Assemblymember Irwin introduces bill to address gun violence and mental health in wake of Borderline Shooting

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SACRAMENTO – Today when the California State Assembly opened its 2019-2020 legislative session Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin introduced Assembly Bill 12 in response to the Borderline Shooting. Speaker Anthony Rendon referenced the Thousand Oaks shooting in his opening remarks to the body, empowering members to work to solve the pressing issues of their communities.

The bill is the first bill introduction for Assemblymember Irwin since being re-elected last month to her third term, and follows a month of mourning, remembrance, and contemplation since the shooting on November 7th. “This tragedy demands action, and I am working with our dedicated law enforcement and mental health professionals to identify changes to state law that will protect our community and all Californians from gun violence,” said Assemblymember Irwin.

Portion of Highway 101 could be named after deputy killed in Thousand Oaks shooting

By Mike Harris in the Ventura County Star

State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and the Thousand Oaks City Council are working to have a portion of Highway 101 named in honor of Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus, one of 12 people killed by a gunman in the Borderline Bar & Grill mass shooting Nov. 7.

Only the state Legislature can officially name a state highway, according to the California Department of Transportation.

The city has been in talks with Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, to introduce a resolution asking the Legislature to approve naming a portion of the 101 at Moorpark Road near the Borderline in Helus’ honor.

 

Assemblymember Irwin Statement on the Tragedy at the Borderline Bar and Grill

(Thousand Oaks, CA) – “Our community has been devastated by the senseless tragedy at the Borderline Bar and Grill last night,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. “Today, we are reminded that tragedies like this can occur even in the safest of communities. My heart goes out to the families and friends of those that lost their lives.

Assemblymember Irwin Bill to support LGBTQ aging signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO – AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last week. This new law adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the definition of elderly communities to be given priority consideration for programs and services administered through the California Department of Aging.