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.”

Monday, March 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), who represents downtown San Jose, submitted a letter today to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit’s (BART) Board of Directors expressing support for the Phase 2 of the Silicon Valley extension to be done using a single-bore tunnel design.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

For Immediate Release

February 14, 2018

* * * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * * *

WHAT: Assemblymember Ash Kalra to host press conference to announce introduction of bill to protect California families from abusive loans

WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2018 – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: California State Capitol Building, Room 317

WHO: Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose)

Graciela Aponte-Diaz, Center for Responsible Lending

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), who is a member of the California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus, released the following statement following the release of the API Caucus’s letter to the Department of Homeland Security regarding the reports of targeted detainment and potential deportation of more than 200 Cambodian and Vietnamese Americans by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 830 authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), repealing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

Monday, October 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 20 authored by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), requiring the state’s two largest pension systems to submit a report on investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).