Press Releases

Monday, October 5, 2020

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. These bills will protect people with student loans from predatory practices, prevent intellectually disabled people from being sentenced to death row, provide safeguards for mobilehome residents and ensure that local fire protection district employees can keep their desired benefits.

The following bills will go into effect on January 1, 2021:

Friday, September 25, 2020

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.

Monday, October 14, 2019

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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Legislature has approved 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 offense to benefit from the opportunities provided under Proposition 57.

Monday, September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Legislature has approved AB 45 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to eliminate medical co-pays for incarcerated individuals. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 29 to 11.