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  • Bulletin Board: April 27, 2011 (dailydemocrat.com)
    Apr 28, 2011
    Wendy Hill, a member of state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's staff will speak about his recently introduced AB 9 (Bullying Prevention and Response). This bill promotes a civil and safe educational environment for all students in California, regardless of ...
    Daily Democrat
  • Connecting the Dots for Tuesday, April 26th (sfgate.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    San Francisco Assembleyman Tom Ammiano is in his own kind of battle with the "Secure Communities" program, a finger-printing initiative targeting immigrants with criminal records. After ICE sent some mixed messages in response to local inquiries about ...
    San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
  • Janet Napolitano clarifies immigration program (sfgate.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has co-sponsored a bill, AB1081, to "honor the rights" of local governments to opt out of the program and would set basic standards for communities that participate. A hearing is scheduled today at the state ...
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Busy week for immigration reform advocates (sfbg.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    On Tuesday, April 26, the California Assembly's Public Safety Committee holds a hearing on AB 1081, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act. The TRUST Act seeks to allow local governments to opt out of ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Let's give thanks this Easter … (lgbtweekly.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    This comes just after State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's bill, AB9, also known as Seth's Law, the anti-bullying protection law. Needless to say, I brought up these legislative bills in my remarks to more than 400 GLBT activists/fundraisers attending this ...
    LGBT Weekly
  • State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    The California bill, called the TRUST Act, was introduced by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. He represents San Francisco, one of the counties that attempted to opt-out of Secure Communities. San Francisco is officially a "sanctuary city," meaning its ...
    Huffington Post
  • Santa Cruz County rollout of Secure Communities meets with controversy (santacruzsentinel.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    In Sacramento, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is pushing a bill to allow counties to opt out of the program and force ICE to report more information about who is being deported. New York's Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School is also pursuing a ...
    Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • David Chiu pushing to get IT together in San Francisco (sfexaminer.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, serves on the Assembly Committee on Education, which makes sense because he is a former public school teacher and served as president of the San Francisco Board of Education. ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Teen Suicide: Seth's Law Passes Key California Legislative Committee (lezgetreal.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    The bill was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and co-sponsored by a coalition of organizations advancing LGBT equality and justice, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, the ACLU's California Affiliates, ...
    Lez Get Real
  • Bill inspired by Riverside killing fails in first committee (pe.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    The panel's chairman, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, sympathized with Bonaminio, but said he had "very serious concerns" about the measure's implications, particularly its impact on the state's crowded prisons. ...
    Press-Enterprise
  • Calif. hospitals get extension on seismic upgrades (businessweek.com)
    Apr 9, 2011
    But Tom Ammiano, one of three Assembly members who voted against the bill, said Japan's tragedy should make Californians think more carefully about their tectonic stability. "I hope that in the future, we can have further talks about acts of God and ...
    BusinessWeek
  • UT bill tracker: Changing the eviction process (signonsandiego.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is proposing a rental bill that is causing uproar among landlords. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File) A San Francisco assemblymember has backed off on an idea to give renters a longer grace period to ...
    San Diego Union Tribune
  • Reply to comment (californiaprogressreport.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    As California faces a severe fiscal crisis at the state and local level, my Republican colleagues in the Legislature have suggested a range of “solutions” for California's budget crisis including instituting a spending cap ...
    California Progress Report
  • Immigration: Will state attorney general support limiting Secure Communities? (opinion.latimes.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris is expected to meet next week with Assemblyman Tom Ammiano to discuss a bill that would require the state to revamp its participation in a controversial immigration program. Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Calif. hospitals get extension on seismic upgrades (forbes.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    But Tom Ammiano, one of three Assembly members who voted against the bill, said Japan's tragedy should make Californians think more carefully about their tectonic stability. "I hope that in the future, we can have further talks about acts of God and ...
    Forbes
  • Ammiano says support is growing for TRUST Act (sfbg.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano says that statewide support is building for AB 1081 (the TRUST Act), which would give local governments the right to opt-out of the controversial Secure Communities program. As the Guardian previously reported, ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • SF Progressive Movement Needs a Shot in the Arm (fogcityjournal.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    The progressive choices were many, including State Assembly member Tom Ammiano (who declined the job) and Supervisor David Campos, who wanted the job, but didn't have enough votes among his progressive comrades. Those progressives failed to see that ...
    Fog City Journal
  • Cuentos Inmigrantes: April 7, 2011 (sfgate.com)
    Apr 7, 2011
    A delegation of more than 50 people from Bay Area immigrant rights organizations and their allies visited Sacramento Monday to support AB1081, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). AB1081 would make participation in Immigration ...
    San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
  • Assembly committee OKs 7-year quake safety extension for hospitals (bakersfield.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    During Tuesday's committee hearing, the lone voices of opposition to the bill were Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and California Nurses Association legislative advocate Stephanie Roberson. Ammiano called the bill "predatory" and a "bait and ...
    Bakersfield Californian
  • California Domestic Workers Rally for the Right to Sleep, Eat (news.change.org)
    Apr 1, 2011
    This shouldn't be an accepted job hazard, but currently workers have no legal recourse when such violations occur, another deficiency the bill of rights introduced by CA assembly member Tom Ammiano would address. I suppose it shouldn't be surprising ...
    Change.org (blog)
  • California now a Secure Communities state (caivn.org)
    Mar 2, 2011
    With the assertion that the mandatory Secure Communities program would erode the relationship between local law enforcement and immigrant communities, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who represents the 31st Assembly District up in Northern ...
    California Independent Voter Network
  • CA Bill Would Make Marijuana Growing No Longer A Mandatory Felony (ganja.com)
    Feb 27, 2011
    Everyone's favorite assemblyman – Tom Ammiano – wants to change that. The bill written by Mr. Ammiano (D) would give district attorneys a choice between charging an illegal grower with a felony or misdemeanor – a choice they don't have now. ...
    Ganja.com
  • Every California County Connected To ICE For Illegal Immigration Enforcement (latino.foxnews.com)
    Feb 26, 2011
    California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently introduced a bill that would cancel the agreement between California and ICE unless individual counties are able to opt out of the program. Ammiano and local officials believe that the program erodes the ...
    Fox News
  • Marijuana: SoCal Man Who Told Cops Someone Stole His Weed Can Keep His Dope (blogs.laweekly.com)
    Feb 25, 2011
    Interestingly, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano recently introduced a bill that would allow prosecutors to make marijuana cultivation -- currently an automatic felony in California -- a misdemeanor. If it's an automatic felony, why is growing a little for ...
    LA Weekly (blog)
  • All of California now linked up to immigration enforcement network (mercurynews.com)
    Feb 25, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill Feb. 18 that would force California to reconsider the language of its agreement with ICE. Ammiano wants cities and counties to be able to opt in or opt out, and also wants more statewide ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Legalization of Marijuana and the Prospect of Marijuana DUIs (digitaljournal.com)
    Feb 25, 2011
    Last year, state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introducedAssembly Bill 390, legislation that would have made California the first state in the nation to legalize and tax recreational pot. It failed, and as did Proposition 19, sent to the ballot box in ...
    DigitalJournal.com (press release)
  • Ammiano proposes Sex Offender Registration Act (caivn.org)
    Feb 25, 2011
    Seeking to change this, chair of the Public Safety Committee, Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation that would create a tiered system for registering and monitoring sex offenders. Ammiano says the law will increase public safety ...
    California Independent Voter Network
  • Get Out of Jail Free Card for Growing Pot (nbcbayarea.com)
    Feb 24, 2011
    San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is pushing a bill that would no longer make growing pot a felony. Right now if you are convicted of cultivating marijuana, there is a mandatory sentence of jail time, unless you can prove you were doing it for ...
    NBC Bay Area
  • Ammiano takes on prison costs (sfbg.com)
    Feb 24, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF) is taking on a crucial, but challenging task: trying to cut down on the costs of the prison system by eliminating some expensive waste in two sensitive areas: Drugs and sex offenders. His drug bill is pretty much a ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • San Fran Catholic Charities 'honorary committee' stacked with pro-abort ... (lifesitenews.com)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco also has a 100% approval rating from NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Equality California. Catholic Charities of San Francisco has long been criticized by faithful Catholics for its eagerness to cooperate with the ...
    Lifesite
  • Connecting the dots for Wednesday, February 23 (sfgate.com)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Meanwhile, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is on his own mission to change some laws. He has introduced a bill that would ease up punishment for pot growers... Growers of a different crop would like to see some regulations against them scaled ...
    San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
  • SF lawmaker urges tiered registration of sex offenders (capitolweekly.net)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, wants to change that. The chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee has introduced legislation that would create a tiered system for registering and monitoring sex offenders. So far, AB 625, also known as ...
    Capitol Weekly
  • Is Adachi's pension reform a Tea Party initiative? (sfbg.com)
    Feb 22, 2011
    And that just about every elected Democrat, including Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, then mayor Gavin Newsom, Sheriff Mike Hennessey, and Board President David Chiu, came out against Adachi's original plan. Haaland acknowledged that the argument could be ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • bill seeks to keep marijuana cultivators out of prison (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Feb 22, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced legislation to keep Californians convicted of illegal marijuana cultivation out of state prison. Ammiano's Assembly Bill 1017 seeks to set a maximum sentence of one year in county jail for people convicted of ...
    Sacramento Bee (blog)
  • Ties to the homosexual power structure (calcatholic.com)
    Feb 22, 2011
    A fourth is openly homosexual Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. He has been in the Assembly only since 2008, but has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood and NARAL-California. He also has a 100% rating from Equality California. ...
    California Catholic Daily
  • Ammiano Bill to Change State's Involvement In ICE Fingerprinting Program (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Feb 21, 2011
    21 2011 @ 6:07PM ​Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced a glut of controversial and liberal legislation in the last week, including lowering the penalty for growing pot. And now San Francisco's comedian-turned-politician has stepped into the mired ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Filing deadline brings a host of bills to California Legislature (sacbee.com)
    Feb 20, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said his AB 889 did not stem from the Whitman dispute, but "I felt it did put a spotlight" on such problems. • Senate Bill 332, to allow landlords to ban smoking in rental units. • Assembly Bill 400, to require ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Ammiano Wants Drug Overdosers To Call 911 -- And Have No Fear (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Feb 18, 2011
    18 2011 @ 7:53AM ​Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced another drug-friendly bill this week. But this one would provide immunity from prosecution to anyone who calls 911 for a drug overdose. The bill applies to both the person overdosing or someone ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Solano County's Mariko Yamada to hold joint hearing on elder abuse (thereporter.com)
    Feb 18, 2011
    Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, D-Solano, and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, will unite in a first of its kind joint hearing to discuss solutions to the growing number of elder and adult abuse cases in California. The joint hearing is from ...
    TheReporter.com
  • Joint hearing set on aging by Yamada in Assembly (dailydemocrat.com)
    Feb 17, 2011
    Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, chairwoman of the Assembly Committee on Aging & Long-Term Care and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, chairman of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, will be uniting in a first of its kind joint hearing to discuss solutions to ...
    Daily Democrat
  • Ammiano goes after tax cheats (sfbg.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano is moving to close a huge tax loophole that costs state and local government millons -- and while his last attempt failed, this year he has a much better shot. The measure will probably make it out of the Legislature (hard to ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Dense in the west (sfbg.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano also submitted a letter urging commissioners not to approve the project. While Parkmerced Investors LLC, the project sponsor, eagerly awaits groundbreaking, spokesperson PJ Johnston noted that they weren't there yet. ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Movement Afoot to Make California Medical Marijuana What it Already is: A For ... (blogs.laweekly.com)
    Feb 15, 2011
    San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants to propose an "omnibus cannabis bill" to better oversee the medical pot industry. Don't worry, LA pot-shop owners. It sounds like what he wants to do is regulate it as-is -- codify its status as a business ...
    LA Weekly (blog)
  • Mercury News editorial: State should regulate medical marijuana providers (mercurynews.com)
    Feb 14, 2011
    But Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is offering the next best thing. The San Francisco Democrat plans to introduce a cannabis bill that would set state rules governing marijuana dispensaries. Almost anything would be better than the current chaos. ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Bill to oversee medical pot in Calif. (upi.com)
    Feb 13, 2011
    13 (UPI) -- A California assemblyman says he wants to propose a bill creating a state oversight program regulating all aspects of the medical marijuana industry. Democrat Tom Ammiano of San Francisco said he intends to offer an "omnibus cannabis bill" ...
    UPI.com
  • California medical pot advocates call for statewide regulation (fresnobee.com)
    Feb 13, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said he intends to introduce an "omnibus cannabis bill" to create a state oversight program to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and all aspects of delivering marijuana to legal medicinal users. ...
    Fresno Bee
  • California medical pot advocates call for statewide regulation (sacbee.com)
    Feb 13, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said he intends to introduce an "omnibus cannabis bill" to create a state oversight program to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and all aspects of delivering marijuana to legal medicinal users. ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Jerry Hill grandstands on local hire (sfbg.com)
    Feb 11, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and state Sens. Mark Leno and Leland Yee have all signed a letter supporting the city's local hire law. And, of course, the Hill bill could mess with local hire efforts elsewhere. Looks like a cheap publicity stunt to me. ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Who will mediate the coming California civil war: LA vs. San Diego over the ... (scpr.org)
    Feb 10, 2011
    If Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has his way it will be a new state sports authority, an agency he hopes will eliminate city rivalries, help to finance new stadiums and attracting teams to California. Ammiano better hurry up, before San Diego launches a ...
    89.3 KPCC
  • Stadium help? No (pe.com)
    Feb 10, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is pitching AB 266, which would set up a statewide sports authority. The bill does not specify the structure of this new agency, but it would be charged with diffusing conflicts between California cities trying ...
    Press-Enterprise
  • LA school devotes a day to the battle against bullying (latimes.com)
    Feb 9, 2011
    In December, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced similar legislation that would require school employees to intervene when they see ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • LA school devotes a day to the battle against bullying (latimes.com)
    Feb 9, 2011
    In December, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced similar legislation that would require school employees to intervene when they see bullying and to notify parents of both the victim and the aggressor, among other actions. ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • State again wades into LA-Chargers saga (signonsandiego.com)
    Feb 8, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced legislation that would create a statewide sports authority with the goal of eliminating city rivalries, ...
    San Diego Union Tribune
  • Ammiano Wants California to Learn From SF-Santa Clara 49ers' Battle (nbcbayarea.com)
    Feb 8, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) wants to make sure California cities don't fight each other in the future to lure the same sports team, according to the Los Angeles Times. The former San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation that would ...
    NBC Bay Area
  • Statewide sports authority may tackle California rivalries (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Feb 7, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced legislation to create the authority with the aim of eliminating intrastate conflicts in the procurement of sports teams, as well as helping to finance sports stadiums. Ammiano's proposal was made ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Retiring SF police brass cash in on way out (sfgate.com)
    Feb 6, 2011
    "Everybody looked like they were playing Sudoku - their eyes were on Jerry, but their minds seemed to be elsewhere." - Assemblyman Tom Ammiano on lawmakers' ...
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Hey Rich Assholes: Are You Shorting Your Nanny? Tell It to the Judge (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Feb 1, 2011
    California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D- San Francisco) announced today that he is introducing legislation to improve the lives of domestic workers in the state. The bill, which is being co-sponsored by V. Manuel Perez (D-Coachella), proposes regulating ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Two state legislators push for new pot laws, including restrictions on firing ... (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jan 31, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said he would try again to move his bill to legalize marijuana sales, but that he was also considering a piecemeal approach. About 300 activists gathered for the conference Saturday sponsored by the California ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Community Program Explores LGBTQ Bullying in Sacramento (sacramentopress.com)
    Jan 31, 2011
    In my case the school was very supportive but I know that isn't always true which is why we need strong legislation such AB-9, the bill Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced to help stop school bullies.” Smiling into the camera Wells concluded, ...
    The Sacramento Press
  • Advocates In CA Gather To Debate Legalization Effort (the420times.com)
    Jan 30, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said that he would try again to move his bill to legalize marijuana sales, but that he was also considering a piecemeal approach. Unless the forces of cannabis reform in California are united behind the measure ...
    The 420 Times
  • Marijuana advocates debate legalization bid (chinaget.com.tw)
    Jan 30, 2011
    Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said that he would try again to move his bill to legalize marijuana sales, but that he was also considering a piecemeal ...
    China Post
  • Marijuana advocates debate a new legalization effort (latimes.com)
    Jan 29, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said that he would try again to move his bill to legalize marijuana sales, but that he was also considering a ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • GOP is wrong: Most Californians want taxes (sfbg.com)
    Jan 28, 2011
    "I'm crossing my fingers," Assembly member Tom Ammiano told me. "But I think we can get there." This poll is pretty early. I don't think people will vote for more taxes once they realize/learn that the funds are used to support a failing pension and ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Fiona Ma Refuses to Use State-Subsidized Cars Amid Looming Budget Crisis (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Jan 24, 2011
    Meanwhile, veteran lawmakers, including Assemblyman Tom Ammiano are cruising around in state-issued hybrids. "It's easy and convenient," said Quintin Mecke, ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Questions State's Sex Registration Laws (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Jan 24, 2011
    24 2011 @ 11:33AM ​No two sex offenders are the same, which is why Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants California to consider a tiered system to categorize those ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Ammiano to hold hearing on sex offender registration (sfexaminer.com)
    Jan 21, 2011
    State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, will hold a hearing next week on registration practices for California's convicted sex offenders. ...
    San Francisco Examiner (blog)
  • Single payer still alive in California (peoplesworld.org)
    Jan 20, 2011
    Leno introduced State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, as "the father of single payer in San Francisco." San Francisco has a unique health care ...
    People's World
  • Assemblymember Ammiano calls for statewide crime lab regulation (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    Jan 20, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) announced his intention to introduce two bills to improve the reliability and function of California's criminal ...
    SanFranciscoSentinel.com
  • SF's new political era (sfbg.com)
    Jan 18, 2011
    When state Assemblymember Tom Ammiano — who would have had six votes easily — took himself out of the running, there was no other obvious progressive ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger claims being Governor of California cost him $200 million (nydailynews.com)
    Jan 15, 2011
    "He really thought that he could change things for the better," Assemblyman Tom Ammiano told CBS News. "He was sincere about that but I don't think he ...
    New York Daily News
  • Sen. Christine Kehoe elected LGBT Legislative Caucus chair (sdgln.com)
    Jan 14, 2011
    Mark Leno, D-San Francisco; Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles; Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco; Assemblymember Toni Atkins, ...
    San Diego Gay & Lesbian News
  • SC Company Selling 'You Lie' Gun Part (newser.com)
    Jan 12, 2011
    And California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano apparently followed up his “You lie!” interruption of a speech last night in San Francisco by Arnold ...
    Newser
  • Local lawmakers praise Brown's budget approach, if not the details (mercurynews.com)
    Jan 11, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, before meeting with Brown on Tuesday, said that he'd like to know why California will remain the only ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • California Working on Tough Antibullying Law (shewired.com)
    Jan 11, 2011
    by SheWired Editors | Article Date: 01/11/2011 2:59 PM California state assemblyman Tom Ammiano expects to introduce a tough antibullying bill, ...
    SheWired
  • San Francisco Progressives and the Post-Newsom Era - Jan 10 (beyondchron.org)
    Jan 10, 2011
    ... this helps explain why Guardian-favorite Welch backed Willie Brown in his 1999 re-election campaign against Tom Ammiano. Brown appointed such longtime ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Chiu becoming a political force (sfexaminer.com)
    Jan 8, 2011
    ... in a race for mayor; Quentin Kopp, who went on to become a state senator; and Tom Ammiano, who is currently serving in Sacramento as an assemblyman. ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Ed Lee Would Take Cut in Pay as Mayor of San Francisco (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Jan 5, 2011
    5 2011 @ 12:59PM ​When progressives were all but begging Assemblyman Tom Ammiano to be San Francisco's next mayor, one of the unstated incentives for ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Cast a Twitter vote for Newsom replacement (sfexaminer.com)
    Jan 2, 2011
    ... of Supervisors President David Chiu, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, termed-out Supervisor Bevan Dufty and state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. ...
