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Bill to Establish Social Housing Passes off the Assembly Floor

AB 309 to establish Social Housing in California passed off of the Assembly Floor with over a supermajority of votes and is now headed to the Senate. The final vote was 55-16.

In 2018, California ranked 49th among the United States in housing units per resident, and it’s estimated that an additional 180,000 new units of housing would need to be built each year to meet demand. 

AAPI Heritage Month Ceremony - May 22

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Assemblymember Lee escorted Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Honoree Jodi Hicks on the Assembly Floor in recognition of AAPI Heritage Month on May 22, 2023.

Ms. Jodi Hicks is the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliate of CA. Throughout her career, she has employed her expertise in public policy to push for legislative reforms and assist different agencies in achieving political or financial support. She was previously the Vice President of Government Relations at the California Medical Association and has been named one of the “Capitol Weekly’s Top 100” for her advocacy.

Bill to Increase Protections for Small Businesses Sails Through Assembly Floor

AB 502 by Assemblymember Alex Lee sailed out of the Assembly Floor with unanimous bipartisan support (68-0). In order to protect our small businesses, AB 502 would prohibit a listing service, such as Yelp or Google, from posting a phone number under a restaurant that does not go directly to the restaurant.

2023 Unsung Heroes of Assembly District 24 Recognized

On Friday, April 14th, Assemblymember Alex Lee hosted an award ceremony at the Fremont Downtown Event Center to recognize the Unsung Heroes of Assembly District 24. 26 individuals and organizations from across Assembly District 24 were recognized for their contributions and commitment to the betterment of the community.

Bills Introduced to Allow Local Governments and California to Have Public Financing of Elections

SB 24 and AB 270 would put a measure on the November 2024 ballot to allow voters to decide the matter

At a time when voters are more concerned than ever about the dominance of Big Money in politics, Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) and Assemblymember Alex Lee (D-San José) have introduced parallel bills, SB 24 and AB 270, to restore control to local governments and the State by allowing them to enact new options for election campaign funding.

New Bill Provides Stronger Protection for Tenants Relying on Domestic Wells in Disadvantaged Communities

Assemblymember Alex Lee Introduces AB 664 to Ensure Tenants on Domestic Wells Have Access to Safe Drinking Water

Today, Assemblymember Alex Lee announced AB 664 to ensure that tenants of rental properties served solely by domestic wells have access to safe drinking water, if well owners do not consent to consolidation or extension of service from a receiving water system.

Black History Month Celebration

On Saturday, February 18th, Assemblymember Alex Lee celebrated Black History Month with Senator Aisha Wahab and Fremont Councilmembers Desrie Campbell and Teresa Cox at South Bay Community Church to recognize 7 community leaders: