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As Chairman of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, I have made it a priority to bring together advocates for seniors to improve long-term care financing services. To that end, the California State Assembly Committee on Aging and Long Term Care will be having an informational hearing on Long Term services and supports tomorrow in the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Chambers 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose California from 2 to 4 pm.

Long-term services and supports encompasses the broad range of paid and unpaid medical and personal care assistance that people may need – for several weeks, months, or years – when they experience difficulty completing self-care tasks as a result of aging, chronic illness, or disability.

Do you have a story to tell? Please join us at the Hearing where we want to learn more about how these services affect you and your family. It will be an opportunity to learn about resources and for seniors to voice their concerns about long-term care. Bring your questions and concerns.

For more information, or if you have questions about participating, please call my office at (408) 277-1220.

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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.

Friday, February 24, 2017

LAST UPDATED - Friday, February 24 - 5:35 p.m.

While the heavy rains of the recent storm have passed, more rain is expected this weekend and continued emergency preparedness is critical as flooding remains a concern. Many areas are still unsafe to access and it is advised that residents should not return to their homes until authorities determine that it is safe to do so. Flood water and homes, cars, and belongings that have been flooded should be treated as contaminated.

Information on this page will be updated as more details become available.

Coyote Creek Flood: Information and Updates - http://www.sanjoseca.gov/stormupdate

Friday, January 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Resolution ACR 13, authored by Indian American Assembly member Ash Kalra (D-San José) to honor India’s Republic Day, was adopted Jan. 26 in the State Assembly and co-signed by all 74 members who were present.

Kalra, who is the first Indian American to serve in the state Legislature, introduced the concurrent resolution in commemoration of India’s Constitution and in recognition of the Indian American community’s significant contributions to California.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

(Sacramento) – With a capacity crowd looking on, newly elected Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) took the oath of office as the representative of the 27th Assembly District. He is the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature. “It’s an honor and a great responsibility,” said Assemblymember Kalra. “Being from Silicon Valley…housing, education, transportation and protecting the immigrant community will be my top priorities.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, December 5, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) -  Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 27th Assembly District. 

Kalra previously represented the 2nd District on the San Jose City Council; the first Indian American to be elected to that body. Before serving on the city council, Ash spent 11 years as an attorney in the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office. 

The 27th Assembly District is comprised of portions of the city of San Jose.

The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol.