Press Releases

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) and Stop AAPI Hate today announced that Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1161 into law. This legislation requires the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University to create a survey tool for California transit operators to strengthen and promote passenger safety. The data collection effort is a critical first step in creating a larger framework for meaningful safety solutions.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine), Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), and Assemblymember Steve Bennet (D-Ventura) announced that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill (SB) 915 in to law. This legislation bans the sale of firearms, ammunition, and precursor parts on all property owned and operated by the state.

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced the adoption of the $40.1 million Asian and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus budget as part of the recently enacted 2022-23 State Budget. The new dedicated funding will address key issues that impact AAPI communities throughout the state, with an emphasis on educational programs. This budget allocation builds on the $156.5 million dedicated in last year’s state budget that focused on community outreach and education efforts to fight the rise in anti-Asian hate throughout California. The $40.1 million allocation will provide a second round of “Stop the Hate” grant funding. 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Min announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill (SB) 935 into law. This legislation will allow Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) to be renewed as many times as necessary for victims of abuse. SB 935 addresses the lack of clarity in current law concerning whether a judge may subsequently renew a DVRO that has previously been renewed which has led to inconsistent handling of DVROs by judges across the state and the denial of victims legal protections on a recurring basis.

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the 2022-23 State Budget into law, securing $31.75 million in direct appropriations for local priorities in the 37th Senate District. In another fiscal year with a record budget surplus, Min again supported a variety of Orange County based projects that continue to highlight the region’s rising return on investment from Sacramento.