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California State Assembly Advances 16 of Majority Leader Reyes’s Bills to the State Senate

For immediate release:
  • Jenn Hardy

(SACRAMENTO) — Sixteen of Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gomez Reyes’s bills, heard on the State Assembly Floor prior to its house of origin deadline, passed and will move onto the State Senate.

This legislation included:

  • AB 230, The Girl Scouts Period Equity Act, to expand free menstrual product access in schools down to 3rd grade;
  • AB 258 to establish a state-run Small Business Portal for these businesses to find services and resources;
  • AB 278 to establish the Dream Resource Grant Program, creating new and supporting existing Dream Resource Centers in California high schools;
  • AB 325 to provide services to asylum seekers while they await application approval from the federal government;
  • AB 414, the Digital Equity Bill of Rights, to establish digital equity as a Californian principle;
  • AB 504 to establish a right for unionized public employees to sympathy-strike with other public employee unions;
  • AB 596 to reform child care provider pay and create an equitable family fees schedule;
  • AB 653, the Federal Housing Voucher Acceleration Program, to keep federal housing voucher dollars in California;
  • AB 820 to guarantee older adult representation on the state boards and commissions that most frequently make decisions impacting their lives;
  • AB 928 to increase the monitoring of higher education student CalFresh recipient data in order to learn how to best address hunger in the state’s colleges and universities;
  • AB 945 for data collection on expungements through Conservation Camp Program participation;
  • AB 1038 to place a 30 day timeframe on the existing requirement that the California Department of Social Services withdraw citations or civil penalties upon the presentation of evidence that a child care facility in in the process of complying with existing law;
  • AB 1127, the Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program, to increase California’s shortage of certified bilingual teachers;
  • AB 1288 to prevent health insurance plans from requiring prior authorization for FDA approved opioid addiction-related treatment in order to expand access to Medication Assisted Treatment;
  • AB 1309 to require nursing home facilities to provide reasoning when they evict residents; and
  • AB 1474 to add veterans to the list of populations to be considered in each development of the California Statewide Housing Plan.

“Thank you to my colleagues whose votes prove that they care about our communities,” said Reyes. “From our youngest children in child care through older adults, to small business owners and veterans to unionized workers, together, we will continue to move California forward by remembering our shared values.”

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly, is available for interviews in Spanish and English. She represents Assembly District 50, which includes all or parts of the cities of Colton, Fontana, Loma Linda, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto and San Bernardino, as well as unincorporated Bloomington.