Press Release

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO— Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 1860 - The Oral Chemotherapy Fairness Act, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). AB 1860 keeps cancer-fighting drug prices down for Californians by prohibiting a health plan or health insurer from charging more than $250 per month in out-of-pocket costs for each filled prescription of a covered oral anticancer medication.

“AB 1860 helps many Californians who are fighting cancer better afford and access oral chemotherapy. The Oral Chemotherapy Fairness Act is about ensuring that cancer-fighting drugs can be administered orally allowing cancer patients to keep focus on their everyday life routines,” said Assemblymember Limón. “AB 1860 will make a significant difference in the lives of many cancer patients.”

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) is among top State environmental leaders attending Governor Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco this week sending a clear message to the rest of the nation that despite the Federal Government’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, California will continue to lead the nation in climate policy.

“It’s a privilege to be among international and national delegations, scientists, and business and academic leaders, at the Global Climate Action Summit to find innovative and tangible ways to move our communities forward to achieve and maintain safe waterways, cleaner air and a healthy environment for our future,” said Assemblymember Limón.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA- AB 2534, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), takes an important step towards removing barriers that have prevented the public from accessing and enjoying an 8.5 mile stretch of the coast for the past 36 years.

“California beaches are public resources that should be available for everyone to enjoy regardless of their zip code. It is my hope that we can move towards a more equitable outcome,” said Assemblymember Limón.

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.