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AG Bonta Provides Guidance to Californians Considering Investing in Cryptocurrency

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today urged Californians to stay informed and protect their money when investing in the cryptocurrency market. In recent years, cryptocurrency has risen in popularity as a form of digital investment, and it is important to remember that the cryptocurrency market is highly volatile and there is no government guarantee or insurance for crypto […]

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AG Bonta Leads 21 States in Urging FDA to Approve Country’s First Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill

OAKLAND, November 4, 2022 — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced leading a multistate coalition of 21 attorneys general in submitting a letter urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve over-the-counter (OTC) birth control pills that meet applicable safety and efficacy standards, including a pending application for the nation’s first OTC […]

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AG Bonta Leads Multistate Coalition in Comment Letter Supporting the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Rule Expanding Access to Abortion Care

OAKLAND, October 11, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a multistate coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing a comment letter supporting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) interim final rule that removes exclusions on abortion counseling and establishes broader access to abortion care for veterans and their beneficiaries. The VA’s new […]

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AG Bonta Releases California Criminal Justice Statistical Reports for 2021

OAKLAND, August 25, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the release of the annual Homicide in California, Crime in California, Use of Force Incident Reporting, and Juvenile Justice in California statistical reports. The reports provide policymakers, researchers, law enforcement, and members of the public with vital statewide information on criminal justice statistics […]

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Attorneys General Bonta and James Lead Multistate Coalition in Amicus Brief Challenging Idaho’s Near Total Ban on Abortion

OAKLAND, August 16, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the federal government’s motion for preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of Idaho’s near total ban on abortion. The brief, filed in United States of America v. Idaho, […]

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AG Bonta and Governor Newsom Announce Federal Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Drilling in Central California

OAKLAND, August 1, 2022 – California Attorney General Bonta, Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (Bureau) prohibiting new oil and gas leasing in Central California […]

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AG Bonta Leads Coalition Calling for Federal Privacy Protections that Maintain Strong State Oversight

OAKLAND, July 19, 2022 –California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a coalition of nine attorneys general in urging Congress to respect the role of states to enforce and provide for strong consumer privacy laws while advancing legislation enacting long-overdue privacy protections nationwide. The states call on Congress to create a baseline of consumer privacy laws that do not preempt states’ ability to respond with legislation to address changing technology […]

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AG Bonta Issues Legal Guidance for Law Enforcement Responding to Unlawful Lockouts and Self-Help Evictions

OAKLAND, July 13, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued legal guidance about steps law enforcement officers should take to prevent and respond to unlawful lockouts and self-help evictions. The California Department of Justice’s Housing Strike Force has received reports of landlords trying to “evict” tenants by changing the locks on rental properties, […]

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AG Bonta Affirms His Support for Commonsense Gun Laws in Response to Supreme Court Decision on New York’s Conceal and Carry Laws

SACRAMENTO, June 23, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta reaffirmed his support for commonsense gun laws in response to an opinion issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen. In Bruen, the Court held that New York’s requirement that a person show “proper cause” in order to receive […]

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AG Bonta Defends State Housing Law Allowing Subdivision of Single-Family Lots

OAKLAND, June 22, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed an answer in defense of Senate Bill (SB) 9, which allows homeowners to build up to four residential units on a single-family lot. SB 9 was part of a package of bills passed by the Legislature last year to alleviate California’s housing crisis. In March, four Southern California cities […]

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AG Bonta Issues Consumer Alert Warning Californians That Crisis Pregnancy Centers Do Not Offer Abortion or Comprehensive Reproductive Care

SAN DIEGO – In the face of unprecedented threats to reproductive freedom, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer alert warning Californians seeking reproductive health services about the limited and potentially misleading nature of the services provided by crisis pregnancy centers. Crisis pregnancy centers attempt to discourage people facing unintended pregnancies from accessing abortion care. While crisis pregnancy centers may advertise a full range of reproductive […]

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AG Bonta, Gov. Newsom, and CARB Lead Coalition in Defense of California’s Waiver for Clean Car Standards

OAKLAND, May 19, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today led a multistate coalition in filing a motion to intervene in defense of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to restore California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act for its greenhouse gas (GHG) and […]

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AG Bonta Leads Coalition in Urging EPA to Strengthen Regulation of Heavy-Duty Trucks

OAKLAND, May 16, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, leading a coalition of 19 attorneys general, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to impose stronger regulations to address nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and other harmful pollutants from heavy-duty trucks. NOx, a smog-forming pollutant that exacerbates asthma and other health problems, has outsized impacts on communities of color and […]

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AG Bonta Issues Statement on Dismissal of Murder Charge Against Adora Perez for Loss of Pregnancy

OAKLAND, May 9, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement on the Kings County District Attorney’s decision to dismiss the criminal charge against Adora Perez for the loss of her pregnancy: “With reproductive rights under attack across the nation, the dismissal of the murder charge against Adora Perez is a […]

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AG Bonta Files Lawsuit Against Postal Service for Faulty Environmental Review Used to Justify Purchase of New Gas-Powered Vehicle Fleet

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, co-leading a multistate coalition, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service challenging its flawed environmental analysis for its Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Acquisition program. The Postal Service has the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, consisting of over 212,000 vehicles, many of which are near the end […]

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Attorney General Bonta Defends State Housing Density Law

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today filed a brief in defense of Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), which allows local governments to rezone certain neighborhoods for denser housing, irrespective of local restrictions. SB 10 was part of a package of bills passed by the Legislature last year to alleviate California’s housing crisis. Following its passage, a Los Angeles-based […]

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AG Bonta Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued the following statement regarding the mass shooting in Sacramento on Sunday: “My heart aches for the families devastated by this morning’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento. As the investigation continues, my office is closely monitoring and has reached out to the Sacramento Police Department to offer assistance with this investigation. I also urge the […]

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AG Bonta Warns Refineries Against Market Manipulation as Gas Prices Continue to Rise

OAKLAND, March 18, 2022– As gas prices in California continue to rise precipitously, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today sent a letter to refineries active in the California market warning them against illegal market manipulation and other violations of state antitrust laws. While gas prices reflect a number of factors, too often, market disruption creates opportunity for market manipulation. In the letter, […]

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AG Bonta, Governor Newsom, CARB Lead Coalition in Defense of Federal GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles

OAKLAND, March 8,  2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) today, leading a coalition of 23 attorneys general and six cities and counties, filed a motion to intervene in defense of federal greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) standards for light-duty vehicles. The transportation sector accounts for nearly one-third of all GHG […]

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AG Bonta: We Are One Step Closer to Bringing Billions of Dollars to California to Fight the Opioid Epidemic

OAKLAND, January 26, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today marked an important milestone in the work to bring desperately needed relief to people across California and the nation who are struggling with opioid addiction. The Attorney General announced that over 90% of eligible California cities and counties have signed on to a historic $26 […]

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