Press Release

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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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.”

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018

Congratulations to the Community Seva on being recognized as the San José Assembly District 27 Non-profit of the Year. "It is a great honor for me to recognize Community Seva as the 27th Assembly District’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year, and I commend the organization for its tireless dedication to the local San Jose community and beyond. Community Seva has served 67,505 meals to date, provided supplies, and has given unwavering support to communities in need since its founding five years ago.

Friday, June 1, 2018

(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.”