Assemblymembers Introduce Resolution To Protect and Defend Truth

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymembers Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena)  and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) today introduced AJR 9 which 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 supp

Stone Introduces Bill to Promote Coastal Access

Sacramento – Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) today introduced legislation to help protect California’s coast in the face of sea-level rise, intense weather events, and other impacts of a changing climate.

Stone outraged at Department of Homeland Security’s Actions

“I am outraged after listening to the City of Santa Cruz’s press conference regarding the February 13th arrests. I am shocked and appalled that the Department of Homeland Security would so boldly violate the trust of our police department and community. The Department took advantage of a six- year criminal investigation and turned it into an immigration raid,” said Assemblymember Mark Stone.

Stone Introduces Legislation to Require Tethered Plastic Bottle Caps

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) introduced AB 319, legislation that will require that, by 2020, all single-use plastic beverage containers have a cap that is tethered to the container. According to the Coastal Conservancy’s most recent data on marine debris, bottle caps were one of the top items found in beach clean-ups conducted in 2015.

Stone Laws to Take Effect January 1

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) wrote a number of new laws that will take effect on January 1, 2017.

Improving the Economic Security of Students and Working Families

AB 2251 (Stone) Student Loan Servicing Act: This measure protects student borrowers from confusing loan practices that can create crushing, insurmountable debt and can create a drag on the economy. It requires loan servicers to provide reliable information about loan repayment options, quality customer service and fair treatment, and meaningful access to federal affordable repayment and loan forgiveness benefits. Attorney General (and Senator-Elect) Kamala Harris sponsored these reforms.