California Attorney General Updates

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June 29, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – The California Department of Justice has announced that personal information was disclosed in connection with the June 27, 2022 update of its Firearms Dashboard Portal. Based on the Department's current investigation, the incident exposed the personal information of individuals who were granted or denied a concealed and carry weapons (CCW) permit between 2011-2021. Information exposed included names, date of birth, gender, race, driver's license number, addresses, and criminal history. Social Security numbers or any financial information were not disclosed as a result of this event. Additionally, data from the following dashboards were [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 29, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta testified today before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on California's waivers for its heavy-duty truck regulations. Attorney General Bonta's testimony as delivered: Good morning. I am Rob Bonta, Attorney General of the State of California. I am grateful for this opportunity to testify today to urge the EPA to grant waivers for California's Heavy-Duty Truck Regulations. This hearing is about improving our air quality and addressing climate change, yes, but it is also about something far more important. I don't believe I am overstating it, I don't believe it's hyperbole when I [...]
Wed, Jun 29, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 28, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued guidance on abortion rights and protections under California law, which remain fully intact, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. These include the right to safe and legal abortion; the right to confidentiality; the right to obtain an abortion without parental consent; and more. More information on how to exercise these abortion rights and updates on efforts to strengthen and expand access to safe and legal abortion in California are available at oag.ca.gov/reprorights. “During this dark moment in our country, it is important to [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 28, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAmidst surge in reported hate crimes, Attorney General urges local partners across California to recommit themselves to taking action Announces creation of a statewide hate crime coordinator position within the California Department of Justice SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today released the 2021 Hate Crime in California Report and highlighted information and resources to support ongoing efforts across the state to combat hate. At 1,763 bias events in 2021, overall hate crimes reported in California increased 32.6% from 2020 to 2021 and are at their highest reported level since 2001. Reported hate crimes targeting [...]
Tue, Jun 28, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 27, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govReleases 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal through DOJ's OpenJustice Platform SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General today announced new and updated firearms data available through the California Department of Justice (DOJ)'s 2022 Firearms Dashboard Portal. The dashboard is accessible though DOJ's OpenJustice Data Platform. The announcement will improve transparency and information sharing for firearms-related data and includes broad enhancements to the platform to help the public access data on firearms in California, including information about the issuance of Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits and Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs). “Transparency is key to increasing public trust between law [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 27, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govDespite U.S. Supreme Court decision, national coalition of 22 attorneys general emphasize that abortion remains safe and legal in states across the country OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and a national coalition of 22 attorneys general today issued a joint statement reaffirming their commitment to supporting and expanding access to abortion care. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, access to safe and legal abortion remains robustly protected in numerous states across the country, including in California and the coalition states. As highlighted by the multistate coalition's [...]
Mon, Jun 27, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 27, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced today that Timothy Ryan O'Neal, operator of Protection Loss Prevention in Sacramento, was sentenced to two years in state prison for failing to report taxes for $979,549 in taxable income over a period of four years. As part of a plea agreement, O'Neal will be required to pay $67,489 in restitution, or the full taxes owed. “Mr. O'Neal failed to make good on his taxes, defrauding the state of California and its citizens,” said Attorney General Bonta. “This sentence exemplifies my office's commitment to upholding California's laws, and [...]
Sun, Jun 26, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 23, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govAnnounces upcoming legislation to further strengthen California's commonsense gun laws Reminds Californians that other conceal and carry restrictions remain in effect SACRAMENTO – 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 a license to carry firearms in public is unconstitutional. Despite the ruling, Attorney General Bonta reminds Californians that general [...]
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
June 22, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov**The information provided below is based on preliminary details regarding an ongoing investigation, which may continue to evolve** OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that the California Department of Justice, pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506 (AB 1506), is investigating and will independently review an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred in Fontana in San Bernardino County on Tuesday. The OIS incident resulted in the death of one individual and reportedly occurred at around 7:15 p.m. as officers with the Fontana Police Department approached a vehicle near a fast food restaurant where the OIS occurred. [...]
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
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June 22, 2022Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govOAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a bipartisan coalition in urging Congress to enact legislation giving the manufacturers of popular food and candy products the tools they need to enforce their trademarks against copycat cannabis-infused edibles. Last year, Attorney General Bonta issued a consumer alert warning Californians of cannabis-infused edibles packaged and sold as copycat versions of popular brands, such as Cheetos, Fruity Pebbles, and Sour Patch Kids. These illegal and unregulated products are marketed to children and teens and often boast levels of THC at many times the legal limit. “While [...]
Wed, Jun 22, 2022
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY