Press Release

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA – The California Legislature has approved a balanced budget for the fiscal year 2018-19. The budget prioritizes funding for fire recovery and prevention, makes significant investments in K-12 schools, provides emergency aid to fight homelessness, and prevents tuition hikes at UC and CSU, all while building up the largest reserves in California’s history.

“I am especially proud of the funding allocated to help Ventura and Santa Barbara counties recover lost property taxes and debris removal costs associated with the Thomas Fire and the ensuing debris flow. While the loss of life our district experienced is irreplaceable, the amount of support provided to counties that have lost so much is critical for recovery,” said Assemblymember Limón.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

(Sacramento) In an effort to shed light on the recent “zero tolerance” policy enacted by the Trump administration, Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) spoke during a recent Assembly floor session in support of House Resolution (HR) 91 to commemorate World Refugee Day (June 20,2018) which honors the courage, strength, and determination of the women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homes due to threats of conflict, violence, and persecution. “I cannot even begin to imagine what children, and young adults are feeling at this very moment who have been intentionally separated from their families,” said Assemblymember Limón, “This resolution is more important than ever because so many in our communities are witnessing what it feels like to be scared, to panic, to see kids separated from the individuals who most matter in their lives. There is no short term or long term gains. We all lose. Families lose. The kids lose.” To hear more of Assemblymember Limón’s comments, watch this Assembly Access video.

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee delivered a victory to the millions of California homeowners whose families are at-risk because paint corporations contaminated their homes with poisonous lead-based paint. The Committee passed AB 2803 (Limón), a bill that codifies key aspects of a court ruling that found three paint manufacturers responsible for the funding of lead-based paint cleanup in affected homes in ten California jurisdictions.  AB 2803 prevents lead-based paint manufacturers from evading the responsibility of ridding California homes of toxic lead-based paint.

 “I applaud members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for holding paint companies accountable for the damage they caused to our communities, and for providing protection for homeowners whose homes have been contaminated.” said Assemblymember Limón.

Friday, June 8, 2018

(Sacramento) - In many ways, California is the gold standard on environmental protection. But when it comes to oil spills, there is more work to be done. Assemblymember Monique Limón’s (D-Santa Barbara) bill (Assembly Bill 2864) would require the lead Natural Resources Trustee to collaborate with either the California Coastal Commission or the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission to perform a through damage assessment should there be an accidental spill along the coastline. “We must ensure that damages caused by oil spills are evaluated, recovered and restored to their fullest potential,” Assemblymember Limón says. Watch this Assembly Access video to learn more about AB 2864.

 

Friday, June 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) jointly authored Assembly Bill 1775 with Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) that passed the Assembly Floor on a bipartisan vote of 45-24. The bill, introduced in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of their intention to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, will ensure that pipelines and other infrastructure cannot be built in California waters to support any new federal oil development. 

“The threat and reality of oil spills impact all communities. Our legislature joins this growing multitude of voices in taking legislative action against the shortsighted expansion of offshore oil drilling,” said Assemblymember Limon.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Merely an hour after passing major legislation across the Assembly Floor that protects consumers from auto title lending practices that commonly result in borrowers losing their cars (AB 2953), Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) advanced additional consumer protection legislation in the form of AB 3010, a bill that institutes responsible payday lending practices and prevents consumers from entering dangerous cycles of debt.