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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Bring Clean Energy to Disadvantaged Communities

Sacramento – On Saturday, Governor Brown signed AB 523, the Equity in Clean Energy Investments Act. The bill would dedicate at least 25% of available Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) funds for clean energy projects in disadvantaged communities, and an additional 10% in low-income households. The bill has been a priority of its author, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and by its co-sponsors, the Women’s Policy Institute and the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA).

Legislation to Ensure Fiscal Transparency at California’s Veterans Homes Signed by Governor Brown

Sacramento – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1365 (Reyes) into law at the State Capitol. The bill by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, would implement a program to ensure fiscal transparency at the state’s eight veterans homes which provide managed and long-term care to thousands of veterans in the state. The bill also requires CalVet to prepare an annual financial report  on the homes and provide a copy of the report to the legislature  as well as make available the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) website.

Governor Brown Signs Bill on Suspension Intervention

Sacramento – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Brown signed into law AB 667 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes. AB 667 ensures that a student and their parent/guardian are notified of prior corrective action that was taken before resorting to suspending the student from school. This bill aims to provide the suspended student and their parent/guardian with a full and transparent accounting of the proceedings in order to help curb the school attendance crisis that is ongoing around the state.

Bill to Assist Victims of Terrorism Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Sacramento –AB 44, a bill authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), that arose from the from the December 2nd 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, passed out of the Legislature and is now at the Governor’s desk to await his signature.  Introduced on the one-year anniversary of the attack, the bill requires that employees injured in an act of terrorism must receive the immediate services of a nurse case manager and that they be told of the medical treatment options that are available.

California Passes Resolution Urging Congress to Immediately Act on DACA

Sacramento – Today, House Resolution HR 66 on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was voted on by the members of the State Assembly and passed off of the Assembly floor.  HR 66, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Eloise Gómez Reyes and Mike Gipson condemns President Trump’s rescission of DACA and calls on the United States Congress to take affirmative steps toward development of a bipartisan and more effective version of DACA that provides a pathway to citizenship