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Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) released the following statement in response to a joint-statement from members of the State Assembly:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – AB 1440, a bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) clarifying that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Customs and Border Patrol Officers are not licensed peace officers under California State Law, passed out of the Assembly today on a bipartisan 56 to 4 vote.

Monday, June 19, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97 to recognize June 21, 2017, as International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, introduced ACR 97 to raise awareness about the important benefits of yoga for Californians of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Capitol to mark the first International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97, which declared June 21, 2017 as the International Day of Yoga in California, to raise awareness about the important benefits of Yoga. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from India, rooted in Hindu and Vedic traditions, that’s practiced by millions of people of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities throughout the world,” said Kalra.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) led a special Yoga celebration at the State Capitol to mark the first International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97, which declared June 21, 2017 as the International Day of Yoga in California, to raise awareness about the important benefits of Yoga. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from India, rooted in Hindu and Vedic traditions, that’s practiced by millions of people of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities throughout the world,” said Kalra. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, June 19, 2017

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution 97 to recognize June 21, 2017, as International Day of Yoga in California. Assemblymember Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the State Legislature, introduced ACR 97 to raise awareness about the important benefits of yoga for Californians of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities. “Yoga is an invaluable gift from India, rooted in Hindu and Vedic traditions, and is today practiced by millions of all backgrounds, cultures, traditions, religions, and nationalities throughout the world,” said Assemblymember Kalra. “ACR 97 raises awareness about all these important benefits of yoga and also reminds us that we all share the common goal of uplifting one another and the human experience, regardless of where we come from.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Friday, June 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Budget Conference Committee approved a request by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) to appropriate $5.4 million for case management and home repairs to help in the recovery from the flooding in San Jose.

Assemblymember Kalra presented the request before the Assembly Budget Committee last month on behalf of members of San Jose’s legislative delegation.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) requiring the disclosure of flood hazard zones to prospective tenants was passed by the State Assembly yesterday with bipartisan support.

The bill, AB 646, was prompted by Assemblymember Kalra’s visit to areas of his district impacted by severe flooding brought on by a series of storms this winter.

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember (D-San Jose) Ash Kalra expressed his disappointment that AB 784, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino), did not pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today.

Assemblymember Kalra’s involvement in AB 784 was integral to the bill’s passage out of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee on a vote of 7-3. Assemblymember Kalra was to formally become a joint author of the bill had it continued to move through the Legislature.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Immigration, both documented and undocumented, has come under more scrutiny since President Trump took office. Since California is home to an estimated 10 million or more immigrants, the issue has particular resonance here.

As a result, state government is increasingly taking up bills supporters say will help protect that population. And immigrants themselves are becoming more involved in the political process. These eight immigrants are members of the state Legislature, and are helping to craft policy at the state Capitol — or in some cases to oppose it.