Livestream - CA Senior Policy
As Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee, Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), is having an informational hearing on Long Term Care and Support Services in Los Angeles on Wednesday, November 15th from 10am to Noon at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. The Committee will gather information on the long term care resources available to Californians and listen as the public and experts provide stories on how long term care is working for caregivers and those being cared for.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) was named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).
Thursday, January 10, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) provided the following statement in response to the announcement of Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2019-20 Proposed Budget:
“What the Governor introduced today is a budget that prioritizes the values of California; one of inclusivity, education, value of work and the working class, and opportunity for all. I am particularly appreciative of Governor Newsom’s attention to pay down the state’s debt, help address local school district pension obligations, and ensure that we do not overlook the state’s unfunded liabilities.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), who is the first Indian American elected to the State Legislature, will be leading the California State Assembly’s first-ever delegation to India this month.
The historic two-week trade delegation, departing December 4, is sanctioned by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and will take six legislators to New Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Mumbai and Punjab to discuss bilateral relations and have conversations on political, economic, and social developments in California and India.
Friday, September 28, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Assembly Bill (AB) 2215, which will allow veterinarians to discuss the use of medicinal cannabis for their animal patients in their licensed practice, making California the first state in the country to give veterinarians the protection they need to answer questions about using medical cannabis for pets. AB 2215 also requires the California Veterinary Medical Board to adopt guidelines that veterinarians may use to follow in discussing medicinal cannabis on an animal within the veterinarian-client-patient relationship.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra commends the California Supreme Court’s ruling in De La Torre v. CashCall finding that high-interest rates on loans above $2,500 are “unconscionable.” Over the past two years Assemblymember Kalra has been leading the effort to place reasonable interest rate caps on high dollar consumer loans over $2,500.
“I applaud the California State Supreme Court for doing what the Legislature could not; finding that high-interest rate loans are unacceptable.” Assemblymember Kalra goes on to say, “This ruling is a significant step forward, however, it remains the responsibility of the Legislature to put in place sound and reasonable financial protections for consumers who need a loan when faced with stressful financial circumstances.”
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) wrote Assembly Bill AB 250, the Safe Consumer Lending Act, to protect California families from abusive high-cost installment loans and put a cap on such predatory loans. “This is not just a policy issue, this is a moral issue,” said Assemblymember Kalra. “Make no mistake, predatory lenders do not just use exorbitant interest rates to entrap borrowers, they use lending tactics to mislead, misrepresent, and ultimately penalize impoverished communities.”