Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the Senator for the 26th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Ben Allen 
Representing the 26th District



Controversial Mining Technique Must Comply with Water Quality Standards for the 1st Time

Friday, October 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will protect California rivers and streams from environmentally hazardous suction dredge mining.  This legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 637, requires suction dredge mining to be regulated by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), which is responsible for ensuring that water quality standards are met in the course of any activities affecting state waterways.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  The bill, Senate Bill (SB) 613, requires the California Department of Public Health to update guidelines used by physicians to reflect changes in the health care system, and the latest scientific research on these illnesses.  The current guidelines have not been updated since 2008.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to protect veterans from pension scams.  The bill, Senate Bill (SB) 386, was proposed in response to the increasing number of veterans who are falling prey to investment schemes in which they are promised a lump-sum cash payment in exchange for their monthly retirement income.

Legislature’s Special Session on Transportation must include public transit funding to ensure an integrated transportation system that keeps LA moving

Friday, August 14, 2015

Los Angeles, CA – State Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian and Richard Bloom joined officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) as well as key regional transit advocates to call for over $900 million annually for critically needed public transit funding in California.  Hundreds of millions of dollars would flow to L.A. County to help expand public transit options and maintain the existing transit system in a state of good repair.  


Commemorating the 45th Annual Earth Day

Monday, April 20, 2015

Senator Allen authored Senate Resolution (SR) 22 in honor of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, which the State Senate adopted on April 20, 2015.