Sacramento, California - Building on the Administration’s commitment to focus on proposals that benefit the state’s parents, families and children, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to expand protections to students in the state’s K-12 public schools.

Sacramento, California - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced new leadership for the state’s geologic resources agency and signed several bills to move California away from fossil fuels.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law a package of bills to fight animal cruelty and promote animal welfare. They include first-in-the-nation legislation to ban the sale of new fur products, groundbreaking legislation that bans animals like elephants and bears from being used in circus acts and legislation prohibiting hunting or killing bobcats in California. 

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 228 by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which builds on the executive order he signed in June announcing the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to address some of the challenges California’s growing aging population is encountering. SB 228 builds on actions the Governor has taken on this issue in his first nine months in office to not only promote healthy aging in the state, but also ensure protections for senior citizens.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Riverside counties due to the effects of several fires, including the Saddleridge, Eagle, Sandalwood, Reche, and Wolf fires, which have destroyed structures, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

Sacramento, California - Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed AB 32 by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), which will phase out the use of all private, for-profit prisons, including both prisons and immigration detention facilities, in California.