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Assemblymember Kalra, SAG-AFTRA, Introduce First of its Kind Legislation on Generative AI in Performer Contracts

AB 459 mandates informed consent and proper representation for any transfer of the right to digitally replicate one’s likeness and performance

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José), and SAG-AFTRA, announce first of its kind legislation to regulate the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in employment contracts in the entertainment industry.


Assemblymember Kalra’s Bill to Prohibit Common Counts Heads to Governor


SACRAMENTO – Today, AB 1414 (Kalra) passed its final vote in the Legislature and heads to Governor Newsom. The bill would protect consumers against predatory debt collection lawsuits by requiring debt collectors to produce and sue on a written contract rather than “common counts”.


Assemblymember Kalra, Priscilla Presley Celebrate ACR 86 Vote


SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 86 passed the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development by a vote of 12-0. ACR 86 enjoyed supportive testimony by actor and philanthropist, Priscilla Presley, and Social Compassion in Legislation’s Founder and President, Judie Mancuso.


Assemblymembers Kalra and McKinnor, Senator Cortese, Pen Letter to Governor Newsom in Support of State Workers, SEIU Local 1000

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Labor & Employment Committee Chair, Ash Kalra (D-San José), Assembly Public Employment & Retirement Committee Chair, Tina McKinnor (D-Inglewood), and Senate Labor, Public Employment & Retirement Committee Chair, Dave Cortese (D-San José), sent a letter urging Governor Newsom to reach a fair contract agreement with SEIU Local 1000 that re

Assemblymember Kalra Announces Opposition to SB 770

SACRAMENTO – With SB 770 by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) advancing to the Assembly and scheduled to be heard in Assembly Health Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27th, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José) releases the following statement announcing his opposition to the bill:


Assemblymember Kalra's Bill to End Poverty Tows Advances to Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, AB 1082, authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José), passed the Assembly Transportation Committee. AB 1082 will eliminate the authority to tow or immobilize a vehicle for five or more unpaid parking citations and increase the number of unpaid tickets that prevent people from renewing their vehicle registration from one to six.

Assemblymember Kalra Appointed to Chair Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José) was appointed Chair of the new Assembly Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).


“I am honored to serve as Chair to the Assembly’s new Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers and thank Speaker Rendon for this leadership opportunity.

Assemblymember Kalra Introduces the Stable Homes Act

AB 919 will help keep families in their homes and preserve affordable housing

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José) introduced AB 919, the Stable Homes Act, to give tenants, local public agencies, and mission-driven nonprofits a first opportunity to purchase or match an offer on rental housing properties when owners choose to put them up for sale.