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Monday, October 16, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) This weekend, AB 1674, the Fair Access to University of California Act of 2017, authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 1674 ensures that qualified in-state students are not denied admission at UC institutions in favor of less qualified out-of-state students who pay more in tuition and fees.

Upon passage Assemblymember Grayson said the following: “I want to thank Governor Brown for signing this bill into law and supporting qualified local students who dream of graduating high school and attending some of the highest quality institutions in their home state. This bill will make sure that admission at a UC campus is based on academic performance, not the revenue that the student generates. I am pleased that the Governor is joining with me in taking a stand for California’s students.”

Saturday, October 14, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) This afternoon, AB 1655, The UC Transparency Act of 2017 authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 1655 prohibits the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) from intentionally misleading the State Auditor and requires greater transparency in UC cost reporting.

Upon passage Assemblymember Grayson said the following: “I want to thank Governor Brown for signing AB 1655 into law. This bill is critical to restoring the public trust that was eroded by recent findings about the actions of the UC Office of the President and their intentional interference with a State Auditor’s investigation. Students and taxpayers need to know that UC leadership will be good stewards of the institution, and this bill provides much needed accountability.”

Friday, September 29, 2017
(SAN FRANCISCO) – Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law comprehensive legislation aimed at addressing the ongoing housing crisis in California. Included in the package were AB 879 authored by freshman Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) and SB 35 coauthored by Grayson.
 
At the conclusion of the ceremony Grayson stated, “When I started serving my district in January, I knew special interests in Sacramento could stand in the way of making real progress on this issue. Today, I am proud that we have overcome that challenge and are delivering on our promises to address our state’s housing crisis. I look forward to continuing to work on this issue and ensuring that we reach our goal of bringing California home in the years ahead.”  
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) This afternoon, AB 492, the Truth in Solicitation Act authored by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord) was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 492 protects consumers from deceptive solicitation practices by requiring private solicitation mailers to clearly disclose that they are not affiliated with the government.

Upon passage Assemblymember Grayson stated, “I want to thank Governor Brown for signing this bill into law. Our friends and family, especially our aging population most susceptible to scams, should not be subject to business practices that rely on misleading solicitations represented as government documents. This predatory behavior has no place in California, and I’m pleased that the Governor is joining with me in taking a stand for consumers across the state.”

Friday, September 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) issues the following statement after the California State Senate passed AB 879 which he authored.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Tonight, the Assembly passed a package of bills aimed at addressing the housing shortage across California.

After the bills were passed, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) said, “The long-term solution to addressing our housing crisis is to allow supply to catch up to demand. I’m proud to have coauthored SB 35, which was included in this package and will help to streamline the approval process for new developments in some of the most impacted communities.”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

(Concord, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord) released the following statement regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DACA announcement:

“Today’s DACA announcement is both heartless and cruel. Pursuing policies to unnecessarily punish innocent children does not make America great. Protecting Dreamers has bipartisan support, and our neighbors who were brought to this country as children and have grown up here must know that California stands shoulder to shoulder with them and is willing to lead the fight against inhumane and irrational immigration policies. I call upon Congress to use this sad day as the impetus to finally tackle our Nation’s immigration policies in a comprehensive and compassionate manner.”