    San Francisco Examiner (blog)

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  • Maria Shriver Supports Best Buddies Challenge (looktothestars.org)
    Aug 8, 2012
    California Superintendent of Public Instruction; Senator Mark DeSaulnier, 7th Senate District; Senator Ted Gaines, 1st Senate District; Senator Michael J. Rubio, 16th Senate District; Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, 13th Assembly District; Assemblymember ...
    Look To The Stars
  • SF Medical Marijuana Community Holds Mock Funeral for Shuttered Dispensaries (fogcityjournal.com)
    Aug 3, 2012
    Despite the passage of Proposition 215 in 1996 by California voters which allows for the ... and our US attorneys are harming Obama’s chances of winning,” said Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, adding, “We really need to hold the Obama administr ...
    Fog City Journal
  • Medical Marijuana Advocates Mourn Pot Club Closures in Mock Funeral (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    Alongside tokers were Supervisors David Campos and Christina Olague, as well as Assemblyman Tom Ammiano -- all who came to emphasize ... resources to try to circumvent state laws." But in California, where medical marijuana is legal, pot clubs have ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Sacramento County jail's detention of tamale seller unusual, analysts say (sacbee.com)
    Aug 2, 2012
    In many California counties, Juana Reyes would not have gone ... The Reyes case has drawn attention from backers of a bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, that would forbid local officials from holding suspects for ICE unless ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Justice Department pressures two more pot dispensaries into closing (rawstory.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    Nine San Francisco-area dispensaries have closed since last November, when 600 landlords across California were first contacted ... was pulled by its co-author, state assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D), before it reached the state senate floor.
    Raw Story
  • Money flows to support Gov. Jerry Brown's tax initiative (sacbee.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    Among Assembly Democrats, $10,000 contributions were received from Tom Ammiano ... 30 effort. Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, donated $20,000. Californians Working Together's highest donors have been labor groups: California Teachers ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Dozens of lawmakers donate to Gov. Brown's tax initiative (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    "This is an important priority for California to protect our schools and local public ... Among Assembly Democrats, $10,000 contributions were received from Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, Toni Atkins of San Diego, Wes Chesbro of Arcata, Nancy Skinner ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Assembly bill calls attention to domestic workers' working conditions (mercurynews.com)
    Aug 1, 2012
    The bill, which Ma co-authored with 13th District (San Francisco) Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, seeks to regulate the working ... policy advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, in an official statement. The Chamber of Commerce opposes ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assemblywoman's bill calls attention to domestic workers' working conditions (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 31, 2012
    The bill, which Ma co-authored with 13th District (San Francisco) assemblyman Tom Ammiano, seeks to regulate the working ... policy advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, in an official statement. The Chamber of Commerce opposes ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Court rulings bode ill for medicinal pot (sfgate.com)
    Jul 28, 2012
    Revenue potential: All told, approximately 400 dispensaries in California have closed since the four ... but others have gone into Dante's hell," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, who introduced a measure last year to tighten the rules statewide.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Editorial: City finds the right balance on medical pot (sacbee.com)
    Jul 28, 2012
    Medical marijuana in California had mushroomed out of control ... When it became clear he didn't have sufficient support, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, called off a Senate committee vote last month. So local officials ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Salvatore Cordileone, Gay Marriage Opponent And Prop. 8 Creator, Named Archbishop Of San Francisco (VIDEO) (huffingtonget.com)
    Jul 28, 2012
    The Vatican dealt a huge blow to the Bay Area's fight for gay rights on Friday, naming Salvatore Cordileone--one of the California's leading ... a marriage made in heaven," said state assemblyman Tom Ammiano to the San Francisco Chronicle.
    Huffington Post
  • Unfiltered scrutiny of prisons is needed (sfgate.com)
    Jul 27, 2012
    California has had some of the tightest restrictions on ... walls - which is why the prison guards' union is supporting legislation (AB1270) by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, to lift the interview restriction.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials (nola.com)
    Jul 26, 2012
    Monday, the giant California Public Employees' Retirement System ... The state should be pushing for more openness, not trying to avoid transparency. AB 1270, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would permit the news media to conduct prearranged ...
    nola.com
  • Prisons agency opposes interview bill (sfgate.com)
    Jul 25, 2012
    In a letter last week to Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... said Tuesday. Since 1996, California prison officials have barred inmates from giving prearranged, in-person media interviews. Journalists can arrange telephone interviews of up to ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • State lawmaker vows to push ahead on medical marijuana bill (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jul 25, 2012
    After tabling his bill last month in the face of opposition, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) said he would make refinements to AB 2312 in the fall and revive the measure next year. The measure, which was prompted by several federal ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Oakland protesters call on Obama to freeze pot clinic crackdowns (latimes.com)
    Jul 24, 2012
    Harborside pays more than $1.1 million a year in business taxes to Oakland, and dispensaries in California pay between $58 million and $105 million annually to the state. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and state Board of Equalization ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Obama event draws protesters (articles.latimes.com)
    Jul 24, 2012
    Harborside pays more than $1.1 million a year in business taxes to Oakland, and dispensaries in California pay between $58 million and $105 million annually to the state. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and state Board of Equalization member ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Bill Would Restrict 'Secure Communities' Enforcement (kqed.org)
    Jul 23, 2012
    the Trust Act would make California the first state in the country to enact a law that limits police to holding only serious and violent criminals for review by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wrote the ...
    KQED
  • California prisons object to expanding media access to inmates (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    Jul 23, 2012
    California prison officials are opposing legislation ... The legislation, sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would change that, requiring officials to process interview requests within 48 hours. Officials would also need ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • POLL: Do You Support Trust Act's Relaxed Rules on Illegal Immigration Enforcement? (watsonville.patch.com)
    Jul 22, 2012
    Earlier this month, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 1081 ... The bill’s author, State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), said that federal law requiring local law authorities to check the immigration status on an arrestee is a waste ...
    Patch
  • Selling Tamales outside Walmart may Lead to Deportation of Woman (thesop.org)
    Jul 21, 2012
    In the wake of the California Senate`s recent approval of the TRUST ... which if in effect would have prevented her extended detention. Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-SF), author of the TRUST Act (AB 1081), issued the following statement.
    Student Operated Press
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Meets with the Nation’s Leaders to Bring More Federal Resources to California (news.yahoo.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi was in Washington, DC this week as a member of a California State Assembly delegation to ... which included Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Steve Bradford (D-Gardena), Paul ...
    YAHOO!
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Meets with the Nation's Leaders to Bring More Federal Resources to California (benzinga.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) was in Washington, DC this week as a member of a California State Assembly delegation ... which included Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Steve Bradford (D-Gardena ...
    Benzinga
  • Assemblymember Mary Hayashi Meets with the Nation’s Leaders to Bring More Federal Resources to California (prweb.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) was in Washington, DC this week as a member of a California State Assembly delegation ... which included Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo), Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Steve Bradford (D-Gardena ...
    PRWeb
  • Mother who sold tamales outside Walmart on Florin Road faces deportation (sacbee.com)
    Jul 19, 2012
    Reyes has been in California for 16 years and has no criminal history ... The Reyes case has been picked up by supporters of a bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, that would limit cooperation between local law enforcement agencies ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Bill would collect more data on homeless (pennlive.com)
    Jul 17, 2012
    Legislation pending in the state Senate seeks to strengthen the collection of data on the number of people homeless in California. As a response to what he refers as the state’s insufficient information on homelessness, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano ...
    PennLive.com
  • California Pushes Back Against Secure Communities (blogs.kqed.org)
    Jul 15, 2012
    California leads all states with 75,000 deportations. Seventy percent of those deported did not commit a crime or were guilty of a low-level offense. The bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, said on KQED Forum last Friday that the Trust Act ...
    KQED
  • Local Leaders Seek Alternatives to Arizona Immigration Law (latino.foxnews.com)
    Jul 10, 2012
    "The practice was resulting in an increase in racial profiling in the County," Garcia added. California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, sponsor of AB 1081, known as the TRUST Act, said that the experience in his state had been "very successful" and ...
    FOX News
  • Vapor Room Closing: Beloved San Francisco Pot Shop Succumbs To Federal Pressure (PHOTOS) (huffingtonget.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    In addition to the Vapor Room's announcement, California dispensaries were forced last week to switch to cash-only entities, making it more difficult for patients to obtain marijuana with ease. And last month, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San ...
    Huffington Post
  • Assemblyman Das Williams Weighs in on California's Trust Act (keyt.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    In a 21 to 13 vote, the California Trust Act was passed ... San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman, Tom Ammiano said he wrote AB1081 because a federal policy requiring local law enforcement to check the immigration status of an arrestee, wastes resources ...
    KEYT
  • Calif. looking to 'confuse children' (onenewsnow.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    "When they start raising them, they're just going to have to raise them as Christians." The bill, authored by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and backed by Equality California, is currently in the state Senate.
    OneNewsNow
  • Have Some Trust: California to Pass Anti-Arizona Immigration Bill (newsfeed.time.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    (PHOTOS: Behind the Cover: America’s Undocumented Immigrants) “Today’s vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona,” Tom Ammiano, a Democratic Assemblyman who introduced the bill told reporters in a ...
    Time
  • Letters to the editor, July 9 (sfgate.com)
    Jul 9, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a former teacher and school board member ... But eliminating teachers due process rights is not the way to get there. The case from southern California given as justification for SB1530 is an extreme and uncommon example, where ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • California Senate passes 'anti-Arizona' bill to limit federal detainers on illegal immigrants (cnn.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    according to California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's office. No other states have legislation similar to what is now being considered in California, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The California bill would set standards ...
    CNN
  • California Senate passes 'anti-Arizona' bill to limit federal detainers on illegal immigrants (articles.cnn.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    according to California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's office. No other states have legislation similar to what is now being considered in California, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The California bill would set standards that allow ...
    CNN
  • Nation's first 'anti-Arizona' law likely headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's office (timesheraldonline.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    "We aren't usurping anything. It's a states' rights issue," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the sponsor of the bill that on Thursday passed the state Senate 21-13. California's push to the left on immigration policy comes less ...
    Vallejo Times-Herald
  • 'Anti-Arizona' immigration bill heading to Brown's desk (thereporter.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    California's Legislature is poised to become the first ... It's a states' rights issue," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the sponsor of the bill that passed the Senate in a 21-13 vote Thursday. Legal experts saw the measure ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • 'Anti-Arizona' bill sent to Brown (dailybulletin.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    California's Legislature is poised to become the first ... It's a states' rights issue," said Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the sponsor of the bill that passed the state Senate in a 21-13 vote Thursday. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D ...
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • AB 1081 limits local enforcement's immigration check (abclocal.go.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    AB 1081 is a first-in-the-nation measure. Approved by the state Senate Thursday, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, who wrote the bill, says California can't afford to be another Arizona. "It's been very unfair and the bill basically seeks to reestablish trust that ...
    Abc Local Web
  • 'Anti-Arizona' bill sent to Brown (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    California's Legislature is poised to become the first ... It's a states' rights issue," said Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the sponsor of the bill that passed the state Senate in a 21-13 vote Thursday. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • 'Anti-Arizona' bill sent to Brown (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Jul 7, 2012
    California's Legislature is poised to become the first ... It's a states' rights issue," said Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the sponsor of the bill that passed the state Senate in a 21-13 vote Thursday. Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • California Senate passes 'anti-Arizona' bill to limit federal detainers on illegal immigrants (edition.cnn.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    according to California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's office. No other states have legislation similar to what is now being considered in California, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The California bill would set standards ...
    CNN
  • California Senate passes 'anti-Arizona' bill (wfmz.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    according to California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's office. No other states have legislation similar to what is now being considered in California, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The California bill would set standards ...
    WFMZ-TV Online
  • California senate passes “anti-Arizona” immigration bill (hotair.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    “Today’s vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona,” Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat who sponsored the measure, said in a statement. … The bill has the backing of about 100 immigrant rights ...
    Hotair.com
  • Nation's first "anti-Arizona" law likely headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's office (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    "We aren't usurping anything. It's a states' rights issue," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the sponsor of the bill that on Thursday passed the state Senate 21-13. California's push to the left on immigration policy comes less ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Nation's first 'anti-Arizona' law likely headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's office (mercurynews.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    "We aren't usurping anything. It's a states' rights issue," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the sponsor of the bill that on Thursday passed the state Senate 21-13. California's push to the left on immigration policy comes less ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • California Senate backs bill to shield many illegal immigrants from deportation (foxnews.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    The California Senate has approved a bill that could create ... Chan also said the Trust Act, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, seeks to remedy what she described as problems with the Obama administration's ...
    FOX News
  • California moves toward passage of ‘anti-Arizona’ immigration law (pantagraph.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    California’s Legislature is poised to become the first ... It’s a states’ rights issue,” said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, sponsor of the bill that passed the Senate in a 21-13 vote Thursday. The Assembly approved the bill in May ...
    Pantagraph
  • California Senate OKs bill that would blunt deportation efforts (articles.latimes.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    The California State Sheriffs' Assn ... An earlier version of the Trust Act introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) sought to allow localities to opt out of Secure Communities by modifying an agreement between the state and federal government.
    Los Angeles Times
  • 'Anti-Arizona' Immigration Law Passes California Senate (latino.foxnews.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    The California bill, known as AB1081, passed 21-13 along party lines and now moves to the state Assembly. San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said he wrote AB1081, also known as the TRUST Act, because a federal policy requiring ...
    FOX News
  • California Senate OKs bill that would blunt deportation efforts (latimes.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    The California State Sheriffs' Assn ... An earlier version of the Trust Act introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) sought to allow localities to opt out of Secure Communities by modifying an agreement between the state and ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California TRUST Act Takes Aim at Feds' "Secure Communities" and Arizona's SB 1070 (blogs.ocweekly.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    Authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), and presented by state Senate ... "Today's vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona," Ammiano said in a statement after the Senate floor vote.
    Orange County Weekly
  • California Senate passes "anti-Arizona" immigration bill (reuters.com)
    Jul 6, 2012
    "Today's vote signals to the nation that California cannot afford to be another Arizona," Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat who sponsored the measure, said in a statement. "The bill also limits unjust and onerous detentions for deportation in ...
    Reuters
  • California moves toward passage of 'anti-Arizona' immigration law (mcclatchydc.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    California's Legislature is poised to become the first ... It's a states' rights issue," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, sponsor of the bill that passed the Senate in a 21-13 vote Thursday. The Assembly approved the bill in ...
    McClatchy
  • California lawmakers OK 'anti-Arizona' immigration bill (azcentral.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said he wrote AB1081 because a federal ... Ammiano says the vote shows "that California cannot afford to be another Arizona."
    AZCentral.com
  • California Lawmakers Propose ‘Anti-Arizona’ Immigration Law (transworldnews.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    The bill’s sponsor, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, said, “California cannot afford to become another Arizona.” Not only is the law a counter to Arizona’s law, but it is also a pushback against Secure Communities, a federal program which is ...
    Transworld News
  • California bill could create sanctuary state for non-felon illegal immigrants (foxnews.com)
    Jul 5, 2012
    California lawmakers are considering a new bill that ... Chan also said the Trust Act, sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, seeks to remedy what she described as problems with the Obama administration’s Secure ...
    FOX News
  • Dan Walters: Redevelopment abolished in California? Not really (sacbee.com)
    Jul 4, 2012
    Redevelopment is dead in California, or so we were told last year when ... financing districts" into virtual clones of redevelopment agencies. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's Assembly Bill 2259, for instance, would expand a district that was created ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • New laws affect foie gras, junk cars, more (smdailyjournal.com)
    Jul 2, 2012
    California’s nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. “Seth’s Law,” by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti ...
    San Mateo Daily Journal
  • A beautiful morning at the 2012 SF Pride Parade (dailykos.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    Rather than list or get images of every local Democrat, I will focus on my favorite, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. Like many who didn't live in California at the time, I first became aware of Ammiano thanks to his eloquent and heartbreaking ...
    DAILY KOS
  • Foie gras, junk cars, tattoos prompt new Calif laws going into effect July 1 (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    California's nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. "Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination ...
    msnbc.com
  • Foie gras, junk cars, tattoos prompt new Calif laws going into effect July 1 (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    California's nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. "Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti ...
    msnbc.com
  • New laws protect birds, car buyers, tattoo seekers (montereyherald.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    California's nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. "Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti ...
    Monterey County Herald
  • New laws protect birds, car buyers, tattoo seekers (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    California's nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. "Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • New state laws focus on cars, ducks and tattoos (dailybulletin.com)
    Jul 1, 2012
    California's nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. "Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti ...
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
  • Foie gras, tattoo laws take effect July 1 in California (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 30, 2012
    California's nation-leading ban on the culinary delicacy ... to include geting material on an online social media website. "Seth's Law," by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, requires schools to update their anti-harassment and anti-discrimination ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Mecke Withdraws D5 Candidacy (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    Citing a change in circumstances, Quintin Mecke, the former aide to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, today withdrew his candidacy in the race for District 5 Supervisor. “Unfortunately, due to an unanticipated change in circumstances with my family ...
    Fog City Journal
  • Online extra: Castro vigil for Texas lesbian couple draws crowd (ebar.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    "Hate is not an American value and has no place in our society." Out Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) issued a statement Wednesday afternoon that expressed his condolences to the young women's families. "These young women as well as the rest of ...
    Bay Area Reporter
  • Civil Rights Groups to Wage Campaign Against SB 1070 Type Laws (egpnews.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    American Civil Liberties Union-Southern California Executive Director Hector Villagra ... The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, says S-Comm puts the burden of immigration enforcement on local law enforcement agencies and ...
    Eastern Group Publications
  • Bill to regulate medi-pot done for now in Calif. (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO—California's medical marijuana industry and critics ... to set up a system for licensing and regulating pot shops and growers. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano on Monday pulled his bill that would have established an appointed board ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • No shame (calcatholic.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    At his retirement party, held at San Francisco’s City Hall, proclamations were read from then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, from powerful and openly homosexual state assemblyman Mark Leno, and from the openly homosexual State Senator Tom Ammiano. Supervisor David ...
    California Catholic Daily
  • California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Put On Hold (PHOTOS) (huffingtonget.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has withdrawn from consideration a landmark bill that would have created a statewide system for regulating medical marijuana. Assembly Bill 2312 made history this June when it narrowly passed ...
    Huffington Post
  • Marijuana Bill to Protect California Dispensaries From City Bans Dies (blogs.laweekly.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    After the near-passage of 2010's full-legalization effort in California, there was resolve to return to the ballot this November. But all proponents could really muster was a bill by Bay Area Assemblyman Tom Ammiano that would establish statewide ...
    Los Angeles Weekly
  • California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Put On Hold (PHOTOS) (huffingtonget.com)
    Jun 28, 2012
    California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has withdrawn from consideration a landmark bill that would have created a statewide system for regulating medical marijuana. Assembly Bill 2312 made history this June when it narrowly passed ...
    Huffington Post
  • Medical Marijuana Update (stopthedrugwar.org)
    Jun 28, 2012
    The feds continue to play hardball in California and local elected officials across ... tax medical marijuana statewide died in Sacramento. Sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Assembly Bill 2312, would have created a state ...
    Drug War Chronicle
  • Bill regulating state's medical marijuana industry delayed (pressdemocrat.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO — California's medical marijuana industry and critics ... to set up a system for licensing and regulating pot shops and growers. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano on Monday pulled his bill that would have established an appointed board ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Medical marijuana bill dies in California (examiner.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    AB 2312, introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), would have established ... "A statewide standard will help address this ambivalence." The League of California Cities is among opponents. "The League opposed AB 2312 for several reasons ...
    Examiner
  • Elected officials need pay cut (auburnjournal.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    So wrong. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is so happy his bill AB 2313 passed. Where is the money going to come from to register pot products that will be overseen by a nine-member board? Just what we taxpayers need. He is a joke. I heard Gov.
