Assemblymember Carrillo Receives the California State Park Foundation's Legacy Award

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is recognized as the recipient of the Legacy Award, presented by the California State Parks Foundation. The recognition, given out each year, focuses on leaders and lawmakers who develop, expand and protect California’s state parks.

According to L.A.’s Park Score, 41 percent of lower-income households in Los Angeles do not have immediate access to a park. While many California families often live minutes away from California’s State Parks and beaches, many cannot reach them. 

Assemblywoman Carrillo Pet Insurance Transparency Law Signed by Governor Newsom

Assembly Bill 1535

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) is proud to announce that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1535 into law, which ensures pet insurance claims can be filed faster and with less hassle. 

“California consumers care deeply about the health and well-being of their pets,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-51). “AB 1535 ensures that consumers who purchase pet insurance can ask questions, file a claim or complaint without confusion or misdirection from pet insurance companies over brand names and details lost in the small print. Pet insurance consumers have a right to transparency and proper recourse.” 

Assemblywoman Carrillo Issues Statement on Exide Technologies’ Lead-Battery Recycling Facility Disaster

Exide

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo and elected officials visiting homes in East Los Ángeles contaminated with lead by the EXIDE Battery Plant. August 9, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA –  Today, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a report highly critical of the investigation produced by Exide Technologies relating to their role in the contamination and cleanup of the East Los Angeles area as a result of their lead-battery recycling facility. According to DTSC, which will take control of the investigation, Exide Technologies concluded that it was not responsible for the contamination of residential areas surrounding its former facility. This report is troubling, considering a University of Southern California study found lead in the teeth of children who live within the contamination zone.

“Despite Exide Technologies’ legal obligation to fully investigate its role in the contamination of the East Los Angeles and surrounding communities, they have failed to do so and the State must now intervene to provide equity to those who were harmed by this environmental disaster,” said Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles). “It is our duty and obligation as a State to protect the well-being of all Californians, therefore we must and we will continue to work to provide justice to those affected by the Exide Technologies disaster, many of them children, as well as provide safeguard measures to ensure this never happens again in the future.”