Decision Maker Response

Darrell Steinberg’s response

Dec 17, 2012 — Thank you for your recent communication in support of AB 5 (Ammiano) which would increase civil rights for the homeless. I understand that you support this bill because you believe that the homeless are being discriminated against and deserve better treatment.

While I have been a large supporter of the rights and condition of the homeless in the past, this bill has not yet come before me for a vote. I prefer not to take a position on bills before they come to me because they can change significantly in the committee process. I will, however, carefully consider your arguments when making my decision.

You can read more about the status, history, and analysis of this and other bills online at . While you are online, please check out my website,, to learn of community events and other issues in which I am involved.

Please continue to express your views to me so I may best represent you in the state Senate. If you need my assistance or have concerns about any other matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at (916) 651-1529, or email


President pro Tempore
6th Senate District