Sacramento–State leaders and Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland), the first California Native American elected to the state Legislature, called on Californians to celebrate national Native American Month.
HIGHLAND—State lawmakers, California schools chief and mental health providers argued Wednesday for a continued focus on suicide prevention efforts, particularly for children and youth, as they celebrated passage of a law creating a state office of suicide prevention while noting vast unfulfilled needs for school resources to combat suicide and self-harm on campuses.
SACRAMENTO – A bill to establish the first statewide Office of Suicide Prevention was passed unanimously today by the state Senate on a 36 to 0 vote.
Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland) said his measure, AB 2112, would help California meet the state’s suicide crisis now exacerbated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, which adds greater urgency to the need for the bill. “I appreciate the strong bipartisan support this measure received. It was a moving testament to the need to reduce suicide rates in California,” Ramos said.
SACRAMENTO—A measure to help Native Americans gain greater access to the electoral process will go Gov. Gavin Newsom for his review after the Assembly concurred today in Senate amendments on a 60 to 0 vote.
UPDATE: As of approximately 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 30, the Assembly concurred in the Senate amendments. The measure will now be sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom for his review. He has until September 30, 2020 to approve or veto AB 275.
SACRAMENTO--California’s Senate today approved a bill on a 39 to 0 vote to strengthen and clarify the process for repatriating California Native American remains and artifacts held by various institutions such as the University of California system.
SACRAMENTO –State senators today approved a bill to boost collaboration among law enforcement agencies on tribal lands and help reduce the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in California on a 39 to 0 vote.