    Auburn Journal
  • Immigrants' rights groups, labor leaders gather at L.A. City Hall to protest remaining portion of Arizona law (dailynews.com)
    Jun 27, 2012
    American Civil Liberties Union-Southern California Executive Director Hector Villagra ... The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, says S- Comm puts the burden of immigration enforcement on local law enforcement agencies ...
    Los Angeles Daily News
  • Bill to regulate medical marijuana done for now (kcra.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    California's medical marijuana industry and critics who contend it has become a cover for illegal drug dealing will have to wait at least another year for the state to set up a system for licensing and regulating pot shops and growers.
    KCRA.com
  • Bill to regulate medi-pot done for now in Calif. (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO—California's medical marijuana industry and critics ... to set up a system for licensing and regulating pot shops and growers. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano on Monday pulled his bill that would have established an appointed board ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Bill to Regulate and Tax Marijuana Dies in California Legislature (hispanicbusiness.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    A push to regulate California's medical marijuana industry amid heightened federal scrutiny of cannabis producers and sellers has fizzled due to a lack of support in the state Senate. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano called off a scheduled Senate ...
    Hispanic Business
  • California bill to tax, regulate marijuana dies in state legislature (miamiherald.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    A push to regulate California's medical marijuana industry amid heightened federal scrutiny of cannabis producers and sellers has fizzled due to a lack of support in the state Senate. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano called off a scheduled Senate ...
    Miami Herald
  • ESCONDIDO: Immigration forum focuses on Secure Communities program (nctimes.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    The measure, Assembly Bill 1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Fransisco, is aimed at curtailing the federal Secure Communities program, which is credited with helping deport thousands of illegal immigrants held in local jails. Under the program ...
    North County Times
  • Bill to regulate and tax marijuana dies in California Legislature (sacbee.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    A push to regulate California's medical marijuana industry amid heightened federal scrutiny of cannabis producers and sellers has fizzled due to a lack of support in the state Senate. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano called off a scheduled Senate ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • ESCONDIDO: Immigration forum focuses on Secure Communities program (nctimes.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    The measure, Assembly Bill 1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Fransisco, is aimed at curtailing the federal Secure Communities program, which is credited with helping deport thousands of illegal immigrants held in local jails. Under the program ...
    North County Times
  • Arizona immigration ruling sends mixed signals to other states and police (contracostatimes.com)
    Jun 26, 2012
    California lawmakers can lead the nation by creating a "firewall" against racial profiling and immigration crackdowns, said Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. One bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • California bill to regulate medicinal marijuana put on hold (blogs.sacbee.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    A California lawmaker has dropped his bid to regulate and allow taxation of California's medical marijuana industry. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano today canceled a scheduled Senate committee vote on Assembly Bill 2312, saying he has decided to allow the ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • How the High Court's Immigration Ruling Affects California (blogs.kqed.org)
    Jun 25, 2012
    California can't set immigration policy ... A bill sponsored by State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the TRUST Act (AB 1081), would require local police to release people who have been arrested once they have geted bond or ...
    KQED
  • Bill would halt holding illegal immigrants in local jails (montereyherald.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    AB1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would prohibit law enforcement from keeping ... with more than a third of those coming from California. That's drawn fire from immigrant and civil liberties advocates around the country. Ammiano notes that ...
    Monterey County Herald
  • Bill would limit federal immigration program (thecalifornian.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    AB1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would prohibit law enforcement from keeping ... with more than a third of those coming from California. That’s drawn fire from immigrant and civil liberties advocates around the country. Ammiano notes that ...
    The Californian
  • Bill would halt holding illegal immigrants in local jails (montereyherald.com)
    Jun 25, 2012
    AB1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would prohibit law enforcement from keeping ... with more than a third of those coming from California. That's drawn fire from immigrant and civil liberties advocates around the country. Ammiano notes that ...
    Monterey County Herald
  • Calif. bill aims at barring jails from holding people for immigration-only reasons (msnbc.msn.com)
    Jun 24, 2012
    (AP) — A bill that would pull back California's participation in President Barack ... deport arrestees who are in the United States illegally. AB1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would prohibit law enforcement from keeping people who have ...
    msnbc.com
  • Move to limit federal fingerprint program in Calif (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 24, 2012
    AB1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would prohibit law enforcement from keeping ... with more than a third of those coming from California. That's drawn fire from immigrant and civil liberties advocates around the country. Ammiano notes that ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Move to limit federal fingerprint program in Calif (sfgate.com)
    Jun 24, 2012
    AB1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would prohibit law enforcement from keeping ... with more than a third of those coming from California. That's drawn fire from immigrant and civil liberties advocates around the country. Ammiano notes that seven out ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Pink triangle goes up on Twin Peaks for Pride Day (sfgate.com)
    Jun 23, 2012
    "We will never forget the people in Germany who were forced to wear a pink triangle," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. "Our history means a lot, but our future means a lot more." But while the Holocaust may be in the past, persecution against ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • California’s Trust Act (nytimes.com)
    Jun 22, 2012
    Sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco ... as they have no serious convictions and even if federal officials have issued a detainer. California is hardly going rogue as states like Arizona and Alabama have. Unlike them, it ...
    New York Times
  • Assembly, Senate Democrats not united on budget (sfgate.com)
    Jun 15, 2012
    Known as Secure Communities, the federal policy has resulted in the deportation of hundreds of thousands of people nationally - more than 70,000 from California. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco said about 7 in 10 of those ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Catholics campaigning against contraceptive mandate (sfgate.com)
    Jun 15, 2012
    "The timing was not ours," said Ned Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference ... an influential role in supporting a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, to reform how the federal government ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • New Bill to Allow Reporters to Interview Prisoners (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Jun 13, 2012
    The Media Access bill was introduced last year by our very own Assemblyman, Tom Ammiano, who cited last year's statewide hunger strike as part of the impetus for demanding greater transparency and accountability from the California Department of ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • California challenge to Secure Communities program enters next phase (scpr.org)
    Jun 12, 2012
    In a counter measure, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced the TRUST Act, a bill that would give local governments the opportunity to opt out of the mandatory fingerprinting initiative. The state's Senate Public Safety ...
    89.3 KPCC
  • California challenge to Secure Communities program enters next phase (scpr.org)
    Jun 12, 2012
    In a counter measure, California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced the TRUST Act, a bill that would give local governments the opportunity to opt out of the mandatory fingerprinting initiative. The state's Senate Public Safety ...
    89.3 KPCC
  • Hope Johnson: Fourth Woman to Enter D5 Contest (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jun 12, 2012
    community activist Julian Davis and former legislative aide to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Quintin Mecke. Asked why District 5 residents should vote for her, Johnson said, “I think District 5 residents would find that I am extremely ...
    Fog City Journal
  • CA Senate Committee Approves TRUST Act (news.newamericamedia.org)
    Jun 12, 2012
    SACRAMENTO -- The California State Senate's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday approved, by a vote of 5 to 2, the new version of the TRUST Act (AB 1081), introduced by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano). If enacted, the bill would change California's ...
    New America Media
  • Activists Must Start Political Careers At Community Level (beyondchron.org)
    Jun 12, 2012
    Activists seeking political careers should follow the lead of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who got his career rolling by running for Burlington mayor after losing statewide races, and San Francisco’s Assembly member Tom Ammiano, who built his ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Sacramento marijuana dispensary latest target of federal crackdown (sacbee.com)
    Jun 12, 2012
    But in October – saying medical marijuana operations in California had been "hijacked by profiteers ... Assembly Bill 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, which is aimed at providing rules for the industry, recently cleared ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Legislators Weigh Wider Media Access to Prisoners (kqed.org)
    Jun 12, 2012
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, says those restrictions shield abuses from the public eye, especially at high security facilities known as Security Housing Units, or SHUs. "The way they've maintained the conditions in the ...
    KQED
  • Independence, Equitable Growth – Central Planks to Mecke Campaign for D5 Supe (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    Former legislative aide to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Quintin Mecke, who officially filed to run in the ranked choice race for District 5 Supervisor today, says political independence and a check on excessive development will be central to his ...
    Fog City Journal
  • Democrats dominating Legislature primaries (sfgate.com)
    Jun 6, 2012
    But California's new "top two" primary ... D-Berkeley, faced no opposition. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo, both incumbents, were leading in their re-election bids. Both faced only one other ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Outlaugh Comedy Festival 2012 - Hollywood & West Hollywood, California (newswiretoday.com)
    Jun 5, 2012
    On Saturday, June 2 the Outlaugh 2012 Comedy Award will be presented to San Francisco Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for his contribution to queer comedy. Mr. Ammiano created one of the first gay comedy nights, hosting and performing in a show at the Valencia ...
    Newswiretoday.com
  • Outlaugh Comedy Festival 2012 - Hollywood & West Hollywood, California (newswiretoday.com)
    Jun 5, 2012
    On Saturday, June 2 the Outlaugh 2012 Comedy Award will be presented to San Francisco Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for his contribution to queer comedy. Mr. Ammiano created one of the first gay comedy nights, hosting and performing in a show at the Valencia ...
    Newswiretoday.com
  • California Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill (blog.sfgate.com)
    Jun 4, 2012
    SACRAMENTO, May 31. The California Assembly approved a path-breaking bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry, AB 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). The bill would establish uniform state rules for the legal sales ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • IMMIGRATION: Bill would cut local authority to hold illegal immigrants for feds (nctimes.com)
    Jun 2, 2012
    The measure, Assembly Bill 1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... including all counties in California. Since it started, more than 7,400 people have been deported using Secure Communities in San Diego County. Of those who were deported ...
    North County Times
  • IMMIGRATION: Bill would cut local authority to hold illegal immigrants for feds (nctimes.com)
    Jun 2, 2012
    The measure, Assembly Bill 1081 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... including all counties in California. Since it started, more than 7,400 people have been deported using Secure Communities in San Diego County. Of those who were deported ...
    North County Times
  • Overheard in Fog City: Quintin Mecke to Enter D5 Contest (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jun 2, 2012
    Following his resignation statement today, Quintin Mecke, the former Communications Director for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, confirmed he is running for District 5 Supervisor, Fog City Journal can report. “Yes, entering race next week ...
    Fog City Journal
  • Jerry Brown told to consider county supervisor job (sfgate.com)
    Jun 2, 2012
    Jerry Brown has an affinity for California's 58 counties - he's fond of comparing ... Strong feelings: San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, known for his wisecracks, had a strikingly strong reaction to some of his colleague's ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • California Assembly passes pot regulation bill (sacbee.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    A drive to regulate California marijuana dispensaries won a key victory ... including nearly 100 in Sacramento County. Assembly Bill 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, faces a difficult road to passage through the Senate and ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • California Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill [FEATURE] (stopthedrugwar.org)
    Jun 1, 2012
    and sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the bill would create a nine-member commission to come up with regulations to govern medical marijuana enterprises. Under California's current medical marijuana laws, there is no ...
    Drug War Chronicle
  • California lawmakers advance ban on gay 'conversion' therapy (latimes.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed ... and allow cities and counties to tax sales. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and his Democratic colleagues ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assembly passes medical marijuana oversight bill (fresnobee.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB2312 would for the first time require ... to take responsibility for the effective regulation of medical cannabis in California," Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, said. "With the continuing federal crackdown ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Marijuana regulation bill passes in California Assembly (miamiherald.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    A drive to regulate California marijuana dispensaries won a key victory ... including nearly 100 in Sacramento County. Assembly Bill 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, faces a difficult road to passage through the Senate and ...
    Miami Herald
  • STATE: Medical marijuana regulation bill passes Assembly (lakeconews.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    On Thursday the California Assembly passed a bill to protect access to medical marijuana and regulate the industry. AB 2312, the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Control Act, passed the Assembly by a 41-30 vote. Authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D ...
    Lake County News
  • California lawmakers advance multitude of measures (nola.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed ... and allow cities and counties to tax sales. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and his Democratic colleagues pitched the ...
    nola.com
  • Cannabis commission gets California Assembly's OK (sfgate.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    The California Assembly approved a measure Thursday that ... and issue fines and penalties for outlets that do not comply with rules. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said the proposal - which would also allow local jurisdictions ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Assembly passes medical marijuana oversight bill (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB2312 would for the first time require ... to take responsibility for the effective regulation of medical cannabis in California," Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, said. "With the continuing federal crackdown ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Assembly passes medical marijuana oversight bill (mercurynews.com)
    Jun 1, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB2312 would for the first time require ... to take responsibility for the effective regulation of medical cannabis in California," Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, said. "With the continuing federal crackdown ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • California lawmakers advance ban on gay 'conversion' therapy (chicagotribune.com)
    May 31, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed ... and allow cities and counties to tax sales. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and his Democratic colleagues ...
    Chicago Tribune
  • California lawmakers advance ban on gay 'conversion' therapy (articles.latimes.com)
    May 31, 2012
    With the federal government shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries and growers in California, the Assembly passed ... and allow cities and counties to tax sales. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and his Democratic colleagues pitched the ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Assembly passes medical marijuana oversight bill (sfgate.com)
    May 31, 2012
    The California Assembly has approved a bill aimed at providing oversight of the state's notoriously free-wheeling medical marijuana industry. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB2312 would require marijuana dispensaries, growers, delivery services and ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Political Notebook: LGBT political newcomers seek Dem Partyseats (ebar.com)
    May 31, 2012
    The 24 elected seats on the DCCC are divided between the city's two Assembly Districts. The eastside Assembly District 17, where incumbent gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) is running for re-election, has 14 open seats. This year six sitting ...
    Bay Area Reporter
  • Sacramento surge (newsreview.com)
    May 31, 2012
    The effort came in advance of a vote on San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s Assembly Bill 2312, which would set statewide rules on dispensaries in an attempt to end a seven-month federal crackdown on the billion-dollar California medical-cannabis industry.
    News & Review
  • California Can’t Afford ‘Split Roll’ Tax (foxandhoundsdaily.com)
    May 30, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, among others, are pushing for a split-roll tax (an Assembly committee even held a March 12 hearing on the topic). A split-roll tax would make California an even tougher ...
    Fox and Hounds Daily (blog)
  • AM Alert: Bills come due Friday in California Legislature (blogs.sacbee.com)
    May 29, 2012
    Friday is the deadline for the California Legislature to pass measures out of ... On the Assembly side, Assembly Bill 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would regulate the medical marijuana industry and allow local governments to impose ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Bill deadline nears in California Legislature (sacbee.com)
    May 28, 2012
    Assembly Bill 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... housekeeping or janitorial industries in California. • Assembly Bill 1993 by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco. Restricts ability of police to impound vehicles from ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Advocacy day draws trans folks, allies to Capitol in support of Ammiano bills (examiner.com)
    May 25, 2012
    Both Assembly bills are authored by out Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). Assembly Bill 1081 would reform California's participation in the federal government's controversial Secure Communities, or S-Comm program. The federal program was intended ...
    Examiner
  • Marijuana: Republican Dana Rohrabacher Wags Finger at Democrat Obama (blogs.laweekly.com)
    May 24, 2012
    anti-weed! You gotta love it: Huntington Beach's Rohrabacher joined state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and state Sen. Mark Leno at the California Unity Conference & Citizen Lobby Day this week to denounce the Obama administration's crackdown on medical ...
    Los Angeles Weekly
  • LGBTs ♥ the Golden Gate Bridge (ebar.com)
    May 24, 2012
    "I was seduced by the majesty of that bridge," said gay state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who served ... when you think of not just San Francisco and California but the United States, you often think about the Golden Gate Bridge and what ...
    Bay Area Reporter
  • Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials (necn.com)
    May 24, 2012
    In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215 ... the most comprehensive state proposal to regulate the medical marijuana industry. Introduced by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the bill would limit the number of dispensaries in ...
    NECN
  • Behind the barbed wire of California's prisons (articles.latimes.com)
    May 23, 2012
    A much-needed bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) would change that. AB 1270 allows the media to request interviews with California inmates, including those in Security Housing Units. Officials at the Department of Corrections and ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Immigrants rally at California Capitol for rights of domestic workers (sacbee.com)
    May 23, 2012
    Among the bills touted at the rally was Assembly Bill 889, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, which would extend similar protections to California's 200,000 domestic workers, nannies and caregivers. AB 889 would guarantee domestic ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • The Sacramento Surge (eastbayexpress.com)
    May 23, 2012
    This week the legislature may vote on San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB 2312, which would set statewide rules on dispensaries in an attempt to end a seven-month federal crackdown on the billion-dollar California medical cannabis industry.
    East Bay Express
  • California must clarify its murky medical marijuana laws (sfexaminer.com)
    May 23, 2012
    In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 215 ... the most comprehensive state proposal to regulate the medical marijuana industry. Introduced by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the bill would limit the number of dispensaries in ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • California pay commission to consider 5 percent cut for state elected officials (sacbee.com)
    May 23, 2012
    Members of California's Citizens Compensation Commission said ... a former 911 dispatcher. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco said he would accept a pay cut graciously – but suspiciously. "I'd be more comfortable with it ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • Behind the barbed wire of California's prisons (latimes.com)
    May 22, 2012
    A much-needed bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) would change that. AB 1270 allows the media to request interviews with California inmates, including those in Security Housing Units. Officials at the Department of Corrections and ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • Medical Marijuana Activists Occupy the Capitol (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    May 22, 2012
    And Monday was a busy day at the podium for Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. The San Francisco Democrat ... Some 300 cannabis advocates from across California shared the steps with Ammiano -- and then shared the air with 120 of his fellow lawmakers, on whose ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Political Blotter: Medical pot activists plan State Capitol blitz (mercurynews.com)
    May 21, 2012
    The conference this weekend -- organized by Americans for Safe Access, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 5, California NORML ... Senate office to support AB 2312 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. This "Medical Marijuana ...
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Cal State Bakersfield to host conference on anti-gay bullying law (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
    May 20, 2012
    Seth’s Law, or AB 9, adds new provisions to existing anti-bullying policies in California schools. The bill, which was written by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), aims to ensure that all schools have clear and consistent ...
    Los Angeles Times
  • California medical pot advocates push bill to regulate legal dispensaries (sacbee.com)
    May 20, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... Representatives of marijuana patients' advocates Americans for Safe Access and a union organizing California marijuana workers, the United Food & Commercial Workers, used the event to attract ...
    Sacramento Bee
  • George Lucas might build affordable housing (sfgate.com)
    May 20, 2012
    Jerry Brown's latest budget - and they'll probably do so by the June 15 deadline. "I'd say it's almost a certainty," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, one of the most liberal lawmakers in Sacramento. "There is just a resignation ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Ammiano Introduces Revised TRUST Act (news.newamericamedia.org)
    May 16, 2012
    California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, formally introduced a revised version of AB 1081, the TRUST Act, to reform California's participation in the controversial Secure Communities program. Under Secure Communities, police are ...
    New America Media
  • Report Back on Sacramento Renter Bills (beyondchron.org)
    May 15, 2012
    AB 934 (Feuer) – Rolling Back the Court-Created Immunity for Landlords Who Violate Eviction Laws AB 934, authored by Assemblymember Mike Feuer (D – Los Angeles), would have amended California ... by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D - San Francisco ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Bills adding protections for gays divide California Assembly (thereporter.com)
    May 14, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... the state to track the number of gay and lesbian business owners with which it contracts. California currently collects data on contractors' race, ethnicity and gender. Assemblyman Chris Norby ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • B.A.R. endorsements: Leno for state Senate (ebar.com)
    May 10, 2012
    Ammiano for 17th Assembly District In the newly drawn 17th Assembly District, covering eastern San Francisco, we recommend incumbent Assemblyman Tom Ammiano for his third ... to go near the "third rail" of California politics, Proposition 13.
    Bay Area Reporter
  • State bills Oakland for Henry J. Kaiser transfer (sfgate.com)
    May 9, 2012
    The rest are undecided or don't know. Not bad - but not nearly as good as the 77 percent approval rating for progressive state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. Still, the poll, which was commissioned by consultant Jim Stearns in preparation for the ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Obama's mistake (sfbg.com)
    May 9, 2012
    In Northern California, Melinda Haag ... the district attorney, the city attorney, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, State Senator Mark Leno, the Democratic County Central Committee, and most recently, Democratic Congressional Leader Nancy Pelosi ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • June election to test new open primary rules (sfexaminer.com)
    May 9, 2012
    Democrats vying for state and federal office in a few Bay Area races could be pitted against each other in the November election, depending on the outcome of California’s ... in re-election bids for Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and state Sen.
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Bills adding protections for gays divide California Assembly (thereporter.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... the state to track the number of gay and lesbian business owners with which it contracts. California currently collects data on contractors' race, ethnicity and gender. Assemblyman Chris Norby ...
    Vacaville Reporter
  • Tulare County supervisors to weigh medical marijuana issues (visaliatimesdelta.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Its author, Tom Ammiano ... The letter is addressed to Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes, D-Sylmar, chairman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. It states AB 2312 doesn't resolve "fundamental problems" between California's law and federal ...
    Visalia Times-Delta
  • California bills adding protections for gays divide Assembly (dailydemocrat.com)
    May 7, 2012
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... the state to track the number of gay and lesbian business owners with which it contracts. California currently collects data on contractors' race, ethnicity and gender. Assemblyman Chris Norby ...
    Woodland Daily Democrat
  • Bills Adding Protections for Gays Divide CA Assembly (kolotv.com)
    May 7, 2012
    (AP) - A series of bills intended to add more protections for gays and lesbians in California has been sparking acrimonious ... That bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, said Republican lawmakers had "harmful attitudes."
    KOLO TV Reno
  • Bills Adding Protection For Gays Divides Assembly (kcra.com)
    May 6, 2012
    A series of bills intended to add more protections for gays and lesbians in California has been sparking acrimonious ... That bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, said Republican lawmakers had "harmful attitudes."
    KCRA.com
  • Bills adding protections for gays divide Assembly (mercurynews.com)
    May 6, 2012
    A series of bills intended to add more protections for gays and lesbians in California has been sparking acrimonious ... That bill's author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, said Republican lawmakers had "harmful attitudes."
    San Jose Mercury News
  • Queer youth lobby lawmakers on school discipline bills (ebar.com)
    May 3, 2012
    Out Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who authored AB 1729 ... told students at the rally of how difficult it was for him to grow up in a Latino family in a southern California barrio. Lara told students that his father once told him, "If one ...
    Bay Area Reporter
  • Queer youth lobby legislators on behalf of discipline alternative bills (examiner.com)
    May 3, 2012
    Out Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who authored AB 1729 ... told students at the rally of how difficult it was for him to grow up in a Latino family in a southern California barrio. Lara told students that his father once told him, "If one ...
    Examiner
  • Bill To Cut OT From Fixed Salaries Passes Calif. Panel (law360.com)
    May 2, 2012
    carried by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, that seeks to overturn a Second Appellate District ruling. That February 2011 decision weakened state overtime laws by holding that California’s labor code allows for employers... To view the full ...
    site.law360.com
  • Medical Marijuana Update (stopthedrugwar.org)
    May 1, 2012
    The California legislature will vote on several bills ... It was cosponsored by 21 DCCC members including its author, Gabriel Haaland, Assembly member Tom Ammiano, State Senator Leland Yee, Supervisor David Campos, Supervisor David Chiu, former ...
    Drug War Chronicle
  • New Immigration Reforms Basically Cite Months-Old Training Memos (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    May 1, 2012
    "This is it?" Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, of San Francisco, said in a statement released yesterday. "Frankly, I'm glad I didn't hold my breath. Today's announcement will do absolutely nothing to repair the tremendous damage which S-Comm has caused to public ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Strong Consumer Protection Bills Sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones Move Forward in California State Legislature (insurancenewsnet.com)
    Apr 27, 2012
    April 27-- The California Department of Insurance issued the following ... HMOs will have higher risk policyholders than others. AB 2029, authored by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano, received unanimous bipartisan support in the Assembly Public Safety Committee ...
    Insurance News Net
  • San Francisco Democratic Party Calls on Obama to End Medical Marijuana Attacks (commondreams.org)
    Apr 27, 2012
    The resolution was co-sponsored by 21 members of the party's Central Committee (DCCC) including: its author Gabriel Haaland, Assembly member Tom Ammiano ... administration's heightened attack in California. The operators and landlords of ...
    Common Dreams
  • Poll shows tax-the-rich measure hurt by Brown's merger (sfbg.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    The SF Chronicle's story on the Public Policy Institute of California poll focused on the disconnect ... that's a bit more progressive than Brown's original idea. Assembly member Tom Ammiano and other progressives we respect have said they ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Obama Defends Medical Marijuana Crackdown in Rolling Stone Interview (blogs.kqed.org)
    Apr 26, 2012
    Earlier this month, lawmakers from Colorado, Maine, Washington, New Mexico and California -- including Assemblymember Tom Ammiano of San Francisco -- wrote an open letter calling on the federal government "not to interfere with our ability to ...
    KQED
  • Local Democrats Ask Obama to Leave S.F. Marijuana Clubs Alone (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    The resolution was co-sponsored by 21 DCCC members including: Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco); State Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco); Supervisors David Campos and David Chiu; former State Senator Carole Migden; and former Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • S.F. Democratic Party: Obama Must End Medical Marijuana Raids (opposingviews.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    The resolution was co-sponsored by 21 members of the party's Central Committee (DCCC) including: its author Gabriel Haaland, Assembly member Tom Ammiano, State Senator ... administration's heightened attack in California. The operators and landlords ...
    Opposing Views
  • It's time for students to stand up to bullies (sfgate.com)
    Apr 26, 2012
    The response has been dramatic. Parents are confronting school officials, lawsuits are threatened, and laws are passed, like Seth's Law from Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, to demand that schools respond "expeditiously" to bullying incidents.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Marijuana Legalization Efforts Fail in California, Thanks to Money and The Feds (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Apr 24, 2012
    A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, (D-San Francisco ... That had a cooling effect -- as did U.S. Attorney for Northern California Melinda Haag's shot sent across the bows of Oakland and other cities eager to cash in on legal weed.
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Overtime Can Still Be Included In Fixed Wage Agreements, For Now (jdsupra.com)
    Apr 23, 2012
    On April 18, 2012, a California Assembly panel advanced a bill that would exclude overtime hours from the fixed salary of a nonexempt employee, notwithstanding an “explicit mutual wage agreement” to the contrary. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (http://asmdc ...
    jdsupra.com
  • Pot regulation bill clears Assembly panel (ebar.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    After getponing a hearing for a week to ensure he had the votes needed, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano appeared ... Appropriations Committee. Ammiano introduced AB 2312 in response to a months-long federal crackdown on California medical marijuana dispensaries ...
    Bay Area Reporter
  • Pot regulation bill clears Assembly panel (examiner.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    After getponing a hearing for a week to ensure he had the votes needed, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano appeared ... Appropriations Committee. Ammiano introduced AB 2312 in response to a months-long federal crackdown on California medical marijuana ...
    Examiner
  • EDITORIAL: Keep local control (nctimes.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    While we share the frustration that Assemblyman Tom Ammiano obviously feels toward counties and cities that continue to defy voters' clearly expressed wishes on medical marijuana, we believe his proposed cure would only exacerbate the disconnect between ...
    North County Times
  • Calif. Panel OKs Bill To Keep OT Out Of Fixed Salaries (law360.com)
    Apr 19, 2012
    Law360, San Diego (April 18, 2012, 9:54 PM ET) -- A California Assembly panel ... A.B. 2103, introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, drew bipartisan support from the Labor and Employment Committee and now heads to the Assembly ...
    site.law360.com
  • Marijuana Law That Would Protect Dispensaries Passes Public Safety Committee (blogs.laweekly.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has answer. It's called AB 2312, and the proposed law would regulate pot shops, make cities allow them, and require a statewide policing board to watch over them. His office announced this week that ... ... AB 2312 has a chance.
    Los Angeles Weekly
  • California lawmakers OK plan to shift pot shop regulation to state (contracostatimes.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    SACRAMENTO -- A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved Tuesday by ... The measure by committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, would shift the regulation of the industry from local ...
    Contra Costa Times
  • California lawmakers OK plan to shift pot shop regulation to state (insidebayarea.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    SACRAMENTO -- A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved Tuesday by ... The measure by committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, would shift the regulation of the industry from local ...
    Inside Bay Area
  • California lawmakers OK plan to shift pot shop regulation to state (marinij.com)
    Apr 18, 2012
    SACRAMENTO -- A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved Tuesday by ... The measure by committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, would shift the regulation of the industry from local ...
    Marin Independent Journal
  • Holy Smoke! Pot Legalization Could Save U.S. Economy $13.7 Billion Per Year (inquisitr.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    Officials in California have already tried to legalize but did not succeed.   California Democratic State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano proposed legislation in 2009 to legalize marijuana in California, arguing that it would yield billions of dollars ...
    The Inquisitr
  • California bill to regulate pot shops clears first hurdle (chicoer.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO — A bill aimed at bringing order to California's medical marijuana economy ... "There is no doubt that an industry exits around medical cannabis," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the San Francisco Democrat who proposed the measure.
    Chico Enterprise-Record
  • California bill to punish student-teacher dating dies (pressdemocrat.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Tuesday rejected a bill that ... the visceral takes over," said committee chairman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. Ammiano called the bill "not fully baked" and suggested it might violate the rights of ...
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • CA bill to regulate pot shops clears 1st hurdle (sgvtribune.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    SAN FRANCISCO—A bill aimed at bringing order to California's medical marijuana economy ... "There is no doubt that an industry exits around medical cannabis," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the San Francisco Democrat who proposed the measure.
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • California lawmakers OK plan to shift pot shop regulation to state (bostonherald.com)
    Apr 17, 2012
    A proposal that could make it easier to open medical marijuana shops in California was approved today by the ... The measure by committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, would shift the regulation of the industry from local ...
    Boston Herald
  • Homeland Security's 'Secure Communities' Didn't Intentionally Deceive, Report Says (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 6, 2012
    Another opponent of the program, California state Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D) said in a statement that the report only diminished trust in ICE. He is the author of the TRUST Act, a bill that would make Secure Communities optional in California.
    Huffington Post
  • Homeland Security's 'Secure Communities' Didn't Intentionally Deceive, Report Says (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 6, 2012
    Another opponent of the program, California state Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D) said in a statement that the report only diminished trust in ICE. He is the author of the TRUST Act, a bill that would make Secure Communities optional in California.
    Huffington Post
  • Laborers' Local 261 Make Political Endorsement Selections For June, 2012 (news.yahoo.com)
    Apr 5, 2012
    For the ballot in June, the Laborers recommend continued support for incumbents Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and State ... SOURCE Northern California District Council of Laborers California State Assembly Member Dr. Linda Halderman, 2 Term Fresno Mayor Alan ...
    YAHOO!
  • Medical marijuana advocates hold rally to challenge federal intervention (dailycal.org)
    Apr 4, 2012
    Several members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voiced their support for medical cannabis access in California to the crowd ... District Attorney George Gascon and state Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) sent along ...
    Daily Californian
  • Cops And Judges Ask California Legislator to Withdraw Marijuana DUI Bill (salem-news.com)
    Mar 27, 2012
    which is chaired by medical marijuana supporter Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. The full text of the bill can be read at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/ 11-12/bill/asm/ab_2551-2600/ ab_2552_bill_20120224_ introduced.html The letter urging Assemblymember Torres ...
    Salem-News.Com
  • End the healthcare scam (sfbayguardian.com)
    Mar 26, 2012
    Healthy San Francisco is about providing healthcare for workers — not creating additional profit for businesses. Assemblymember Tom Ammiano represents the 13th District. Supervisor David Campos represents District 9.
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Supervisor Avalos Declares Re-Election Bid (fogcityjournal.com)
    Mar 17, 2012
    Elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008, Avalos was joined by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, Treasurer Jose Cisneros, Supervisors David Campos and Eric Mar, as well as union reps, community organizations and residents.
    Fog City Journal
  • Millionaires Tax merger is a risk and opportunity (sfbg.com)
    Mar 15, 2012
    But then I talked to Assembly member Tom Ammiano, someone with longstanding and unwavering ... And the Millionaires Tax -- developed by the California Federation of Teachers and others and receiving strong popular support -- gets watered down ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Millionaires Tax merger is a risk and opportunity (sfbayguardian.com)
    Mar 14, 2012
    But then I talked to Assembly member Tom Ammiano, someone with longstanding and unwavering ... And the Millionaires Tax -- developed by the California Federation of Teachers and others and receiving strong popular support -- gets watered down ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Reason.tv: How Sex Offender Registries Fail Us (reason.com)
    Mar 14, 2012
    California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano introduced a bill for a tiered registry in January, but it was defeated thanks to opponent's scare tactics. "There have always been stories, especially this summer, about child predators in the area," says ...
    Reason.com
  • Reason.tv: How Sex Offender Registries Fail Us (reason.com)
    Mar 14, 2012
    California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano introduced a bill for a tiered registry in January, but it was defeated thanks to opponent's scare tactics. "There have always been stories, especially this summer, about child predators in the area," says ...
    Reason.com
  • Mayor Lee makes demands on SFUSD (sfbayguardian.com)
    Mar 6, 2012
    "You thought you felt an earthquake Sunday night. Actually, that was me." Assemblymember Tom Ammiano was on the phone, talking to me about Mayor Ed Lee's plan to demand some changes in the way the San Francisco Unified School District manages ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • State, federal policies hinder expansion of medical cannabis (dailycal.org)
    Mar 5, 2012
    However, reports that Oakland intends to double the number of dispensaries it licenses should come as no surprise given the financial difficulties that California cities ... bill submitted by state assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ...
    Daily Californian
  • California Abortion Bill SB 1501 Would Allow Procedure To Be Performed By Nurses & Midwives (huffingtonget.com)
    Feb 29, 2012
    Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, the leaders of California's two legislative houses, are co-authors of the bill. Other co-authors include San Francisco assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Sen. Elaine Alquist of ...
    Huffington Post
  • Bob Filner Endorses Medicinal Marijuana Tax Initiative (sandiegoreader.com)
    Feb 28, 2012
    Several organizations, State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, and former Los Angeles Deputy Police ... seeking a Compassionate Use Dispensary permit. Regulations include California Department of Justice background checks for all collective directors ...
    San Diego weekly Reader
  • Bob Filner Endorses Medicinal Marijuana Tax Initiative (sandiegoreader.com)
    Feb 27, 2012
    Several organizations, State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, and former Los Angeles Deputy Police ... seeking a Compassionate Use Dispensary permit. Regulations include California Department of Justice background checks for all collective directors and ...
    San Diego weekly Reader
  • San Diego medical-marijuana initiative is not a joint effort (sdcitybeat.com)
    Feb 22, 2012
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (center) poses with activists representing medical ... The medical-marijuana-themed hospitality suite at California’s Democratic State Convention last weekend was kicking—a DJ, movies, a gallery show of Chicano Park artists ...
    San Diego CityBEAT
  • San Diego medical-marijuana initiative is not a joint effort (sdcitybeat.com)
    Feb 21, 2012
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (center) poses with activists representing medical ... The medical-marijuana-themed hospitality suite at California’s Democratic State Convention last weekend was kicking—a DJ, movies, a gallery show of Chicano Park artists ...
    San Diego CityBEAT
  • Federal government sets its sights on 12 more SF dispensaries (sfbayguardian.com)
    Feb 9, 2012
    In our recent Cannabis Issue, the Guardian interviewed Assemblymember Tom Ammiano ... act against the DEA's attempts to intervene in California's medical marijuana industry. Assemblymember Ammiano and Senator Mark Leno are leading the efforts ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Bill Would End Journalist Lockout at State Prisons (fogcityjournal.com)
    Feb 2, 2012
    Editor’s Note: This important media access bill (AB 1270), sponsored by California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, has the backing and full support of the Media Workers Guild which endorsed the legislation at its January 21 meeting. February 1, 2012 Bills ...
    Fog City Journal
  • Prison Media Access Bill Passes California Assembly (indybay.org)
    Jan 27, 2012
    SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s bill (D-San Francisco) to restore media access to prisoners, AB 1270, passed the California Assembly today. The bill would remove restrictions on pre-arranged in-person interviews with specific prison inmates.
    Bay Area Indymedia
  • Domestic Workers and Their Children March for Rights in Calif. (inthesetimes.com)
    Jan 26, 2012
    Last year the State Assembly passed AB 889, authored by Assembly members Tom Ammiano and V. Manuel Perez ... One of several legislators who spoke to the crowd, Watsonville Assembly member Bill Monning, explained in Spanish, "This bill is just, and we ...
    In These Times
  • Domestic Workers and Their Children March for Rights in Calif. (inthesetimes.com)
    Jan 26, 2012
    Last year the State Assembly passed AB 889, authored by Assembly members Tom Ammiano and V. Manuel Perez ... One of several legislators who spoke to the crowd, Watsonville Assembly member Bill Monning, explained in Spanish, "This bill is just, and we ...
    In These Times
  • Legal, not legal (sfbg.com)
    Jan 25, 2012
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Sen. Mark Leno have been the most outspoken California politicians in coming out against the federal government's meddling with the state's cannabis. At a press conference at San Francisco's State Building in ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Groundbreaking Political Advertising Disclosure Bill Moves to Assembly Floor (highlandnews.net)
    Jan 23, 2012
    Authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica ... Assembly Appropriations Chair Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Sylmar) and Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills), Steven Bradford (D-Gardena ...
    Highland Community News
  • Groundbreaking Political Advertising Disclosure Bill Moves to Assembly Floor (highlandnews.net)
    Jan 23, 2012
    Authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley (D-Santa Monica ... Assembly Appropriations Chair Felipe Fuentes (D-Los Sylmar) and Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills), Steven Bradford (D-Gardena ...
    Highland Community News
  • Domestic Workers Want a Break (blog.sfgate.com)
    Jan 19, 2012
    The bill, authored by Assembly member Tom Ammiano, seeks to give domestic workers the same rights as other California workers including overtime pay and a 30-minute break after five hours of work.
    San Francisco Gate
  • Editorial: Mayor Lee, support Prop. 13 reform (sfbg.com)
    Jan 16, 2012
    The California Tax Reform Association ... 30 years have taken place with legal tricks that keep property taxes artificially low. Assembly Member Tom Ammiano has introduced a bill, AB 448, that would classify any substantive transfer of property ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Transgender athlete bill pulled from California legislature (outsports.com)
    Jan 13, 2012
    NCLR sent this statement: Today, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), Equality California (EQCA), and the Transgender ... “We are very grateful for Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s leadership and look forward to working with him ...
    Outsports.com
  • Lee Sworn In, Vows to Embrace Innovation (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jan 9, 2012
    Jackie Speier, Assemblymmember Tom Ammiano ... Mayor Jean Quan, California Attorney General Kamala Harris as well as and former Secretary of State, George Shultz. Also among the guests were State Senators Mark Leno and Leland Yee, Assemblymember Fiona ...
    Fog City Journal
  • California bill so reporters can interview prisoners progressing (examiner.com)
    Jan 7, 2012
    As Gov. Jerry Brown forwards his plan for California to become the first state to eliminate its prisons for youth offenders by shifting the responsibility to local governments, San Francisco's Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's Assembly Bill 1270, a bill to ...
    Examiner
  • Secret Funders Back Campaigns in Iowa--and Even in Berkeley (berkeleydailyplanet.com)
    Jan 6, 2012
    Authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley and sponsored by the ... at the San Francisco Main Library. Expected to attend are Tom Ammiano, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Fiona Ma, Supervisor John Avalos, and Senator Mark Leno. It’s co-sponsored ...
    Berkeley Daily Planet
  • Secret Funders Back Campaigns in Iowa--and Even in Berkeley (berkeleydailyplanet.com)
    Jan 6, 2012
    Authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley and sponsored by the ... at the San Francisco Main Library. Expected to attend are Tom Ammiano, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Fiona Ma, Supervisor John Avalos, and Senator Mark Leno. It’s co-sponsored ...
