Press Release

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A California bill that would make it possible for a college athlete to profit from the use of his or her name, images and likeness passed another subcommittee hurdle in the legislative process Tuesday afternoon.

The state assembly's Committee on Higher Education voted 9-0 to move the bill forward, and chairman Jose Medina called the NCAA's threats and requests to slow down the legislative process during the past couple months "akin to bullying."

"I don't take too fondly to threats to the state of California regardless of where they come from," Medina told ESPN on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, presented Assembly Bill (AB) 331 to the Senate Education Committee led by Senator Connie Leyva. AB 331 mandates Ethnic Studies as a graduation requirement in all California high schools.

Commencing with the 2024-25 school year, AB 331 mandates a semester-long course in ethnic studies, to the list of statewide graduation requirements.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Assemblymember Medina's Ethnic Studies Bill (AB 331)  which aims to foster understanding and inclusivity made it out of the Senate Education Committee 4-0.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO— Today, the legislature voted on and passed the state budget, which awaits the Governor’s signature for full passage.