Press Release

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bella’s Act Will End Retail Sale of Dogs, Cats, and Rabbits in California, Crack Down on Puppy Mills Once and For All

SAN DIEGO, CA – With the continued for profit, retail sale of animals from puppy mills and cat factories in California, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and a coalition of animal welfare organizations are saying no more. Today, Assemblymember Gloria announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 2152 (AB 2152), known as “Bella’s Act,” to officially end the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in California and crack down on the illicit puppy mill industry once and for all.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Undeterred by Veto, Assemblymember Gloria Brings Back Bill to Increase Public’s Access to E-Mail Records

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego)re-introduced his government transparency legislation that would mandate all California public agencies retain e-mails for a minimum of two years. Assemblymember Gloria authored this same legislation last year; however it was vetoed by Governor Newsom.

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Governor Newsom Signs Gloria Bill Enacting Stronger Protections for California Horses

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State of California officially strengthened its horse protection regulations today, as California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 128 (AB 128) – legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that enhances protections for California’s horses and helps protect them from slaughter. Beginning January 1, 2020, public and private auction yard operators will be required to post new signage, maintain sworn statements, and post identifying information online. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Governor Newsom Enacts Legislation Allowing Transportation Agencies to Propose Subregional Funding Measures

SACRAMENTO, CA – Local transportation agencies are one step closer to having a new tool to improve local transportation infrastructure. Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed innovative and first-of-its-kind legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that would allow local transportation authorities to propose funding measures on a subregional basis. This would empower residents who directly benefit from proposed transportation infrastructure improvements to decide if they wish to fund them.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Gloria Successfully Reforms San Diego Air Pollution Control District, Governor Signs Bill Bringing Changes Starting 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sweeping changes are officially coming to San Diego’s Air Pollution Control District. Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 423 (AB 423) – legislation authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that will restructure the Board of the San Diego Air Pollution Control District in an effort to ensure cleaner air for the San Diego region.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

New Law Will Get San Diego’s Water Recycling Project, Pure Water San Diego, Back on Track

SACRAMENTO, CA – San Diego’s Pure Water project is one step closer to becoming a reality. Last night, California Governor Gavin Newsom took decisive action to stop the potential waste of millions in taxpayer dollars and protect the City of San Diego’s long-term water security by signing legislation by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to save the project and move it forward. The bill, Assembly Bill 1290 (AB 1290) will protect the Pure Water San Diego project from further litigation by requiring the use a project labor agreement (PLA) as a condition of receiving a previously approved state funds.