    Berkeley Daily Planet
  • Secret Funders Back Campaigns in Iowa--and Even in Berkeley (berkeleydailyplanet.com)
    Jan 6, 2012
    Authored by Assemblymember Julia Brownley and sponsored by the ... at the San Francisco Main Library. Expected to attend are Tom Ammiano, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Fiona Ma, Supervisor John Avalos, and Senator Mark Leno. It’s co-sponsored ...
    Berkeley Daily Planet
  • Ammiano meets with U.S. attorney (sfbg.com)
    Dec 13, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano finally got a meeting with the U.S. attorney for Northern California, Melinda Haag, Dec.13 to talk about the feds crackdown on medical marijuana-- and he left disappointed that Haag didn't seem to understand what a ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Ed Lee and "job killers" (sfbg.com)
    Dec 13, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, who has to deal with the California Chamber and its lackeys, told me that Lee "is talking like a Republican, or like the moderate Democrats in Sacramento." That's not where the mayor of San Francisco ought to be.
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Ammiano meets with U.S. attorney (sfbayguardian.com)
    Dec 13, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano finally got a meeting with the U.S. attorney for Northern California, Melinda Haag, Dec.13 to talk about the feds crackdown on medical marijuana-- and he left disappointed that Haag didn't seem to understand what a ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Tiffany Mok, ACLU California Legislative Office (aclu.org)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Perla’s story is just one of many shared at a hearing on California’s TRUST Act, a bill authored by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano that would allow local jurisdictions to opt out of S-Comm and provide protections for crime victims. These stories led more ...
    American Civil Liberties Union
  • Portantino calls for youth boot camp reforms (sgvtribune.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Portantino sent a letter to Assembly Public Safety Committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... are mandated to report incidents of child abuse. The two-term Assembly member also wants to put an end to tactics that landed McFarland ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Portantino calls for youth boot camp reforms (sgvtribune.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Portantino sent a letter to Assembly Public Safety Committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... are mandated to report incidents of child abuse. The two-term Assembly member also wants to put an end to tactics that landed McFarland ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Portantino calls for youth boot camp reforms (sgvtribune.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Portantino sent a letter to Assembly Public Safety Committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... are mandated to report incidents of child abuse. The two-term Assembly member also wants to put an end to tactics that landed McFarland ...
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune
  • Portantino calls for youth boot camp reforms (pasadenastarnews.com)
    Dec 1, 2011
    Portantino sent a letter to Assembly Public Safety Committee Chairman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... are mandated to report incidents of child abuse. The two-term Assembly member also wants to put an end to tactics that landed McFarland ...
    Pasadena Star-News
  • The problem of the UC police (sfbg.com)
    Nov 30, 2011
    But now Assemblymember Tom Ammiano of San Francisco wants to go a step further ... Why does the University of California need its own armed police force? The problems with the police at Davis mirror problems with the behavior of the UC ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian (sfbg.com)
    Nov 28, 2011
    But now Assemblymember Tom Ammiano of San Francisco told us he wants to go ... Why does the University of California need its own armed police force? The problems with the police at Davis mirror problems with the behavior of the U.C. Berkeley ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Legislative LGBT Caucus Endorses Butler For Re-Election (smmirror.com)
    Nov 24, 2011
    and Assemblymembers Tom Ammiano, Toni Atkins, Richard Gordon and Ricardo Lara. “The Legislative LGBT Caucus is proud to endorse Assemblymember Betsy Butler for re-election,” said Senator Kehoe, Caucus Chair. “As a Board Member of Equality California ...
    Santa Monica Mirror
  • Medical Marijuana Patients, Supporters Rally TODAY in Sacramento Against DOJ Attacks (stopthedrugwar.org)
    Nov 9, 2011
    What: Protest against DOJ attacks on California's medical marijuana laws Speakers will include: State Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), and other invited legislators; Steph Sherer, Executive Director of ASA; Steve D'Angelo of ...
    Drug War Chronicle
  • Medical Marijuana Patients, Supporters To Rally in Sacramento Against DOJ Attacks (commondreams.org)
    Nov 7, 2011
    What: Protest against DOJ attacks on California's medical marijuana laws Speakers will include: State Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), and other invited legislators; Steph Sherer, Executive Director of ASA; Steve D'Angelo of ...
    Common Dreams
  • Justice Department faces lawsuit over medical marijuana crackdown (rawstory.com)
    Oct 27, 2011
    California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D) said last week that the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries would cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue.
    Raw Story
  • Obama's Visit Unites Northern California Cannabis Movement (sfgate.com)
    Oct 26, 2011
    In a first-time press conference presenting a united front, leaders including California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Aaron Smith ...
    San Francisco Gate
  • Obama’s Visit Unites Northern California Cannabis Movement (prweb.com)
    Oct 26, 2011
    In a first-time press conference presenting a united front, leaders including California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, Executive Director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) Aaron Smith, Executive ...
    PRWeb
  • California lawmaker: Marijuana crackdown will cost millions in lost revenue (rawstory.com)
    Oct 25, 2011
    California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D) said last week that the federal government’s crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries would cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue. In early October, U.S. Attorneys threatened to seize ...
    Raw Story
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian (sfbg.com)
    Oct 24, 2011
    HERBWISE A throng of reporter types had gathered in the lobby of the State Building to listen to State Senator Mark Leno and State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano badmouth the ... industry — which provides California each year with somewhere ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Gee, thanks Kamala (sfbg.com)
    Oct 21, 2011
    Just after Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and state Sen. Mark Leno denounced the bizarre ... for legitimate patients to access physician-recommended medicine in California.” She urged federal authorities to make sure their enforcement efforts ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Gee, thanks Kamala (sfbayguardian.com)
    Oct 21, 2011
    Just after Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and state Sen. Mark Leno denounced the bizarre ... for legitimate patients to access physician-recommended medicine in California.” She urged federal authorities to make sure their enforcement efforts ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Legislators call on feds to meet over California pot raids (examiner.com)
    Oct 21, 2011
    Federal prosecutors made good on threats they would begin to crackdown on California’s medical marijuana dispensaries ... State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who decryed the raids at a press ...
    Examiner
  • California legislators tell Feds to back off attacks on marijuana dispensaries (examiner.com)
    Oct 20, 2011
    San Francisco Democrats State Senator Mark Leno and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano held a press conference today to ... government’s broad multi-agency crackdown on dispensaries in California. California voters approved marijuana for medical use in 1996 ...
    Examiner
  • California Nurses Begin First Aid Support for Occupy SF (enewspf.com)
    Oct 19, 2011
    San Francisco, CA--(ENEWSPF)--October 20 ... The nurses were joined by State Sen. Leland Yee, Assembly member Tom Ammiano, and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu. Sen. Yee called on San Francisco police to end threats to remove tents at the protest ...
    eNews Park Forest
  • The Roundup: Federal Agent Smuggles Weed Through LAX (eastbayexpress.com)
    Oct 19, 2011
    5) Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Senator Mark Leno call for an end to the ... The San Francisco lawmakers are joined at the Main Hall of the California State Building (455 Golden Gate Ave.) by medical marijuana patients, dispensary operators ...
    East Bay Express
  • Assemblyman, Walsh, groups celebrate signing of 'Seth's Law' (bakersfield.com)
    Oct 17, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Wendy Walsh and sponsoring organizations held ... The bill is designed to address the pervasive problem of school bullying by providing California schools with tools to create a safe school environment for all students.
    Bakersfield Californian
  • Why are Harris, Newsom, and other pols silent on the federal pot crackdown? (sfbayguardian.com)
    Oct 11, 2011
    The only major politician from San Francisco (SEE UPDATE BELOW) to come out strongly against the federal crackdown was Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, author of measures ... authorized dispensaries will cost California billions of dollars and ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Why are Harris, Newsom, and other pols silent on the federal pot crackdown? (sfbg.com)
    Oct 11, 2011
    The only major politician from San Francisco (SEE UPDATE BELOW) to come out strongly against the federal crackdown was Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, author of measures ... authorized dispensaries will cost California billions of dollars and ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Governor Jerry Brown Signs Slew of Illegal Immigrant-Friendly Bills (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Oct 11, 2011
    Perhaps the most contentious of the laws is what's known as the California Dream Act, which will now allow immigrant college students to apply for, and receive, state-funded scholarships and grants. California State Assembly Member Tim Donnelly (R-Twin ...
    SF Weekly (blog)
  • Governor Brown Zaps Bullies By Signing 2 Anti-Bullying Bills (laist.com)
    Oct 10, 2011
    Per today's California State PTA release ... AB 9, also known as Seth's Law, was led by principal author Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D - San Francisco) and requires schools to address and act on bullying. The measure is dedicated to the late ...
    Laist.com
  • CA Gov. Brown Signs Two Pro-Trans Bills Into Law [and Signs Bullying Bill, Vetoes LGBT Data Bill] (metroweekly.com)
    Oct 10, 2011
    Brown, according to his office's news release, signed: • AB 9 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Pupil rights: bullying. More information on the bill, called Seth's Law, can be found at Equality California's website. However, he vetoed ...
    Metro Weekly
  • Animal Attraction: California Becomes Fourth State to Ban Shark Fin Trade (khou.com)
    Oct 10, 2011
    “Sharks need their fins, and we don’t,” said Jennifer Fearing, The HSUS’ California senior state director ... for introducing this important legislation, and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and State Sens.
    KHOU
  • Obama 'worse' than Bush, Clinton on pot, state lawmaker says (sfexaminer.com)
    Oct 7, 2011
    The crackdown prompted Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... On Friday, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag for the Northern District of California said the feds would likely crackdown on other pot clubs in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Obama 'worse' than Bush, Clinton on pot, state lawmaker says (sfexaminer.com)
    Oct 7, 2011
    The crackdown prompted Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco ... On Friday, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag for the Northern District of California said the feds would likely crackdown on other pot clubs in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
    San Francisco Examiner
  • New laws protect California children (inlandnewstoday.com)
    Oct 5, 2011
    AB 717 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ... The Governor also signed the following bill to encourage solar power in California: · SB 226 by Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) – Environmental quality.
    Inland Newstoday
  • Governor tackles series of pending bills (inlandnewstoday.com)
    Oct 3, 2011
    AB 207 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – School attendance: residency requirements. · AB 624 by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) – California Organized Investment Network. · AB 648 by Assemblymember Marty Block (D-San ...
    Inland Newstoday
  • BART Police Oversight Pushed Along in Assembly Committee on Public Safety Hearing: audio (indybay.org)
    Oct 2, 2011
    California State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, called for an oversight hearing on "BART Police: Training Policies, and Procedures" as a follow-up to previous Public Safety Committee hearings ...
    Bay Area Indymedia
  • BART Board Meeting Police-Related Matters - No Mobile Phone Policy, Indybay Arrest: audio (indybay.org)
    Sep 29, 2011
    During her report to the board, new general manager Grace Crunican mentioned the upcoming hearing of the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety called by Assembly member and committee chair Tom Ammiano in order to examine BART's ...
    Bay Area Indymedia
  • As American as Apple Pie / Who's on the Right Side of History in the 1st Amendment Debate (indybay.org)
    Sep 28, 2011
    27, 2011 on BART Police Oversight in the California State Capitol ... to Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee Tom Ammiano. c) Cell Phone Service Cuts by BART Police - According to Assemblymember Nancy Skinner, "I think the decision ...
    Bay Area Indymedia
  • Governor Brown signs legislation in SF - On Scene with Bill Wilson (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    Sep 24, 2011
    Pérez. “I thank Assemblymember Tom Ammiano for his efforts in crafting this legislation, and Governor Brown for signing another bill into law that will help create more jobs in California.” “The signing of AB 664 is a major milestone in our effort ...
    SanFranciscoSentinel.com
  • Brown signs bill to spur America's Cup financing (pe.com)
    Sep 24, 2011
    The bill Brown signed, AB 664 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), authorizes the adoption of a financing plan for a waterfront district. It also will allow specific tax revenues produced in the district to be used in building the ...
    Riverside Press Enterprise
  • Governor signs law to help San Francisco finance America’s Cup infrastructure (mtdemocrat.com)
    Sep 23, 2011
    Pérez. “I thank Assembly member Tom Ammiano for his efforts in crafting this legislation, and Gov. Brown for signing another bill into law that will help create more jobs in California.” “The signing of AB 664 is a major milestone in our effort to ...
    Mountain Democrat
  • Five Bills for Renters to Watch in Sacramento this Week (beyondchron.org)
    Sep 20, 2011
    AB 265 (Ammiano) – Saving Tenants From Unfair Eviction for Late Payment of Rent AB 265, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D - San Francisco ... the rent control protections of park residents. California’s conversion law has a “resident support ...
    Beyond Chron
  • Judge Approves Terminix Overtime Pay Settlement (lawyersandsettlements.com)
    Sep 7, 2011
    San Francisco, CA: A federal judge in San Francisco ... The bill was reportedly introduced by Coachella Valley Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez and fellow Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, the news source said.
    Lawyers and Settlements
  • Babysitter Bill Causing Storm of Protest (msnbc.msn.com)
    Sep 4, 2011
    Under the proposal, "domestic employees" would have to be given mandatory breaks. California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-District 13), who co-authored the bill said the legislation would require a 10-minute break for every four hours worked ...
    msnbc.com
  • Babysitter Bill Causing Storm of Protest (nbcsandiego.com)
    Sep 4, 2011
    Under the proposal, "domestic employees" would have to be given mandatory breaks. California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-District 13), who co-authored the bill said the legislation would require a 10-minute break for every four hours worked ...
    NBC San Diego
  • LGBT EQUALITY ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD CALIFORNIA SENATE PASSAGE OF SETH'S LAW (outinamerica.com)
    Sep 3, 2011
    Seth's Law is designed to address the pervasive problem of school bullying by providing California schools with tools to create a safe school environment for all students. The bill is authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and co ...
    Out in America
  • LGBT EQUALITY ORGANIZATIONS APPLAUD CALIFORNIA SENATE PASSAGE OF SETH'S LAW (outincolumbus.com)
    Sep 3, 2011
    Seth's Law is designed to address the pervasive problem of school bullying by providing California schools with tools to create a safe school environment for all students. The bill is authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and co ...
    Out In Columbus
  • Seth's Law, Measure Designed To Curb Anti-Gay Bullying, Passes California State Senate (huffingtonget.com)
    Sep 3, 2011
    Named after the 13-year old Seth Walsh, the gay junior high student who took his own life last year after facing constant harassment from bullies at his school in Tehachapi, California, the bill was authored by State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.
    Huffingtonget.com
  • Babysitter Bill Could Mean Drastic Changes (ksee24.com)
    Sep 2, 2011
    They would also have to keep time records and issue paychecks. Assemblymember Tom Ammiano wrote the bill. He says the bill is simply "extending the same basic labor protections that all other California workers already have."
    Ksee24.com
  • TRR: Labor Day Special: Workman’s Comp for Babysitters (washingtontimes.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    California Assembly Bill 889, known as the Domestic Work Employee Equality, Fairness, and Dignity Act, submitted by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, will require anyone employing a “domestic employee” to provide minimum wages ...
    Washington Times
  • Ca. Bill Would Require Overtime, Breaks for Domestic Help (kpsplocal2.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    Manuel Pérez and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ... Domestic workers must be assured the rights and protections that all California workers deserve," said Pérez, chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the ...
    KPSP Local 2
  • Ca. Bill Would Require Overtime, Breaks for Domestic Help (kpsplocal2.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    Manuel Pérez and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ... Domestic workers must be assured the rights and protections that all California workers deserve," said Pérez, chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the ...
    KPSP Local 2
  • Ca. Bill Would Require Overtime, Breaks for Babysitters, Domestic Help (kpsplocal2.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    Manuel Pérez and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ... Domestic workers must be assured the rights and protections that all California workers deserve," said Pérez, chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the ...
    KPSP Local 2
  • Babysitter Bill Causing Storm of Protest (msnbc.msn.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    Under the proposal, "domestic employees" would have to be given mandatory breaks. California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-District 13), who co-authored the bill said the legislation would require a 10-minute break for every four hours worked ...
    msnbc.com
  • Babysitter Bill Causing Storm of Protest (msnbc.msn.com)
    Sep 1, 2011
    Under the proposal, "domestic employees" would have to be given mandatory breaks. California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-District 13), who co-authored the bill said the legislation would require a 10-minute break for every four hours worked ...
    msnbc.com
  • BART Police Department: Is It Necessary? (huffingtonget.com)
    Aug 31, 2011
    State Assembly Member Tom Ammiano expressed a similar sentiment in an interview ... such as military bases and Native American reservations, any police officer in California has the authority to enforce the law everywhere in the state.
    Huffingtonget.com
  • California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike (dissidentvoice.org)
    Aug 13, 2011
    ... (CDCR), at least 6,600 prisoners in at least one third of California’s 33 prisons participated in the hunger strike. In response to the hunger strike, Assembly member Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California ...
    Dissident Voice
  • Criminal InJustice Kos: An interview with Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance (dailykos.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    ... (CDCR), at least 6,600 prisoners in at least one third of California’s 33 prisons participated in the hunger strike. In response to the hunger strike, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California ...
    DAILY KOS
  • California Prison Crisis Sparks Statewide Hunger Strike --An interview with Isaac Ontiveros of Critical Resistance (opednews.com)
    Aug 10, 2011
    ... (CDCR), at least 6,600 prisoners in at least one third of California's 33 prisons participated in the hunger strike. In response to the hunger strike, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California will ...
    OpEdNews.com
  • After the Hunger Strike: Criminal Justice Activist Discusses the Potential Impact of Prisoners' Action (alternet.org)
    Aug 7, 2011
    ... (CDCR), at least 6,600 prisoners in at least one third of California’s 33 prisons participated in the hunger strike. In response to the hunger strike, Assembly member Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California ...
    AlterNet
  • After the Hunger Strike: Criminal Justice Activist Discusses the Potential Impact of Prisoners' Action (alternet.org)
    Aug 7, 2011
    In response to the hunger strike, Assembly member Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California will hold an informational hearing on August 23 regarding conditions and policies of the Security Housing Units at ...
    AlterNet
  • After the Hunger Strike: Criminal Justice Activist Discusses the Potential Impact of Prisoners' Action (alternet.org)
    Aug 7, 2011
    ... (CDCR), at least 6,600 prisoners in at least one third of California’s 33 prisons participated in the hunger strike. In response to the hunger strike, Assembly member Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California ...
    AlterNet
  • After the Hunger Strike: Criminal Justice Activist Discusses the Potential Impact of Prisoners' Action (alternet.org)
    Aug 7, 2011
    In response to the hunger strike, Assembly member Tom Ammiano and the Public Safety Committee in the State Assembly of California will hold an informational hearing on August 23 regarding conditions and policies of the Security Housing Units at ...
    AlterNet
  • Charter schools prompt conflicts (fresnobee.com)
    Aug 7, 2011
    Chief among them was Assembly Bill 401, introduced by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, on behalf of the California Teachers Association, other unions and the California School Boards Association. AB 401 would tightly cap the number of charter ...
    Fresno Bee
  • Contributions of LGBT Community May Soon be Included in California Textbooks (rhrealitycheck.org)
    Jul 6, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ... along party line vote of 49 to 25 and has been sent to Governor Brown’s desk. If signed into law, California would be the first state in the nation to have such a requirement. Assembly Speaker John Perez ...
    RH Reality Check
  • A cheap shot at Tom Ammiano (sfbayguardian.com)
    Jul 4, 2011
    A column that ran in the New York Times July 3 talks about Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, who is leading an effort to reform the worst parts of Prop. 13 -- the loopholes that allow commercial property to avoid reassessment, costing the state and local ...
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Governor Brown signs assortment of bills (inlandnewstoday.com)
    Jul 1, 2011
    California State Lottery. · AB 754 by Assemblymember Nathan B. Fletcher (R-San Diego) – Elective office: military service. · AB 791 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) – Dependent children: birth certificates. · AB 799 by Assemblymember ...
