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Monday, June 11, 2018

(West Hollywood, CA) - Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose), members of the CA Legislative LGBT Caucus and state and local LGBT leaders highlighted legislation to support and lift up California's LGBT community during a news conference at the West Hollywood Library. Assemblymember Low noted that two measures (AB 2943/Conversion Therapy and AJR 172/Discrimination Apology) have received substantial bipartisan support. “Love transcends partisanship,” he said. “And with that we continue to celebrate Pride but recognize the work that we have ahead of us.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bills 1751, 1752, and 1753 passed the Assembly today by bipartisan votes of 75-0, 76-0, and 76-0 respectively. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) is the author of the three-bill package of legislation to fight the opioid crisis by addressing the overprescribing, diversion, and abuse of prescription drugs like opioids. These bills are part of a larger package of legislation aimed at combatting the opioid crisis.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low’s (D-Silicon Valley) legislation to restrict firearm possession among people admitted under multiple 5150 holds, an involuntary psychiatric hold for individuals at risk of harming themselves or others, passed the Assembly today by a bipartisan vote of 64-1.

AB 1968 would remove the firearms of someone who has been placed on a 5150 hold twice in one year and prohibits the admitting facility from filling out the petition form on the individual’s behalf. The individual could still petition the court for a hearing to have his or her guns returned.

Monday, May 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Today legislation to commemorate May 22, 2018 as Harvey Milk Day passed the Assembly by a unanimous vote. House Resolution 108 is authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

“Harvey Milk’s role in the LGBT civil rights movement and his resulting legacy have inspired generations of LGBT leaders and activists,” said Assemblymember Low. “His contributions to the state of California are lasting, and it is important that we recognize and honor him.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Evan Low’s (D-San Jose) Assembly Bill 2493 declares conversion therapy a fraudulent business practice. However, the bill does not affect religion, your private beliefs, free speech or the sales of religious books. “The bill does one thing and one thing only; it declares conversion therapy (for money) for what is, a fraudulent practice,” stated Assemblymember Low, Chair of the LBGQT Caucus. Learn more about the measure by watching this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to establish June as Pride Month in statute passed the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization by a vote of 15-0. Assembly Bill 2969 is authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and co-authored by all members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. AB 2969 is supported by Equality California and the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Monday, April 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation from Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) to ban the practice of paying per-signature for ballot initiatives or petitions passed the Assembly today by a vote of 50-25. Under Assembly Bill 1947, signature gatherers could still be paid daily or hourly. Paying per-signature creates an incentive to mislead voters or forge signatures.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bills 1751, 1752, and 1753 passed the Assembly Committee on Public Safety by bipartisan votes of 6-0, 6-1, and 7-0 respectively. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) is the author of the three-bill package of legislation to fight the opioid crisis by addressing the overprescribing, diversion, and abuse of prescription drugs like opioids. These bills are part of a larger package of legislation aimed at combatting the opioid crisis.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bill 2943 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, to declare conversion therapy a fraudulent practice in the state of California, passed the Assembly today by a bipartisan vote of 50-18.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A new bill passed by the California Assembly on Thursday would classify the selling or advertising of gay conversation therapy as a fraudulent business practice.

Assemblyman Evan Low (D) said the practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation is ineffective, The Associated Press reported.