Press Releases

Media contact for Assemblymember Todd Gloria:

Nick Serrano
Communications Director
Nick.serrano@asm.ca.gov
Office: (619) 645-3090

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.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gun and Ammo Sales Prohibited at Del Mar Fairgrounds Starting 2021, Governor Newsom Heeds Calls from Local Cities

SACRAMENTO, CA – In a stunning defeat to the NRA and the gun lobby, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law today legislation by California State Asssemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that will officially prohibit the sale of guns and ammunition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds starting in 2021. This marks the first time the State has acted to prohibit the sale of weapons and ammunition at state-owned property via statute.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

State Bill on Governor’s Desk by Gloria and Atkins Could Ensure San Diego’s Long-term Water Security

SACRAMENTO, CA – A state bill authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and co-authored by Senate President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) to save the Pure Water San Diego project has earned the Legislature’s approval and been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. Assembly Bill 1290 (AB 1290) represents an emergency move to ensure the project can move forward despite frivolous litigation and to stop the potential waste of millions in taxpayer dollars.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bill to Provide Training for Teachers on How to Better Support LGBTQ Youth in Schools Sent to Governor Newsom

SACRAMENTO, CA – Legislation by California State Asssemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) to create safer and more supportive school environments for LGBTQ youth received its final legislative approval today and has been sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. Assembly Bill 493 (AB 493), sponsored by Equality California and Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, would encourage schools to provide teachers with information on resources available to support LGBTQ students and will require the California Department of Education to develop relevant training programs for teachers.