    Inland Newstoday
  • Redistricting worries San Francisco's gay leaders (sfexaminer.com)
    Jul 1, 2011
    The eastern district captured San Francisco’s most gay-friendly neighborhoods, and allowed The City to elect its first gay or lesbian assemblymember, Carole Migden. She was followed by gay representatives Mark Leno and Tom Ammiano. But the new proposed ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Lesbian activist Jean Harris dies (ebar.com)
    Jun 30, 2011
    The election of 1990 became known as the "Lavender Sweep," electing Migden and Roberta Achtenberg to the Board of Supervisors, Tom ... of California Democratic Party; Assembly District Chair of 16th Assembly; was appointed Delegate by then-Assembly member ...
    Bay Area Reporter
  • Redistricting will test San Francisco's political alliances (sfexaminer.com)
    Jun 20, 2011
    Over the past decade, the western Assembly and Senate districts have been held by Chinese-American candidates Yee and Ma, while the eastern districts have been held by openly gay and lesbian candidates Migden, Leno and Tom Ammiano. Gay and Asian ...
    San Francisco Examiner
  • Reforms of deportation system more spin than substance, says California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    Jun 17, 2011
    Administration’s acknowledgement of severe flaws in S-Comm highlights need for Moratorium and TRUST Act In response to mounting criticism, the Department of Homeland Security announced today changes to the misnamed “Secure Communities” (S-Comm ...
    SanFranciscoSentinel.com
  • Civil rights advocates say S-Comm reforms are spin, part of bigger FBI biometric tracking plan (sfbg.com)
    Jun 16, 2011
    But they charged that the announced reforms fall far short of the S-Comm moratorium that an increasing number of advocates and lawmakers, including California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, have demanded. And some advocates expressed concern that the feds ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Warning: ICE Fishing Dragnet in Effect (huffingtonget.com)
    Jun 15, 2011
    Up in our state capital Sacramento, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco ... One day in February, Blanca was selling ice cream in Van Nuys, California. Some LAPD officers saw her and decided to cite her for illegal vending -- as she had no ID ...
    Huffingtonget.com
  • CA Senate committee approves TRUST Act in face of rising "S-Comm" concerns (sfbayguardian.com)
    Jun 13, 2011
    The California Senate Public Safety Committee approved Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s TRUST Act, (AB 1081) today in a 5-2 vote, in face of rising concerns about a troubled federal fingerprinting and deportation program known as Secure Communities (S-Comm).
    San Francisco Guardian
  • Ten good bills for 2011 (sfbg.com)
    Jun 12, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano got AB 9, also known as Seth’s Law ... which gives domestic workers the same basic labor-law protections as other California workers, and AB 1081, the TRUST Act, which would allow California counties to opt out of S-Comm ...
    San Francisco Bay Guardian

Blogs

  • Can it happen here?: Gay marriage is serving as a partisan maker (happening-here.blogspot.com)
    May 23, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano greeted me with "Happy Harvey Milk Day!" Indeed, yesterday would have been the murdered gay liberationist's 81st birthday; May 22 is officially observed by the state of California in Milk's honor. ...
    Can it happen here?
  • My position on AB 376 | Dennis Herrera for Mayor 2011 (herreraformayor.com)
    May 23, 2011
    I endorse AB 376, which has been co-authored by San Francisco's own Tom Ammiano, to achieve that objective. I am powerfully persuaded by the arguments of the animal protection and environmental communities about the importance of sharks to ... That's why I ask you to join with me, Assemblyman Ammiano, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Humane Society of the United States, Heal the Bay, Oceana, the Natural Resources Defense Council, WildAid, and others in support of AB 376. ...
    Dennis Herrera for Mayor 2011
  • Sunday Late Night: “You Gotta Give 'Em Hope” | Firedoglake (firedoglake.com)
    May 23, 2011
    Tom Ammiano, now a California Assemblyman and long ago Harvey's comrade-in-arms against the Briggs Initiative to ban gay schoolteachers throughout California, reflected one year ago in front of Harvey's camera shop how his old pal might ...
    Firedoglake
  • California Bill Could Make Pot Growing a Misdemeanor | Happy ... (blog3.thehappyharbor.com)
    May 23, 2011
    The bill, introduced by California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and endorsed by the district attorneys of pot-growing Humboldt and Mendocino counties, promises to save taxpayers money by giving growers probation, fines, ...
    Happy Harbor Blog 3
  • Ammiano introduces anti-bullying 'Seth's Law' to make safer school ... (bartowparentsagainstbullying.org)
    May 23, 2011
    SACRAMENTO – Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) will introduce a comprehensive bill that tackles school bullying by providing California schools with specific tools to prevent and address the pervasive ...
    Bartow Parents Against Bullying
  • San Francisco FYI net: San Francisco Political Events - That Was ... (sanfranciscofyi.blogspot.com)
    May 23, 2011
    Aaron Peskin - Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party; Supervisor John Avalos - candidate for Mayor; Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi - Candidate for Sheriff; Supervisor Eric Mar, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. May 23, 2011 - Monday ...
    San Francisco FYI net
  • The Blog of Walker: Notes of interest, May 22nd: Pirates, pot, and ... (walkersunknownthoughts.blogspot.com)
    May 22, 2011
    2) California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced a bill that would give local prosecutors the discretion to charge marijuana growers with a misdemeanor rather than a felony. 3) Online news publication Rue Frontenac is apparently ...
    The Blog of Walker
  • Seo Link Building | Blog | Facts and Myths about Cannabis Information (seo-link-building.net)
    May 21, 2011
    California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has recently introduced Assembly Bill 390: The Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act, the first bill of its kind in the state of California that would decriminalize ...
    Roguescene
  • San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » Celebrate Harvey Milk Day ... (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    May 21, 2011
    California's Capitol editor and chief, Greg Lucas, moderates a conversation on Harvey Milk and the documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk” between Stuart Milk and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. (Sacramento) ...
    San Francisco Sentinel
  • Golden State Liberty: California Marijuana Laws May Soon (Slightly ... (goldenstateliberty.com)
    May 20, 2011
    We haven't been following this closely, but it's worth talking about: Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's AB 1017 successfully passed through committee this week, and is now headed to the full Assembly. If approved, the law would allow ...
    Golden State Liberty
  • California Bill Would Make Growing Pot a Misdemeanor (Sometimes ... (reason.com)
    May 20, 2011
    The bill, introduced by California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and endorsed by the district attorneys of pot-growing Humboldt and Mendocino counties, promises to save taxpayers money by giving growers probation, fines, ...
    Hit & Run
  • Harvey Milk Day Events: EQCA with Electeds, LA Mayor & LEA Doing ... (lgbtpov.com)
    May 20, 2011
    California's Capitol editor and chief, Greg Lucas, moderates a conversation on Harvey Milk and the documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk” between Stuart Milk and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. (Sacramento) ...
    LGBT | POV
  • Big Education Ape: Assembly approves new limits on charter schools ... (bigeducationape.blogspot.com)
    May 20, 2011
    The bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, was approved 41-28 by the Assembly and now goes to the state Senate. "Some accountability measures are needed to ensure that all charter schools are adequately performing," Ammiano ...
    Big Education Ape
  • Education Week: Assembly approves new limits on charter schools (edweek.org)
    May 20, 2011
    The bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, was approved 41-28 by the Assembly and now goes to the state Senate. "Some accountability measures are needed to ensure that all charter schools are adequately performing," Ammiano ...
    Education Week American Education News Site of Record
  • Education Week: Assembly approves new limits on charter schools (edweek.org)
    May 20, 2011
    The bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, was approved 41-28 by the Assembly and now goes to the state Senate. "Some accountability measures are needed to ensure that all charter schools are adequately performing," Ammiano ...
    Education Week: Unions
  • California Bill Would Make Growing Pot a Misdemeanor (Sometimes ... (dailylibertarian.com)
    May 20, 2011
    introduced by California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and endorsed by the district attorneys of pot-growing Humboldt and. Mendocino counties, promises to save taxpayers money by giving growers probation, fines, or short ...
    Daily Libertarian
  • San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » Celebrate Harvey Milk Day ... (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    May 19, 2011
    California's Capitol editor and chief, Greg Lucas, moderates a conversation on Harvey Milk and the documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk” between Stuart Milk and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. (Sacramento) ...
    San Francisco Sentinel
  • CA Bill Could Make Growing Pot a Misdemeanor « valetudocafe (valetudocafe.wordpress.com)
    May 19, 2011
    Growing marijuana could soon be a misdemeanor if the Legislature passes a bill sponsored State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. His bill would change marijuana cultivation from a mandatory felony to a so-called wobbler offense, giving district ...
    valetudocafe
  • Assembly approves new limits on charter schools | The Associated ... (sfexaminer.com)
    May 19, 2011
    The author, Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, says privately operated charter schools are funded with public money and should be held to the same employment standards as public schools. In the 2009-10 school year, ...
    Examiner RSS
  • California Bill To Make Growing Pot A Misdemeanor Passes First ... (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
    May 19, 2011
    The bill introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would make cultivating pot into a so-called wobbler offense where the grower's individual circumstances determine the gravity of the charges. “This would basically give the DA the ...
    CBS San Francisco
  • The Police's War on Citizen Cameras Boldly Slogs On... - Hit & Run ... (reason.com)
    May 18, 2011
    "The last thing we need on our streets is more guns," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. Guns are scary, and they should kept away from the unwashed, uncredentialed masses. reply to this ...
    Hit & Run
  • geologicalsurveyblog » Blog Archive » U.S. debates on whether to ... (geologicalsurveyblog.co.uk)
    May 17, 2011
    State assembly member Tom Ammiano announced on February 23 the introduction of a legislation that would tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. AB 390, the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education act, ...
    geologicalsurveyblog
  • San Francisco MTA to Consider Masonic Avenue Pedestrian Accidents ... (celebritysentry.com)
    May 17, 2011
    City officials including Police Captain Dennis O'Leary, City Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, and District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, have also endorsed the Boulevard plan for Masonic Avenue. ...
    Celebrity Sentry
  • TAKING AIM (classicarms.blogspot.com)
    May 17, 2011
    "The last thing we need on our streets is more guns," said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. In lengthy debate Monday, opponents of AB 144 argued that "open carry" is the peaceful exercise of a civil liberty that doesn't harm ...
    TAKING AIM
  • New Info on SF Landlord Tenant Bills and Laws | Bornstein & Bornstein (bornsteinandbornstein.com)
    May 17, 2011
    A new Split Roll tax proposal has surfaced in the form of a bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). He has introduced AB 448 that would redefine change in ownership as it relates to publically-traded companies, LLCs, ...
    Bornstein & Bornstein
  • fresno ca medical marijuana laws | hostess wonder bread outlet ... (inkjet1.co.cc)
    May 17, 2011
    Speakers included Assemblymember Tom Ammiano from the 13th District of California, a number of attorneys working for various organizations that deal with drug policies, and even the Sheriff of Mendocino County, Thomas D. Lawyers ...
    hostess wonder bread outlet santa rosa
  • The Marijuana Conference 2011, San Francisco | Marijuana Stocks (marijuanastocks.com)
    May 17, 2011
    ASSEMBLYMEMBER TOM AMMIANO (D-San Francisco); STEPHEN GUTWILLIG, Drug Policy Alliance; DALE SKY JONES, Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform & Oaksterdam University; ED ROSENTHAL, Quick Trading Company; MIKE ABERLE, Statewide Insurance ...
    Marijuana Stocks
  • Kim calls for state law changes to regain Treasure Island housing ... (sfexaminer.com)
    May 16, 2011
    Affordable housing targets for the proposed massive redevelopment of Treasure Island could be reignited if Supervisor Jane Kim and state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano can change a state financing law. Kim, along with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi ...
    Examiner RSS
  • Facts and Myths about Cannabis Stories : Fafsa Information (partnersjo-advocacy.com)
    May 16, 2011
    California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has recently introduced Assembly Bill 390: The Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act, the first bill of its kind in the state of California that would decriminalize ...
    Fafsa Information
  • Partnersjo-Advocacy.com | Blog | Cannabis Myths Announcements (partnersjo-advocacy.com)
    May 16, 2011
    California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has recently introduced Assembly Bill 390: The Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act, the first bill of its kind in the state of California that would decriminalize ...
    the Natural Health Shoppe Storefront
  • ProtectingTheGulfStates.org | Blog | Facts and Myths about ... (protectingthegulfstates.org)
    May 16, 2011
    California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has recently introduced Assembly Bill 390: The Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act, the first bill of its kind in the state of California that would decriminalize ...
    Landscaping Books
  • San Francisco « Bill's Daily life Blog (mycheaptradeshop.info)
    May 15, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) wants to make sure Californiacities don't fight each other in the future to lure the same sports team, according to the Los Angeles Times. The bill, which still needs to be finalized, ...
    Bill's Daily life Blog
  • Cannabis Home | HELPING CHILDREN (oneofakindchildrensgifts.com)
    May 15, 2011
    Many experts, including California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco, estimate over a billion dollars a year in revenue which would help California's budget crisis. Also, many experts estimate that $8 billion would be saved ...
    HELPING CHILDREN
  • Marijuana & Federalism:Prop. 19 Legal Issues (7) Theshia Naidoo ... (mymarijuanameds.com)
    May 14, 2011
    19 Legal Issues Forum San Francisco, CA August 6, 2010 Hosted by the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, www.vcl.org Speakers: * Sheriff Thomas D. Allman – Mendocino County Sheriff * Tom AmmianoAssemblymember, 13th District, ...
    My Marijuana Meds
  • Marijuana could be lawful because everybody over 2 « Aprewatch ... (aprewatch.info)
    May 13, 2011
    The bill was authored by San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Replica Omega Watches, and it would remedy pot the same access alcohol is treated in California. Anyone who is over 21 can possess, grow or ingest it. ...
    Aprewatch - Accurate, Rich, Comprehensive Information
  • Enforcement Desk Round-up: States Push Back Against Secure ... (deportationnation.org)
    May 13, 2011
    Introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) in February, the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act would modify current agreements between ICE and counties in the state, making it an opt-in program ...
    Deportation Nation
  • CA Legislature Looks To Reduce Cultivation Penalties (the420times.com)
    May 12, 2011
    CA Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is sponsoring AB 1017 – a bill that would reduce marijuana growing from being a mandatory felony to an optional misdemeanor – and it is making its way to the State House floor. Here is an email alert about the ...
    The 420 Times
  • Proposed fix for Treasure Island development « Butsko Utility Design (butskoutility.com)
    May 12, 2011
    San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim and State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano are set Wednesday to announce a proposal to add 400 affordable housing units to the proposed development on Treasure Island, the Bay Citizen reports. ...
    Butsko Utility Design
  • CA Legislature Looks To Reduce Cultivation Penalties (the420times.com)
    May 12, 2011
    CA Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is sponsoring AB 1017 – a bill that would reduce marijuana growing from being a mandatory felony to an optional misdemeanor – and it is making its way to the State House floor. Here is an email alert about the ...
    The 420 Times
  • San Francisco MTA to Consider Masonic Avenue Pedestrian Accidents (gjel.com)
    May 12, 2011
    City officials including Police Captain Dennis O'Leary, City Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, and District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, have also endorsed the Boulevard plan for Masonic Avenue. ...
    GJEL Accident Attorneys » Blog
  • Appeal by coalition slows start of Treasure Island redevelopment ... (sfexaminer.com)
    May 12, 2011
    Kim said Assemblyman Tom Ammiano hopes to legislate an exception for the project, which currently includes 2000 affordable units. Kim said the affordable housing issue is critical, but not a deal-breaker for a full board vote. ...
    Examiner RSS
  • Big Education Ape: Supporting Schools: Legislator Tells Educators ... (bigeducationape.blogspot.com)
    May 11, 2011
    During a Tuesday afternoon visit to CTA's Camp Inspiration, the Sacramento staging location for Capitol State of Emergency activities, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-SF) tells CTA Board Member Curtis Washington and other Capitol ...
    Big Education Ape
  • Supporting Schools: Legislator Tells Educators SOE is Making a ... (castateofemergency.com)
    May 11, 2011
    During a Tuesday afternoon visit to CTA's Camp Inspiration, the Sacramento staging location for Capitol State of Emergency activities, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano (D-SF) tells CTA Board Member Curtis Washington and other Capitol ...
    State of Emergency
  • CDA awaits word from state to move forward - Barack Obama Videos (barackobamavideos.net)
    May 11, 2011
    Affordable housing targets for the proposed massive redevelopment of Treasure Island could be reignited if Supervisor Jane Kim and state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano can change a state financing law. Kim, along with Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi ...
    Barack Obama Videos
  • Can San Francisco be forced to participate in Secure Communities? (kalwnews.org)
    May 10, 2011
    In late April, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill called the TRUST Act, which would allow counties to opt out of this program. A San Francisco woman names Norma testified at the hearing. ...
    San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
  • Schwarzenegger, wife Shriver announce split | www.bullfax.com (bullfax.com)
    May 10, 2011
    Viewed as a letter, Republican Schwarzenegger's missive to San Francisco assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat, appeared to convey a not-so-hidden message. Movie tax cuts 'help struggling California economy' (AFP) ...
    Bullfax.com - Market News & Analysis
  • Secure Communities: The controversy escalates (informant.kalwnews.org)
    May 10, 2011
    In late April, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano introduced a bill called theTRUST Act, which would allow counties to opt out of this program. A San Francisco woman names Norma testified at the hearing. ...
    The Informant
  • Sacramento Press / Sacramento's release party for "The Times of ... (sacramentopress.com)
    May 10, 2011
    The evening kicks off with an exclusive conversation between Stuart Milk, nephew of LGBT activist Harvey Milk and the founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) on Harvey Milk's impact and ...
    Newest articles on The Sacramento Press
  • Assemblymember Yamada Focuses on Preventing Elder Abuse (eldercarenews.org)
    May 9, 2011
    Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), Chair of the Committee on Aging & Long Term Care and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Chair of the Public Safety Committee held a first of its kind Assembly Joint Hearing to investigate the public ...
    eldercarenews.org
  • BIKE NOPA: Ammiano, Mar, Mirkarimi, Capt. O'Leary Endorse Masonic ... (ibikenopa.blogspot.com)
    May 9, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, and SFPD Captain Denis O'Leary of Park Station have endorsed the Boulevard proposal developed by city staff and community members in a ...
    BIKE NOPA
  • What are things that could be done to help the economy, but bigots ... (redhatgirl.com)
    May 9, 2011
    Pot-Legalization: In California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, wants the state to tax and regulate all pot as it does alcohol. State Board of Equalization chairwoman Betty Yee, a supporter, projects the law would generate ...
    Red Hat Girl : Healthy NewsRed Hat Girl : Healthy News | Red Hat Girl : Healthy News
  • San Francisco County jail won't hold inmates for ICE | Brent Begin ... (sfexaminer.com)
    May 9, 2011
    This week, Illinois announced it will terminate its Secure Communities agreement, and last week a bill authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano that would require the attorney general to allow California counties to opt out of the program ...
    Examiner Crime RSS
  • San Francisco to defy Secure Communities immigration program ... (sfexaminer.com)
    May 8, 2011
    This week, Illinois announced that it will terminate its Secure Communities agreement, and last week an Assemblyman Tom Ammiano bill that would require the attorney general to allow California counties to opt out of the program passed ...
    Examiner Local RSS
  • Obama's Approval Slipping; Legalize Marijuana in CA?; Canada's ... (where-do-i.info)
    May 8, 2011
    •Democratic State Assembly member Tom Ammiano introduced legislation last month that would legalize pot and allow the state to regulate and tax its sale •Could pump billions into the economy •*I think itll take a lot more than that to ...
    Where DO I:Forex,Jobs,Trading;News
  • Santa Cruz City Council to weigh 3-year goals, support for opting ... (santacruzsentinel.com)
    May 8, 2011
    The opt-out legislation, proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would allow local jurisdictions to decide whether to participate and limit compliance with detention requests that can lead to deportation. ...
    local and top display groups
  • Santa Cruz City Council to weigh 3-year goals, support for opting ... (santacruzsentinel.com)
    May 8, 2011
    The opt-out legislation, proposed by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, would allow local jurisdictions to decide whether to participate and limit compliance with detention requests that can lead to deportation. ...
    local and top display groups
  • California's Renters' Right to Redemption Bill Moves Forward ... (sierravoices.com)
    May 7, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D- San Francisco) has authored AB 265 to address such unfair evictions. His bill cleared a major hurdle last week when it passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee despite an intensive lobbying effort by ...
