current state law related to those living with HIV is unfair because it is based on the fear and ignorance of a bygone era. With this legislation, California takes an important step to update our laws to reflect the medical advances which no longer make a positive diagnosis equal to a death sentence.”

Monday, February 6, 2017

The "draconian" laws disproportionately affect women and people of color, who account for the majority of the criminal convictions.

Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Todd Gloria announced the introduction of a new bill on Monday that would update the state’s antiquated decades-old HIV discrimination laws. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

New Assemblymember Todd Gloria will introduce a bill Friday to fix problems with California’s autographed sports memorabilia law.

Gloria said the current law, designed to stop counterfeit sports memorabilia, was written so broadly that it affects booksellers and potentially anyone with a signed item.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Newly elected Assemblyman Todd Gloria has been appointed Assistant Majority Whip by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

“I am honored to have this opportunity and I am truly humbled by the faith Speaker Rendon has placed in me to take a leadership role in the Legislature,” said Gloria in a statement. “When I was sworn-in as a state Assemblymember, I pledged to champion housing affordability and to improve our state’s crumbling transportation infrastructure. This new role gives me more opportunities to advance these priorities and others that will ultimately move California forward.”

Monday, January 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO, CA – On the eve of the New Year, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D – San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the Jan. 1 official and legally-obligated increase to the State of California’s and the City of San Diego’s minimum wage.

“Today, more than a million hard working San Diegans and Californians began receiving a pay raise that increases their ability to make ends meet for themselves and their families,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “With this investment in our workforce, we have taken a meaningful step toward the principle that those who work full-time should not live in poverty. While there is still much more work to do, I am proud of our progress. I will continue to work in the State Assembly to improve the quality of life for working families and ensure our state continues to provide opportunities for all workers to prosper.”

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Assembly member Todd Gloria has been named as part of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s leadership team.

The San Diego Democrat and former City Council member was tabbed to be assistant majority whip.

“I am honored to have this opportunity and I am truly humbled by the faith Speaker Rendon has placed in me to take a leadership role in the Legislature,” Gloria said in a statement.