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Measure to remove barriers to Native American voter access is sent to Senate

SACRAMENTO—California’s Assembly today approved and sent to the Senate a proposal to help Native Americans gain greater access to the electoral process.

AB 2314 by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) would authorize the Secretary of State to create an advisory committee.  Approved on a 67-0 vote, AB 2314 would:

Require the Secretary of State to consult with the advisory committee to consider recommendations making voting more accessible for Native American voters;

Assembly sends Senate measure to reduce rates of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymembers today approved, on a bipartisan 63 to 0 vote, a measure to increase collaboration among law enforcement agencies on tribal land and help reduce the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in California.

AB 3099, by Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland), would create greater sharing of information and heightened cooperation between California’s Department of Justice (DOJ), tribal governments and local law enforcement, including tribal justice systems.

Ramos bill to create first statewide Office of Suicide Prevention heads to Senate

SACRAMENTO – California’s Assembly today approved a measure to create a statewide Office of Suicide Prevention on a 61 to 0 vote. Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) said he introduced AB 2112 in early February. “California and the world have drastically changed since then,” Ramos added.

Ramos urges legal protections for small businesses following COVID-19 health guidelines during the pandemic

HIGHLAND—Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) announced today he is seeking liability relief for small businesses in collaboration with a coalition of 22 bipartisan legislators, local small businesses and business organizations (local and statewide) to support assistance to small businesses.

Ramos said he and the coalition are urging Governor Gavin Newsom to take swift action to protect enterprises with 25 or fewer employees from being sued during the emergency if they follow state and local COVID-19 guidelines.