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Assemblymember Ash Kalra, California Nurses Association Introduce CalCare Legislation

Improving upon AB 1400 from last session, AB 2200 would guarantee comprehensive, high-quality health care for all Californians as a human right

SACRAMENTO – Today, California Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San José), with the crucial support of California Nurses Association (CNA), introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2200, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act.

Assemblymember Kalra and Labor Co-Sponsors Urge Governor Newsom to Sign AB 96

AB 96 is an intentional, tailored policy that will continue technological innovation in public transit while respecting workers’ rights and justice

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Kalra (D-San José) and bill sponsors urge Governor Newsom to sign AB 96, which would require public transit agencies to notify transit unions of their intention to procure or deploy autonomous transit vehicle technology at least ten months prior.

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: