Assemblymember Low Responds to Court’s Ruling on Initiative Proposal

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) issued the following statement today after Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei relieved Attorney General Kamala Harris of her duty to prepare a title and summary for the “Sodomite Suppression Act” ballot initiative proposal:

“I am pleased to hear that the Superior Court has agreed with Attorney General Harris’ decision not to issue a title and summary for the Sodomite Suppression Act. The initiative is hateful, attacks innocent people, and if relief was granted, it would have been a waste of state resources. I applaud Attorney General Harris on her leadership on this issue. While the court’s ruling on this egregious initiative proposal is both legally and morally the right action to take, the events bring attention to the need to reform the initiative process.”

Low Praises Budget Passage Which Supports Working Families in California

Legislature passes on-time budget for fifth consecutive year

SACRAMENTO –The California State Assembly passed its 2015-16 budget bill today with a 52-28 vote. Assembly Bill 93 is now on the desk of Governor Jerry Brown who will have 12 days to sign or veto the bill. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) issued the following statement after the vote:

“This on-time, balanced budget will build our state’s reserves and pay down debt. It brings opportunities and much needed resources to working families such as the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income workers and restoration of Medi-Cal benefits and services that were cut in previous years. Most importantly, the budget shows our state’s reinvestment and commitment to education by increasing Cal Grant B funding to benefit Community College students, as well as additional funding for preK-12 programs, California State University and University of California. The budget is reflective of the values and priorities of our community and allows us to build a strong future for the people of California.”

Assembly Passes Bills by Assemblymember Evan Low to Improve Access to Government, Support Colleges, and Expand Dental Services

SACRAMENTO – Thirteen bills authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell) successfully passed out of the Assembly ahead of last week’s house of origin deadline. Among freshmen Assembly members, Low ranked second in passing the most bills off of the floor.

“I am proud to have authored pieces of legislation that will help to improve California,” Low said. “I thank my colleagues from both sides of the aisle for supporting these measures and look forward to working with members of the Senate to ensure that these bills are brought to the Governor for his signature.”

Assemblymembers Low and Bloom Introduce Legislation to Reform Ballot Initiative Process

AB 1100 will adjust fee to prepare title and summary

SACRAMENTO – In response to a proposed ballot measure that would legalize the murder of LGBT Californians, Assemblymembers Evan Low (D-Campbell) and Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) introduced AB 1100 today, which would increase the fee required to process a ballot initiative.

“We live in California, the cradle of direct democracy, but we also need a threshold for reasonableness. Amending laws and making statewide policy is not something that should be taken lightly,” Assemblymember Low said. “It’s been 72 years since we updated this aspect of the initiative process, this proposal is long overdue,” he added.

Bonta, Alejo, and Low Join Jose Antonio Vargas to Promote New Immigration Programs for APIs

Vargas says getting his license was the “happiest day” of his life

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Jose Antonio Vargas presents his new driver’s license to the crowd during Tuesday’s press conference at the State Capitol.

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Evan Low (D-San Jose), and Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) were honored this week to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and the founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas, to the State Capitol to highlight why the Safe and Responsible Driver Act (AB 60) and the President’s Immigration Accountability Executive Action are important to the Asian Pacific Islander community.

Low Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 28th District

Bringing new energy, leadership and commitment to the Assembly

(SACRAMENTO) – Evan Low (D-San Jose) was sworn in as the representative for State Assembly District 28. At the age of 31, he is the youngest Asian American to be elected to the Legislature in state history.

“It is an honor to serve the constituents of District 28,” said Low. “I grew up in the Silicon Valley and have a close connection with the people here. I am focused on partnership over partisanship. As a freshman member of the Assembly, I hope to bring new energy, innovative leadership and a renewed commitment to core values of creating good-paying jobs, keeping government accountable and protecting our environment to the State Assembly.”

Assembly District 28 includes the southern Bay Area cities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the areas of West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian, and Almaden Valley in San Jose.

The oath of office was administered in the Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin Liu.