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Girl Scouts Period Equity Act by Majority Leader Reyes Receives Unanimous Support, Passing out of Assembly Education Committee

(SACRAMENTO)— The Girl Scouts Period Equity Act, AB 230, passed out of the State Assembly Education Committee today, receiving unanimous support from the committee. Inland Empire Girl Scouts from Troop 76 proposed the bill to Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes earlier this year. Reyes’s legislation expands on the Menstrual Equity for All Act of 2021 (Garcia), which created a requirement for public schools serving grades 6 through 12 to provide free menstrual products. AB 230 would also make these products available to public school students in grades 3 through 5.

Warehouse Construction and Community Protection Balanced in Bill Introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Reyes

(SACRAMENTO) — As warehouse growth in the Inland Empire and beyond shows no signs of slowing, California Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes has introduced AB 1000, the Good Neighbor Policy, which addresses the planning and construction of new logistics centers across California. The bill would permit local governments to approve construction of large warehouses and logistics centers of over 100,000 square feet when they are 1,000 feet from sensitive receptors such as schools, homes and daycares.

Majority Leader Reyes Requests Feedback from Small Business Community

(INLAND EMPIRE) — Many small business owners, related organizations and Inland Empire residents hoping to start a business have shared to State Assembly Majority Leader Reyes that they have difficulty finding information related to their needs. Recently, Reyes introduced AB 258, which would create a state-run portal to connect small business owners and those looking to start a business with an efficient way to search for grants, procurements and other financial opportunities.

Nursing Home Eviction Notice Protection Act Introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Reyes

(SACRAMENTO)— Evictions of nursing home residents often occur when high-rate Medicare payments expire and lower-rate Medi-Cal payments begin. These evictions can occur with little to no justification. Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton) introduced AB 1309 to require nursing homes to provide more information about each eviction and transfer of a resident. California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization, is sponsoring the bill.

Bilingual Teacher Shortage Addressed in Bill Introduced by Majority Leader Reyes

(SACRAMENTO)— Today, Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes introduced AB 1127 to address California’s growing need for bilingual teachers in languages such as Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog and Arabic. Majority Leader Reyes’s bill, cosponsored by California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, would revise and continue the BTPDP program, which successfully provided professional learning opportunities to school faculty and staff until its funding expired in June 2021.