    Sierra Voices
  • San Francisco Will Defy 'Secure Communities' Immigration Plan ... (proseanswer.com)
    May 7, 2011
    This week, Illinois announced that it will terminate its Secure Communities agreement, and last week an Assemblyman Tom Ammiano bill that would require the attorney general to allow California counties to opt out of the program passed ...
    Ask Legal Questions, Get Legal Answers, Free Online Legal Advice
  • Federale: Just Following ICE's Example (federaleagent86.blogspot.com)
    May 7, 2011
    This week, Illinois announced it will terminate its Secure Communities agreement, and last week a bill authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano that would require the attorney general to allow California counties to opt out of the program ...
    Federale
  • Hispanic Caucus calls on Obama to freeze controversial immigration ... (altopolimigra.com)
    May 6, 2011
    Like the backers of the California bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Illinois officials believe their agreement – which contains similar termination and modification clauses – is a binding contract and that ...
    Turning the Tide
  • Renters' Right to Redemption Bill Moves Forward | California ... (californiaprogressreport.com)
    May 6, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D- San Francisco) has authored AB 265 to address such unfair evictions. His bill cleared a major hurdle last week when it passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee despite an intensive lobbying effort by ...
    California Progress Report
  • San Francisco County jail won't hold inmates for ICE - San Diego ... (immigrantsandiego.org)
    May 6, 2011
    This week, Illinois announced it will terminate its Secure Communities agreement, and last week a bill authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano that would require the attorney general to allow California counties to opt out of the program ...
    San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
  • Federale: Illegal Aliens Not ICE's Priority (federaleagent86.blogspot.com)
    May 5, 2011
    This is why I testified in support of the TRUST Act (AB1081, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco) in Sacramento last week. This legislation would allow local jurisdictions to choose to not participate in Secure ...
    Federale
  • 5/1 – SFGate – Secure Communities destroys public trust « GIRRC ... (girrc.wordpress.com)
    May 4, 2011
    This is why I testified in support of the TRUST Act (AB1081, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco) in Sacramento last week. This legislation would allow local jurisdictions to choose to not participate in Secure ...
    GIRRC - Georgia Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition
  • Will California's New Tenant-Protection Bill Harm Landlords? | E ... (news.e-renter.com)
    May 4, 2011
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    E-Renter News
  • May Dates with Alice (alicebtoklas.org)
    May 4, 2011
    Posted in: Events, UpdatesTags: Dates with Alice, Dyke March, Election, Harvey Milk, LGBT, LGBT Community, Mark Leno, Tom Ammiano · Share. Assembly Member Tom Ammiano Fundraiser Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011. Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm ...
    Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
  • High On Proposition 19, Tom Ammiano Gets Regulation Bill Ready (mmjcard.net)
    May 4, 2011
    State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is so high (pun just in fun) on the chances of Proposition 19 passing in next month's general election, legalizing adult marijuana use, that he's already trying to get the state ready for oversight.
    mmjcard.net
  • Sex Offender Research: Issues, News and Recidivism: Sex offenders ... (sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com)
    May 4, 2011
    ... more bang for your buck, but you'll also have more effective law enforcement around the perpetrators that are the most egregious and do the horrible things that keep us up at night," Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, said. ...
    Sex Offender Research: Issues, News and Recidivism
  • Supreme Court rejects appeal challenging SF anti-Catholic ... (catholicnewsagency.com)
    May 4, 2011
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    CNA Daily News
  • Secure Communities destroys public trust - San Diego Immigrant ... (immigrantsandiego.org)
    May 2, 2011
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    San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium
  • The Out4Immigration Blog: Out4Immigration Prominently Featured at ... (out4immigration.blogspot.com)
    May 1, 2011
    ... the press conference by San Francisco Board of Supervisor President David Chiu, Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos, as well as representatives from the offices of Assemblyman Tom Ammiano and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. ...
    The Out4Immigration Blog
  • California may let locals opt out of immigration checks ... (contracostatimes.com)
    May 1, 2011
    "It clearly is not the worst of the worst (being caught) and we're simply using it as a de facto immigration policy," said Quintin Mecke, a spokesman for Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the bill's sponsor. ...
    News
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    Apr 30, 2011
    "It clearly is not the worst of the worst (being caught) and we're simply using it as a de facto immigration policy," said Quintin Mecke, a spokesman for Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the bill's sponsor. ...
    SunHerald.com: Nation Wire
  • San Francisco Sanctuary Champion Sheriff Michael Hennessey to ... (caps-blog.org)
    Apr 30, 2011
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    Californians for Population Stabilization
  • Napolitano Calls DHS's Secure Communities Deceit a ... (simplesitetutorials.org)
    Apr 29, 2011
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    simplesitetutorials.org
  • Another Reason California's in the Crapper: Tom Ammiano. (gadblog.srcar.org)
    Apr 29, 2011
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    SRCAR GAD
  • Nicholas Carlisle: 'Every school should have an anti-bullying policy' (bartowparentsagainstbullying.org)
    Apr 29, 2011
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    Bartow Parents Against Bullying
  • A Path with Heart: Secure Communities, Deeply Rotten | hispanicLA.com (hispanicla.com)
    Apr 29, 2011
    There's something deeply rotten with SCOMM, and I applaud Assembly member Tom Ammiano for trying to pass a bill to make this program optional rather than mandatory for California's cities. Digg · Facebook · Mixx · Google Bookmarks ...
    hispanicla.com
  • Napolitano Calls DHS's Secure Communities Deceit a ... (colorlines.com)
    Apr 28, 2011
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    Colorlines
  • CA Dems to Feds: Hands Off Our Immigrants | Mother Jones (motherjones.com)
    Apr 27, 2011
    AB1081, sponsored by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and referred to as the TRUST Act, sailed through a Public Safety Committee hearing on Tuesday. If passed into law, it will require counties to officially agree to opt ...
    mojo Articles | Mother Jones
  • State Senator Mark Leno and Assembly Member Tom Ammiano are not ... (sfresidence.com)
    Apr 27, 2011
    The other regards Assembly Member Tom Ammiano's AB 265 which would increase the period of time a defaulting tenant has to pay rent or quit from three to 14 days.) Assembly Member Tom Ammiano's AB 265. Dear Assembly Member ______: ...
    San Francisco Real Estate Blog
  • California Backlash Against S-Com Moves Up the Food Chain ... (hyphenatedrepublic.wordpress.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced a bill that would modify California counties' ICE agreements so that only the fingerprints of people who've been convicted of felonies would be cross-checked with immigration databases. ...
    Hyphenated-Republic
  • What is the TRUST Act? The bill that would make Secure Communities ... (multiamerican.scpr.org)
    Apr 26, 2011
    From the text of AB 1081, introduced earlier this year by Assembly member Tom Ammiano, a Bay Area Democrat, and amended two weeks ago: Existing law, setting forth the findings and declarations of the. Legislature, provides that all ...
    Multi-American
  • Noticias Recientes-Recent news: Google Alert - "immigration reform" (mxacnews.blogspot.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
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    Noticias Recientes-Recent news
  • Calif. bill on immigration opt-out advances | Bakersfield Now ... (bakersfieldnow.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    The proposal by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is supported by immigrant advocates and San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey who say immigrants shouldn't fear getting deported when they report crime. ...
    KBAK - Local & Regional News
  • Calif. bill on immigration opt out advances | Recordnet.com (recordnet.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    The proposal by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is supported by immigrant advocates and San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey who say immigrants shouldn't fear getting deported when they report crime. ...
    Recordnet Latest Headlines
  • Bill Allowing Communities To Opt Out Of Immigration Check Moves ... (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    The proposal by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is supported by immigrant advocates and San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey who say immigrants shouldn't fear getting deported when they report crime. ...
    CBS Los Angeles
  • Janet Napolitano Defends Secure Communities Deportation Program (huffingtonget.com)
    Apr 26, 2011
    The bill is sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat who represents part of San Francisco. Chris Newman of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, part of the Uncover the Truth effort against Secure Communities, praised the ...
    The Huffington Post | Full News Feed
  • Secure Communities opt-out bill advances | The Informant (informant.kalwnews.org)
    Apr 26, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. This morning, a law that would allow California localities to decide whether or not to participate in a controversial immigration enforcement program passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee by a four-two ...
    The Informant
  • ICE Raid Report: Noncriminals swept up in federal deportation ... (raidreport.blogspot.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) to be heard in committee Tuesday would require California to modify its agreement with ICE so that only fingerprints of convicted felons are run through the immigration ...
    ICE Raid Report
  • California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities - COLORLINES (colorlines.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano have serious questions about the program's merits.
    Colorlines
  • San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey to testify on Secure ... (sfexaminer.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    Sheriff Michael Hennessey will be among several speakers in Sacramento on Tuesday to support a bill by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano that would allow local governments to opt out of a controversial federal program that helps identify illegal ...
    Examiner RSS
  • Noncriminals swept up in federal deportation program | MarioWire (mariowire.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) to be heard in committee Tuesday would require California to modify its agreement with ICE so that only fingerprints of convicted felons are run through the immigration ...
    MarioWire » MarioWire
  • Protesters Rally In San Francisco, Sacramento Against Immigration ... (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is trying to pass a bill that would let California's counties opt out of the Secure Community program, even though ICE officials say that's not legal. Ammiano district director Kimberly Alvarenga said ultimately ...
    CBS San Francisco
  • California Lawmakers Push Back Against Secure Communities - COLORLINES (colorlines.com)
    Apr 25, 2011
    Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Assemblyman Tom Ammiano have serious questions about the program's merits.
    Colorlines
  • State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program ... (theimmigrationlawjournal.wordpress.com)
    Apr 22, 2011
    The California bill, called the TRUST Act, was introduced by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. He represents San Francisco, one of the counties that attempted to opt-out of Secure Communities. San Francisco is officially a “sanctuary city ...
    The Immigration Law Journal
  • Let's give thanks this Easter … |Become BullyWise – Bullying Tips ... (bullywise.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    This comes just after State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's bill, AB9, also known as Seth's Law, the anti-bullying protection law. Needless to say, I brought up these legislative bills in my remarks to more than 400 GLBT activists/fundraisers ...
    Become bullywise - Bullying Tips and News
  • Seth's Law Passes Legislative Committee (queervisalia.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    The bill was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and co-sponsored by a coalition of organizations advancing LGBT equality and justice, including Equality California, the ACLU's California Affiliates, the National Center for Lesbian ...
    Queer Visalia
  • Group hears about bullying law | Davis Enterprise (davisenterprise.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    Wendy Hill, a member of state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's staff, will speak about his recently introduced AB 9 about bullying prevention and response. This bill promotes a civil and safe educational environment for all students in ...
    Davis Enterprise
  • Battle Over "Secure Communities" | San Gabriel Personal Injury ... (law888.com)
    Apr 21, 2011
    Proposed by California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, AB1081 will make the Secure Communities program optional for each of California's 58 counties. Once the program is made optional, counties who wish to participate will implement the ...
    San Gabriel Personal Injury Attorney
  • State Lawmakers Push Back Against Immigration Enforcement Program ... (maxinity.info)
    Apr 21, 2011
    The California bill, called the TRUST Act, was introduced by state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. He represents San Francisco, one of the counties that attempted to opt-out of Secure Communities. San Francisco is officially a “sanctuary city ...
    maxinity.info
  • We Thought You Would Never Ask | CitiReport (citireport.com)
    Apr 20, 2011
    While Assemblyman Tom Ammiano actually has a background in addressing police issues, including discipline, his brand of progressive politics isn't received with enthusiasm by the current Board. Cancel reply. Leave a Comment ...
    CitiReport
  • Avalos Candidacy Shakes Up Mayor's Race | Fog City Journal (fogcityjournal.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    Though it is early to have locked in official endorsements, Avalos said he expects to be endorsed by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Supervisors Eric Mar and David Campos, former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin and former ...
    Fog City Journal
  • ICE Raid Report: REGION: Jail screening program under fire (North ... (raidreport.blogspot.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, who wrote the proposed opt-out legislation, Assembly Bill 1081, said the program needs to be more flexible. Federal officials say participation is not optional. San Diego County was one of the ...
    ICE Raid Report
  • Daly City Jobs | Avalos Candidacy Shakes Up Mayor's Race – Fog ... (dalycityjobs.net)
    Apr 19, 2011
    Fog City JournalAvalos Candidacy Shakes Up Mayor's RaceFog City JournalThough it is early to have locked in official endorsements, Avalos said he expects to be endorsed by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Supervisors Eric Mar and David ...
    Daly City Jobs
  • Sweet Melissa : Ammiano moves to cap Charter schools (thesweetmelissa.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) serves on the Assembly Committee on Education, which makes sense because he is a former public school teacher and served as President of the San Francisco Board of Education. ...
    Sweet Melissa
  • California County News: Santa Cruz County Passes Resolution to ... (californiacitynews.typepad.com)
    Apr 19, 2011
    We relayed recently that Assemblymember Tom Ammiano had introduced AB 1081, which would allow local governments to have greater control when it comes to opting out of the Secure Communities immigration program, In addition, ...
    California County News
  • California Lawmakers Advance Anti-Bullying Bill Named for Boy Who ... (news.nick.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    “Students should be able to identify anti-bullying policies and know exactly who to go to,” Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano said in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle. Ammiano is a former teacher who introduced the ...
    Nick News | Linda Ellerbee | Nick.com
  • ICE Raid Report: Santa Cruz County rollout of Secure Communities ... (raidreport.blogspot.com)
    Apr 18, 2011
    In Sacramento, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, is pushing a bill to allow counties to opt out of the program and force ICE to report more information about who is being deported. New York's Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School is ...
    ICE Raid Report
  • Ocean Tomo Celebrates New Houston Office with Unique Tech Talk ... (fictionplay.com)
    Apr 17, 2011
    Commentary: By Assemblymember Tom Ammiano As California faces a severe fiscal crisis at the state and local degree, my Republican colleagues in the Legislature have advised a array of “solutions” for California's finances crisis like ...
    Fictionplay
  • It's Time to Close the Corporate Loopholes in Prop 13 | La Prensa ... (laprensa-sandiego.org)
    Apr 15, 2011
    Commentary: By Assemblymember Tom Ammiano As California faces a severe fiscal crisis at the state and local level, my Republican colleagues in the.
    La Prensa San Diego
  • California County News: Bill Would Allow Counties to Opt Out of ... (californiacitynews.typepad.com)
    Apr 15, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano has introduced AB 1081, which would allow local governments to have greater control when it comes to opting out of the system, as well as providing protections and guidelines for locals that are a part of the ...
    California County News
  • Marijuana & Federalism:Prop. 19 Legal Issues (2) | 420forAll.com (420forall.com)
    Apr 15, 2011
    19 Legal Issues Forum San Francisco, CA August 6, 2010 Hosted by the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, www.vcl.org Speakers: * Sheriff Thomas D. Allman – Mendocino County Sheriff * Tom AmmianoAssemblymember, 13th District, ...
    420forAll.com
  • Eviction Process | 1Evictions – California Eviction Lawyers (1evictions.com)
    Apr 15, 2011
    A San Francisco assemblymember has backed off on an idea to give renters a longer grace period to pay rent before Eviction amid strong opposition from landlords in San Diego and across the state. Democrat Tom Ammiano has removed … ...
    1Evictions - California Eviction Lawyers
  • E-mails illustrate 'disarray,' confusion over Secure Communities ... (multiamerican.scpr.org)
    Apr 15, 2011
    Sponsored by Assembly member Tom Ammiano, a Democrat from San Francisco, the proposal would remove California counties from the program temporarily, then allow them to rejoin if desired. Multi-American's sister NPR Argo blog The ...
    Multi-American
  • Bay Area Reporter Weblogs » Bills aimed at helping LGBT youth ... (ebar.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    Openly gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) is the lead author of the bill. Backing it are a coalition of LGBT organizations, including Equality California, the ACLU's California Affiliates, the National Center for Lesbian ...
    Bay Area Reporter Weblogs
  • Seth's Law Passes Key California Legislative Committee « NCLR Blog ... (nclrights.wordpress.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    The bill was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and co-sponsored by a coalition of organizations advancing LGBT equality and justice, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, the ACLU's California ...
    NCLR Blog: Out for Justice
  • Seth's Law Passes Key California Legislative Committee « NCLR Blog ... (nclrights.wordpress.com)
    Apr 14, 2011
    The bill was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and co-sponsored by a coalition of organizations advancing LGBT equality and justice, including the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, the ACLU's California ...
    NCLR Blog: Out for Justice
  • Bill would allow opt out of immigration fingerprint checks ... (californiawatch.org)
    Apr 13, 2011
    The legislation – sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco – would remove all counties from the federal immigration effort, at least temporarily. Officials in each county would have to approve a new resolution to rejoin ...
    Untitled
  • Bill would allow opt out of immigration fingerprint checks (yubanet.com)
    Apr 13, 2011
    The legislation – sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco – would remove all counties from the federal immigration effort, at least temporarily. Officials in each county would have to approve a new resolution to rejoin ...
    YubaNet.com
  • Press Release: Seth's Law Passes Key Legislative Committee | Gay ... (gsanetwork.org)
    Apr 13, 2011
    415-552-4229. Seth's Law Passes Key Legislative Committee AB 9, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and co-sponsored by LGBT equality organizations, seeks to create a safer school environment for California students ...
    GSA Network News
  • Seth Walsh's Mother to Testify in Support of “Seth's Law” | Gay ... (gsanetwork.org)
    Apr 13, 2011
    Quintin Mecke, Office of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano Phone: 415-557-3013. Quintin.Mecke@asm.ca.gov. Jackie Downing, Gay-Straight Alliance Network Phone:415-552-4229. Jackie@gsanetwork.org. Rebecca Farmer, ACLU Phone: 415-621-2493 ...
    GSA Network News
  • Press Release: Seth's Law Passes Key Legislative Committee | Gay ... (gsanetwork.org)
    Apr 13, 2011
    415-552-4229. Seth's Law Passes Key Legislative Committee AB 9, authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and co-sponsored by LGBT equality organizations, seeks to create a safer school environment for California students ...
    GSA Network News
  • Seth Walsh's Mother to Testify in Support of “Seth's Law” | Gay ... (gsanetwork.org)
    Apr 13, 2011
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    GSA Network News
  • STATE: Bill to stiffen penalty for battery on officer fails - PE ... (blogs.pe.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the committee's chairman, called Joe Bonaminio's presence at the hearing "very, very compelling." But Ammiano said he had "very serious concerns" about Jeffries' bill effect on California's prison population and ...
    PE.com - Daily News Digest
  • Marijuana & Federalism:Prop. 19 Legal Issues (6) Tom Ammiano | My ... (mymarijuanameds.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    19 Legal Issues Forum San Francisco, CA August 6, 2010 Hosted by the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, www.vcl.org Speakers: * Sheriff Thomas D. Allman – Mendocino County Sheriff * Tom AmmianoAssemblymember, 13th District, ...
    My Marijuana Meds
  • AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Raleigh ... (socialmarketinghub.com)
    Apr 12, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano says that statewide support is building for AB 1081 (the TRUST Act), which would give local governments the right to opt-out of the controversial Secure Communities program. ...
    socialmarketinghub.com
  • Marijuana & Federalism:Prop. 19 Legal Issues (8) Joe Elford | Cape ... (lawyercapecod.com)
    Apr 11, 2011
    19 Legal Issues Forum San Francisco, CA August 6, 2010 Hosted by the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, www.vcl.org Speakers: * Sheriff Thomas D. Allman – Mendocino County Sheriff * Tom AmmianoAssemblymember, 13th District, ...
