Press Release

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) to make Election Day a holiday in California passed the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting by a vote of 5-2. Assembly Bill 177 would establish a state holiday on the first Tuesday in November of each statewide or national election year.

Friday, February 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) introduced legislation this week to place the Bureau of Cannabis Control under the same sunset review process for legislative oversight as other state licensing bodies.  Assembly Bill 545 is coauthored by Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles), Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), and Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa).

Monday, February 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), introduced an amendment to the state constitution today that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in California.

“Lowering the voting age will give a voice to young people and provide a tool to hold politicians accountable to the issues they care about,” said Assemblymember Evan Low. “Young people are our future, and when we ignore that we do so at our own peril.”

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) has re-introduced a bill to make Election Day a holiday in California. Assembly Bill 177 would establish a state holiday on the first Tuesday in November of each statewide or national election year.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today, the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus unanimously elected Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to serve as Chair and Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) to serve as Vice Chair.

Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) hands over the chairmanship following two highly successful years for the Caucus. During his time as Chair, the Caucus, among its many accomplishments:

Friday, September 28, 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, was signed by the Governor today.

AB 1968 will 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.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bills 1751 and 1753 were signed into law by the Governor today. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) is the author of both bills aimed at fighting the opioid crisis by addressing the overprescribing, diversion, and abuse of prescription drugs like opioids. These bills are a core component of a larger package of legislation aimed at combatting the opioid crisis.