Press Releases

Veterans Honored by California State Assembly Majority Leader Reyes

(FONTANA)— On Thursday evening, Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton) honored Veterans of Distinction from the 50th State Assembly District in the Inland Empire, which she represents, and named her annual Veteran of the Year. Jo’lene Saldivar earned the top recognition, which is tied to the California State Assembly’s Annual Veteran of the Year event. Saldivar graduated from Colton High School before serving six years in the United States Air Force. During her two deployments, she earned several military honors and awards. She is now a Ph.D.

On the Release of Footage of the Death of Tyre Nichols, A Response by Majority Leader Reyes

COLTON – California State Assembly Majority Eloise Reyes (D- Colton) issued the following statement on the release of the footage of the death of Tyre Nichols: 

“Tyre Nichols should still be alive.

He did not deserve to die. This was a routine traffic stop that ended with senseless violence and death. The body cam and street cam footage create deep heartbreak and outrage. This was another example of systemic racism against an unarmed Black man.

To Tyre’s family, friends and community, I wish you comfort in these days of mourning. We stand in solidarity.

Majority Leader Reyes Seeks to Create an Affordable Housing Registry

(SACRAMENTO)— Today, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton) and Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego) introduced AB 312 to help individuals and families find, research and apply to available local affordable housing. Establishing the State Partnership for Affordable Housing Registries in California (SPAHRC) Grant Program would foster a relationship with the California Department of Housing and Community Development and local entities to create an online platform.

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Girl Scouts Period Equity Act

(SACRAMENTO)— Today, Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes introduced legislation to expand 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. Majority Leader Reyes’s bill, AB 230, would broaden this access to public schools serving grades 3 through 5.

Majority Leader Reyes Partners with State Controller Yee by Introducing Bill to Help the State Recover Unclaimed Property

Sacramento - Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton) has introduced AB 2280 which would authorize the State Controller’s Office to establish an Unclaimed Property Voluntary Compliance Program. Currently, the State Controller’s Office administers the Unclaimed Property Program, which safeguards lost or forgotten property and provides a means for returning property to rightful owners.

 

Assemblymember Reyes Introduces Bill to Expand Opportunities for Affordable Homeownership

Sacramento – California has the second-lowest rate of homeownership and the second largest housing deficit in the nation. Homeownership rates among Californians are grossly inequitable, largely due to a legacy of exclusionary housing policies. In 2019, only 41% of Black and 49% of Latinx families owned their homes, compared to 68% of White and 66% of Asian families.

Assembly Majority Leader Reyes Statement on Governor Newsom’s California Blueprint Budget

Sacramento –I am encouraged to hear Governor Newsom present a budget that supports the values and work we have been doing in the State Assembly. As we continue to battle the pandemic, we are faced with economic, social and environmental issues that need our immediate attention. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the next few months to build and enhance on this California Blueprint Budget to build a budget that meets this moment.

 

LAO Finalizes Report Requested by Assembly Majority Leader Reyes to Improve Youth and Family Engagement in State Government.

Sacramento – Today, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) is sharing the findings of a report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) regarding youth and family engagement with State entities. The report is based on a request Majority Leader Reyes made of the LAO last year to conduct research on the ways State departments and agencies were engaging youth and family representatives in their advisory bodies.

Majority Leader Reyes’ Bill to Extend Worker Protections to Classified School Employees is signed by Governor

Sacramento – AB 438 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  AB 438 will standardize the layoff process and extend existing worker protection to school bus drivers, food service workers and other classified employees. This bill seeks to ensure workers receive equal treatment regardless of job title.  

 

Legislation Authored by Majority Leader Reyes to Protect the Rights of Nursing Home Residents is Signed by the Governor

Sacramento –Governor Newsom signed AB 849 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) in response to troubling reports concerning the treatment of senior citizens in skilled nursing facilities.  AB 849 ensures skilled nursing facilities are held accountable for violating the rights of seniors by allowing civil penalties on a per violation basis which is intended to deter potential violations and hold facilities accountable for how they treat their residents.