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Assemblymember Alvarez’s Assembly Bill 436 “Cruising is Not a Crime” Passes Committee with Bi-Partisan Support
Sacramento, California – Today, Assemblymember David Alvarez (D-80th District) announced that Assembly Bill 436 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee. This legislation would remove the authorization for a local authority to adopt rules and regulations regarding cruising.
“I would like to thank members of the Assembly Transportation Committee for supporting this culturally significant legislation,” said Assemblymember Alvarez. “This bill will allow the historical legacies of cruising to continue for the current generation and for many more to come.”
During the 2021-2022 legislative session, Assembly Concurrent Resolution 176 (ACR 176- Luz Rivas) was unanimously approved by the State Legislature. The resolution encourages cities to repeal their bans and recognizes that cruising holds cultural significance for many communities.
AB 436 would amend the California Vehicle Code to prohibit local authorities from stopping drivers from cruising and driving cars that have been modified to be of a certain height.
“I want to especially thank Assemblymember Alvarez for championing AB 436 that erases discrimination which targets people of color and what we look like, as well as based on the type of car we drive,” said Olivia Fonseca, Sacramento Lowrider Commission Board Member.
AB 436 will be heard next in the Assembly Local Government Committee on March 22, 2023.
The 80th Assembly District includes the communities of Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, Sherman Heights, Bonita, Lincoln Acres, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro, along with the cities of Chula Vista, National City and Imperial Beach.
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