Press Release

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1794, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), was signed into law by Governor Brown on Monday July 9th. The bill removes references to the Golden State Water Company on the Ojai Basin Groundwater Management Agency Board of Directors and replaces that position with a Resident Director Position chosen by the Board.

“AB 1794 ensures that the board of directors reflects the new configuration of water suppliers, and helps the new board function smoothly in its mission to preserve and protect the quantity and quality of groundwater in the Ojai Basin,” said Limón.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA – At 5pm today, the California Legislature, led by Assemblymember Limón secured a major victory for millions of California taxpayers, guaranteeing the withdrawal of a paint company-funded ballot initiativethat sought to hold California taxpayers accountable for billions in lead paint cleanup costs. 

This ballot initiative, sponsored and paid for by massive paint companies ConAgra and Sherwin-Williams, sought to absolve these companies of legal liability to clean up lead paint hazards they knowingly created. This initiative was pushed by these large corporations, after the People v. ConAgra Grocery Products (2017) court decision which ruled that paint companies knowingly sold toxic lead paint and were thus responsible for the harm their actions caused. 

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.

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 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.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 1877, a bill by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) which requires natural disaster-related emergency communications to be made available in the most commonly spoken language other than English, just overcame a major legislative hurdle, passing the Assembly Floor on Wednesday, May 30th.