Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The California Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved legislation by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to defend the state’s coast from sea-level rise and other impacts of climate change, and to improve coastal access to all Californians.  The measure ensures that the California Coastal Commission can adequately oversee and review the building and maintenance of seawalls, also known as coastal armoring, in ways that prevent beach erosion and protect shoreline communities.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the following statement on the May 16 California State Lands Commission letter to CEMEX, which demanded that the sand mining plant in Marina submit a lease application for the use of state resources or cease dredging operations:

Monday, May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO –The California State Assembly has approved legislation by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to give the state the ability to regulate student loan servicers.  Assembly Bill 38 builds upon the 2016 Student Loan Servicing Act and helps ensure that student borrowers have reliable information, receive quality customer service, and have meaningful access to repayment and loan forgiveness programs.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Legislation Restricts Companies from Hiding Information about Dangerous Products through Secret Legal Agreements

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee has passed Assembly Bill 889 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay).  The consumer protection measure restricts civil litigants, usually large companies, from using secret settlements and other legal agreements as a way to hide information about ongoing dangers to consumers.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


SACRAMENTO— The Housing and Community Development Committee approved AB 1269 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) which would establish a process for the investigation and mediation of the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) at the Department of  Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).  This bill would also require DFEH to produce written instructional materials summarizing the Act, and collect and make publically available data regarding the number of complaints, the violation complained and outcome of each complaint.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly passed AJR 9 joint-authored by Assemblymembers Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) today just days prior to Earth Day and the March on Science.  This joint resolution would affirm the importance of scientific research, the scientific education of all children, and the foundational role of independent, rigorous scientific discovery and inquiry in the policymaking process at all levels and support the April 22, 2017, March for Science.  The final vote on the Assembly Floor was 66:1:13. 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Sacramento – The Assembly Natural Resources Committee approved AB 1129 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to help protect California’s coast in the face of sea-level rise, intense weather events, and other impacts of a changing climate. The final vote was 7:3.  Assembly Bill 1129 guards coastal access and coastal resources by promoting natural alternatives to seawalls and other defense structures.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO— The Assembly Judiciary Committee approved AB 889 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) which restricts the ability of civil litigants to use protective orders or secrecy provisions in a settlement agreement to hide an ongoing danger to public health and safety from public view.  With this measure California will join eleven other states that have already enacted such legislation.

Monday, April 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) that would increase transparency and accountability at the California Coastal Commission.  The bill passed with a bipartisan vote of 9:0.