Stone Introduces Bill to Reform Private Student Loan Collection

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has introduced legislation to protect private student loan borrowers from unsubstantiated lawsuits. AB 424 requires private student loan lenders and debt collectors to comply with common sense evidentiary standards when bringing debt collection lawsuits against borrowers.

Governor Signs Stone Legislation

SACRAMENTO, CA - With a year that has been full of uncertainties and a reduced budget, Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) was able to get 10 bills signed by Governor Newsom.

Student Loan Borrowers Bill of Rights

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 376 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) which will make California the first state in the nation to provide student loan borrowers with a comprehensive Bill of Rights.

Elimination of No Re-hire Clause

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Governor has signed AB 749 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D – Monterey Bay) which prohibits the use of “no re-hire” clauses in settlement agreements that broadly restrict future employment opportunities for workers settling a sexual harassment or other employment dispute.

California Eliminates Copayments in Prisons and Jails

SACRAMENTO, CA - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed AB 45 which permanently bans California state prisons and county jails from charging incarcerated people copayments for medical and dental visits, and from charging for medically necessary equipment like artificial limbs, dentures, hearing aids, artificial eyes, etc. This will go into effect January 1, 2020.

Sentence Reducing Credits for Youth Offenders

SACRAMENTO, CA - California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 965 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D- Monterey Bay) which allows incarcerated individuals who were under the age of 26 at the time of their controlling offense to benefit from the opportunities provided under Proposition 57. This legislation will take effect January 1, 2020.