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  • MPP's Bruce Mirken Defends Sensible Marijuana Regulation on ABC ... (newstop.org)
    Apr 11, 2011
    MPP's Bruce Mirken and California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano discuss how taxation and regulation of California's marijuana industry could help alleviate the state's budget problems. Ammiano's bill, AB390, would treat marijuana like alcohol ...
    News Top Engine
  • Eviction Process | 1Evictions – California Eviction Lawyers (1evictions.com)
    Apr 11, 2011
    A San Francisco assemblymember has backed off on an idea to give renters a longer grace period to pay rent before Eviction amid strong opposition from landlords in San Diego and across the state. Democrat Tom Ammiano has removed … ...
    1Evictions - California Eviction Lawyers
  • Bill by San Francisco lawmaker Tom Ammiano targets bullying ... (sfexaminer.com)
    Apr 10, 2011
    State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, introduced a bill targeting school bullying. AB 9,known as “Seth's Law,” requires schools to update anti-harassment and -discrimination policies and actively educate staff and students on ...
    Examiner AP RSS
  • Eviction | 1Evictions – California Eviction Lawyers (1evictions.com)
    Apr 9, 2011
    A San Francisco assemblymember has backed off on an idea to give renters a longer grace period to pay rent before Eviction amid strong opposition from landlords in San Diego and across the state. Democrat Tom Ammiano has removed … ...
    1Evictions - California Eviction Lawyers
  • AM1440 - The Information Station : Local Starts Here. - Hospitals ... (am1440.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    Democratic Assemblyman William Monning of Monterey said the bill would grant extensions based on the hospitals' structural integrity, construction budget to meet safety requirements and other criteria. But Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, ...
    AM1440 - The Information Station : Local Starts Here.
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    Apr 8, 2011
    19 Legal Issues Forum San Francisco, CA August 6, 2010 Hosted by the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, www.vcl.org Speakers: * Sheriff Thomas D. Allman – Mendocino County Sheriff * Tom AmmianoAssemblymember, 13th District, ...
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  • It's Time to Close the Corporate Loopholes in Prop 13 | California ... (californiaprogressreport.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    By Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. As California faces a severe fiscal crisis at the state and local level, my Republican colleagues in the Legislature have suggested a range of “solutions” for California's budget crisis including ...
    California Progress Report
  • Assembly OKs bill on hospitals' seismic upgrades | Bakersfield Now ... (bakersfieldnow.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    But Tom Ammiano, one of three Assembly members who voted against the bill, said Japan's tragedy should make Californians think more carefully about their tectonic stability. "I hope that in the future, we can have further talks about ...
    KBAK - Local & Regional News
  • SPLIT ROLL BILL BACK AGAIN – THE TARGET IS YOU! | California ... (cbpa.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has once again introduced legislation meant to “nuke” property protections under Proposition 13 and create a path to a Split Roll property tax in California. ...
    California Business Properties Association
  • BOMA San Francisco Government Affairs & Industry News for ... (bomasanfrancisco.blogspot.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    Our tireless BOMA California advocates in Sacramento have been watching Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's (D-San Francisco) legislation, AB 448, targeting property protections under Proposition 13 and create a path to a Split Roll property ...
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  • SANTA CRUZ COUNTY Jail California | County Prison Help (countyprisonhelp.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    Sacramento Assemblymember Tom Ammiano D- San Francisco announced today that AB 1081 the TRUST Act has won the backing of three legislative co-sponsors and over 50 organizations and local officials, with Santa Cruz County weighing in ...
    County Prison Help
  • Tom Ammiano tries to block Secure Communities in California; will ... (24ahead.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    California state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano [1] has introduced a bill [2] that seeks to hamper the Department of Homeland Security's Secure Communities program in California. That program is Janet Napolitano's answer to 287g: those who are ...
    24Ahead
  • It's Time to Close the Corporate Loopholes in Prop 13 | State Politics (state-politics.com)
    Apr 8, 2011
    By Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. As California faces a severe fiscal crisis at the state and local level, my Republican colleagues in the Legislature have suggested a range of “solutions” for California's budget crisis including ...
    State Politics
  • Cuentos Inmigrantes: April 7, 2011 | San Francisco Bay Area News ... (kalwnews.org)
    Apr 7, 2011
    A delegation of more than 50 people from Bay Area immigrant rights organizations and their allies visited Sacramento Monday to support AB1081, a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). ...
    San Francisco Bay Area News - Crosscurrents from KALW
  • Assembly committee OKs 7-year quake safety extension for hospitals ... (californiawatch.org)
    Apr 6, 2011
    During yesterday's committee hearing, the lone voices of opposition to the bill were Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and California Nurses Association legislative advocate Stephanie Roberson. Ammiano called the bill ...
    California Watch - All Content
  • Sac State Government 180: California Watch: Hospital Quake Safety ... (government180.blogspot.com)
    Apr 6, 2011
    During yesterday's committee hearing, the lone voices of opposition to the bill were Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and California Nurses Association legislative advocate Stephanie Roberson. Ammiano called the bill ...
    Sac State Government 180
  • Bay Area Students Ask For More Protection Against Anti-Gay ... (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    A bill from San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano would require schools to have updated anti-LGBT harassment and discrimination policies. San Francisco State Senator Mark Leno has also introduced a bill that would require social science ...
    CBS San Francisco
  • Marijuana & Federalism:Prop. 19 Legal Issues (5) | Legal Michigan ... (legalmichiganmarijuana.com)
    Apr 5, 2011
    19 Legal Issues Forum San Francisco, CA August 6, 2010 Hosted by the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, www.vcl.org Speakers: * Sheriff Thomas D. Allman – Mendocino County Sheriff * Tom AmmianoAssemblymember, 13th District, ...
    Legal Michigan Marijuana Collective
  • Admission Fee Protest at Strybing Arboretum: A Large Crowd ... (sfcitizen.com)
    Apr 3, 2011
    Quintin Mecke was on hand representing Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's office and somebody else spoke for Supervisor John Avalos. Noticed Aaron Peskin in the audience as well. All the while, there was absolutely nobody on or near the Main ...
    San Francisco Citizen
  • Domestic Workers Need Your Support | FIL-AM AKO (filamako.com)
    Apr 2, 2011
    Fax or e-mail your organization's support letter to Misa Yokoi-Shelton, Legislative Aide to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, at 916-319-2113 or Misa.Yokoi-Shelton@asm.ca.gov by April 5th. JOIN THE DOMESTIC WORKERS COALITION IN SACRAMENTO on ...
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  • On Domestic Workers' Day, A Call to Action : Ms Magazine Blog (msmagazine.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    Introduced by state assembly member Tom Ammiano in February, the bill would grant the basic rights afforded most other workers–paid overtime, workers' compensation–to domestic workers. Such workers, who are overwhelmingly immigrant ...
    Ms Magazine Blog
  • Schwarzenegger unveils 'The Governator' | www.bullfax.com (bullfax.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    Viewed as a letter, Republican Schwarzenegger's missive to San Francisco assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a Democrat, appeared to convey a not-so-hidden message. The Governator Strikes: Another Warning About Municipal Bonds ...
    Bullfax.com - Market News & Analysis
  • Hundreds of Bay Area Deportees Had No Criminal Record - NAM EthnoBlog (ethnoblog.newamericamedia.org)
    Mar 31, 2011
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has introduced a bill, AB 1081, that would modify Secure Communities in California to make it an opt-in program. According to Ammiano, this would improve the program by "honoring localities' ...
    NAM EthnoBlog
  • Domestic Workers Call for Protections - NAM EthnoBlog (ethnoblog.newamericamedia.org)
    Mar 31, 2011
    Their demonstration comes on the heels of AB 889, a bill recently drafted by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco). The bill was introduced in the state Legislature in February, and hearings are scheduled for April. ...
    NAM EthnoBlog
  • California County News: Documents Reveal Feds Pushed Reluctant ... (californiacitynews.typepad.com)
    Mar 31, 2011
    While we have relayed previously that all California counties are now a part of Secure Communities, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano has introduced AB 1081, which would allow local governments to have greater control when it comes to opting ...
    California County News
  • California Domestic Workers Rally for the Right to Sleep, Eat ... (news.change.org)
    Mar 31, 2011
    This shouldn't be an accepted job hazard, but currently workers have no legal recourse when such violations occur, another deficiency the bill of rights introduced by CA assembly member Tom Ammiano would address. ...
    Change.org News / Women's Rights
  • San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium: SFCCC 29th Anniversary ... (blog.sfccc.org)
    Mar 30, 2011
    This year the Honoree was California State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. The Assemblymember is one of the co-founders of Healthy San Francisco. He created the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance that ...
    San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
  • “Don't Filter Me”: U.S. Students Respond to ACLU's Invitation to ... (news.lavenderliberal.com)
    Mar 29, 2011
    California: “Seth's Law” Proposed to Make Safer School Environment for Students Assemblymember Ammiano and LGBT Equality Organizations Co-Sponsor AB 9 SACRAMENTO, CA, March 14, 2011 — Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will ...
    Lavender Newswire
  • LGBT “Story Projects” Among Recipients of California Council for ... (news.lavenderliberal.com)
    Mar 29, 2011
    California: “Seth's Law” Proposed to Make Safer School Environment for Students Assemblymember Ammiano and LGBT Equality Organizations Co-Sponsor AB 9 SACRAMENTO, CA, March 14, 2011 — Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will ...
    Lavender Newswire
  • Can Marijuana Help Rescue California's Economy? Your thoughts ... (caliweedreview.com)
    Mar 28, 2011
    Democratic State Assembly member Tom Ammiano thinks so. Ammiano introduced legislation last month that would legalize pot and allow the state to regulate and tax its sale – a move that could mean billions for the cash-strapped state. ...
    Medical Marijuana Review
  • Good news, California | ganqing (ganqing.info)
    Mar 27, 2011
    Good news, California. This was geted on Reddit. Google Tom Ammiano for more details and a source. The story SF Weekly broke on friday is true: Assemblyman.
    ganqing
  • High On Proposition 19, Tom Ammiano Gets Regulation Bill Ready (mmjcard.net)
    Mar 26, 2011
    State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano is so high (pun just in fun) on the chances of Proposition 19 passing in next month's general election, legalizing adult marijuana use, that he's already trying to get the state ready for oversight.
    mmjcard.net
  • Assembly bill would reduce penalty on some grows « WEST COAST LEAF (westcoastleaf.com)
    Mar 20, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano introduced AB 1017, sponsored by Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster, to change Health and Safety Code section 11358 cultivation from a mandatory felony penalty to an alternate felony or ...
    WEST COAST LEAF
  • Please sign on and forward: Support letters needed for S-Comm bill ... (mxacnews.blogspot.com)
    Mar 18, 2011
    Via Fax: (916) 319-2113. Office of Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. State Capitol. PO Box 942849. Sacramento, CA 94249-0013. RE: SUPPORT for AB 1081 (Ammiano). Dear Assemblymember Ammiano: On behalf of ...
    Noticias Recientes-Recent news
  • San Francisco Sentinel » Blog Archives » Ammiano introduces anti ... (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    Mar 15, 2011
    SACRAMENTO - Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) will introduce a comprehensive bill that tackles school bullying by providing California schools with specific tools to prevent and address the pervasive ...
    San Francisco Sentinel
  • California: “Seth's Law” Proposed to Make Safer School Environment ... (news.lavenderliberal.com)
    Mar 15, 2011
    SACRAMENTO, CA, March 14, 2011 — Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will introduce a comprehensive bill that tackles school bullying by providing California schools with specific tools to prevent and address the pervasive ...
    Lavender Newswire
  • Proposed anti-bullying law named for Kern County boy | Bakersfield ... (bakersfieldnow.com)
    Mar 15, 2011
    San Francisco Democratic Assembly member Tom Ammiano is planning to introduce an anti-bullying law named after a Kern County teen.
    KBAK - Local & Regional News
  • OUTview Online: California Assemblyman introduces anti-bullying ... (outviewonline.com)
    Mar 15, 2011
    Monday, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) introduced a comprehensive bill that tackles school bullying by providing California schools with specific tools to prevent and address the pervasive problem in order to ...
    OUTview Online
  • “Seth's Law” Proposed to Make a Safer School Environment for ... (spectrumlgbtcenter.blogspot.com)
    Mar 14, 2011
    March 14 - Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will introduce a comprehensive bill that tackles school bullying by providing California schools with specific tools to prevent and address the pervasive problem in order to create ...
    Spectrum LGBT Center News and Action Alerts
  • Ammiano introduces anti-bullying 'Seth's Law' to make safer school ... (sanfranciscosentinel.com)
    Mar 14, 2011
    SACRAMENTO - Today, California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) will introduce a comprehensive bill that tackles school bullying by providing California schools with specific tools to prevent and address the pervasive ...
    San Francisco Sentinel
  • San Francisco fast becoming a place NOT to own rental property (sfresidence.com)
    Mar 9, 2011
    Now former supervisor now Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants to extend the 3 day pay rent or quit to 14 days. Do property owners really think their representatives have their best interests at heart? Here we have a perfect example of ...
    San Francisco Real Estate Blog
  • Crowd Rallies This Weekend for Domestic Workers Bill of Rights ... (jornaleronews.ndlon.org)
    Mar 9, 2011
    Introduced by California assembly member Tom Ammiano last month, the bill would provide basic job protections for nannies, caregivers and housekeepers, regardless of immigration status. Historically, domestic workers have not been ...
    Jornalero News
  • AMMIANO INTRODUCES BILL TO CREATE TIERED REGISTRATION FOR SEX ... (prisonmovement.wordpress.com)
    Feb 23, 2011
    Sacramento – Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill, AB 625, to create a Tiered Registration system for sex offenders in California. The bill is based on the recommendations of the California Sex Offender ...
    Prisonmovement's Weblog
  • Quintin Mecke Defends Tom Ammiano's Car Perk in The Wall: San ... (abledartsbathroomwall.yuku.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    Quintin Mecke, one of the many aides of Assembly Member Tom Ammiano, has defended his boss's use of a state-issued car, despite the decision of Assembly Member Fiona Ma to decline to do so, to save the state money. ...
    The Wall: San Francisco Politics, Policy, & Government
  • Tom Ammiano & the Cannabis Capitalists in The Wall: San Francisco ... (abledartsbathroomwall.yuku.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    At the same time, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano has started making noises about the need to change state law on the subject of medical marijuana. Ammiano says more uniform standards are needed. He's certainly right on that point. ...
    The Wall: San Francisco Politics, Policy, & Government
  • Quintin Mecke Defends Tom Ammiano's Car Perk in The Wall: San ... (abledartsbathroomwall.yuku.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    Quintin Mecke, one of the many aides of Assembly Member Tom Ammiano, has defended his boss's use of a state-issued car, despite the decision of Assembly Member Fiona Ma to decline to do so, to save the state money. ...
    The Wall: San Francisco Politics, Policy, & Government
  • Tom Ammiano & the Cannabis Capitalists in The Wall: San Francisco ... (abledartsbathroomwall.yuku.com)
    Feb 16, 2011
    At the same time, Assembly Member Tom Ammiano has started making noises about the need to change state law on the subject of medical marijuana. Ammiano says more uniform standards are needed. He's certainly right on that point. ...
    The Wall: San Francisco Politics, Policy, & Government
  • Supervisor Mirkarimi's Safety Town Hall Meeting | Mo'Magic (momagic.org)
    Feb 8, 2011
    ... Henry Alvarez, Director of Housing Authority; Representatives from Assembly Member Tom Ammiano's Office; Child Protective Services; Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's Office. Be there to discuss the latest safety issues and solutions. ...
    Mo'Magic
  • CA Assemblymember to Introduce Criminal Justice Reform Bills ... (forensicmag.com)
    Jan 31, 2011
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will introduce two bills to improve California's criminal justice system. The first would create a statewide forensic oversight body that would craft uniform procedures and standards for crime labs.
    Forensic Magazine RSS Feeds
  • Sex Offender Issues: CA - Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Questions ... (sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com)
    Jan 24, 2011
    No two sex offenders are the same, which is why Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants California to consider a tiered system to categorize those who break the state's sex laws. As he points out, there is a gradation of offenses. ...
    Sex Offender Issues
  • Watch: Harvey Milk Pal and CA Assemblyman Tom Ammiano Talks 'DADT ... (towleroad.com)
    Dec 20, 2010
    Gay California Assemblyman Tom Ammiano appeared on CBS5 in San Francisco to discuss the repeal of 'DADT' and the progress of the lgbt civil rights movement since Harvey Milk's time. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP. ...
    Towleroad News #gay
  • The Battle for St. Luke's, Summarized – Mission Loc@l : News From ... (missionlocal.org)
    Dec 16, 2010
    The meeting went something like this: Opponents of the medical center's development plans spoke in front of a panel of local civic leaders like California assembly member Tom Ammiano, SFUSD Comissioner Sandra Lee Fewer, former Sierra ...
    Mission Loc@l
  • Tom Ammiano Makes It Official: He Won't Be Next Mayor - San ... (blogs.sfweekly.com)
    Dec 7, 2010
    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano told SF Weekly, in no uncertain terms, he doesn't want to be the next damn mayor....
    The Snitch
  • Prop 8 Trial Tracker » VIDEO: Harvey Milk was assassinated 32 ... (prop8trialtracker.com)
    Nov 27, 2010
    Tom Ammiano, State Assembly member. Whether you're able to attend or not, watch the “You've got to give 'em HOPE” video of one of Harvey's most famous speeches. This speech was the “It Gets Better” of its time. ...
    Prop 8 Trial Tracker
  • California State Senate Passes Bill Protecting LGBT Prisoners - RENWL (renwl.org)
    Aug 25, 2010
    Sponsored by Equality California and introduced by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the bill is designed to prevent violence against LGBT people in the state prison system. “Too often, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...
    RENWLs Daily Posts!
  • State Assembly member Tom Ammiano New Chair of LGBT Caucus ... (lezgetreal.com)
    Mar 20, 2010
    Congratulations Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, new chair of LGBT Caucus . Equality California has 's extend a warm welcome to Tom Ammiano, who was elected to serve as Chair of the state legislature's LGBT Caucus. He takes over for Sen. ...
    Lez Get Real
  • California In Financial Hardship: Turns to Drugs | Tax Rascal (taxrascal.com)
    Feb 8, 2010
    Calderon was careful to note that the proposal would not legalize the sale of marijuana (that proposal was introduced by Tom Ammiano, and died a legislation timeline death but should be reintroduced in the next several days). ...
    Tax Rascal
  • Ammiano Endorses Mandelman | Fog City Journal (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jan 5, 2010
    Assemblymember Tom Ammiano today endorsed San Francisco Board of Appeals Commissioner Rafael Mandelman in the 2010 race for District 8 Supervisor.
    Fog City Journal
  • Open Letter to Assemblymember Tom Ammiano – Part II | Fog City ... (fogcityjournal.com)
    Jul 9, 2009
    Last time I wrote to congratulate you on your recent election and to encourage you to bring your unique form of democratic representation into the technological sphere.
    Fog City Journal
  • Schwarzenegger and Ammiano to discuss legalization bill on CNN (dosenation.com)
    May 9, 2009
    Okay, here's the TV event of the month: Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will be discussing his marijuana legalization bill with Gov. Schwarzenegger, live on CNN, tomo...
    DoseNation
  • Legalizing Marijuana? Not Any Time Soon « California's Capitol (californiascapitol.com)
    May 8, 2009
    Legislation to do that was introduced in February by freshman Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat. The measure, which has yet to have its first committee hearing, would make California the first state in the country to ...
    californiascapitol.com
  • The McDougall Newsletter - Urgent: Support the Proposed New Law in ... (drmcdougall.com)
    Apr 2, 2009
    Assembly Bill 1478 has been introduced by California state assembly member Tom Ammiano, representing the 13th District, to require that a physician obtain a patient's written acknowledgment confirming the receipt of information, ...
    mcdougall Stars and Announcements
  • Ending reefer madness - Editorial - Opinions - February 26, 2009 ... (newsreview.com)
    Feb 26, 2009
    That step takes the form of a new bill, AB 390, by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, that would allow the sale and taxation of marijuana. Ammiano's main argument is that the bill would generate significant income—an ...
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