To All Tribal Leaders:

Governor Newsom has four (4) Native American bills on his desk that will:

  1. AB 275- Amends CA Native American Grace Protection and Repatriation Act;
  2. AB 2112- Create a statewide “Office of Suicide Prevention”;
  3. AB 2314- Increase Native American Voter Participation;
  4. AB 3099- Provide Public Law 280 training to state law enforcement and foster better coordination between tribal and state law enforcement.

The Governor needs to know NOW that there is tribal support for these important bills since the Governor may sign or devote the bills any day!

Assemblymember James Ramos’ (D-Dist. 40) (member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians) website provides information on each bill, a sample letter of support can be downloaded, and the Governor’s email address. Please visit

Assemblymember Ramos and CILS thank you for your attention and support of these important new laws; if you have any questions, feel free to contact Assembly Member Ramos’ Chief of Staff Adriana Ruelas at 916-319-2040 or CILS’ Executive Director Dorothy Alther at

Stay safe and healthy.