Reyes’ legislative package includes legislation and strong budget bills focused on seniors, veterans, students and improving air quality in the Inland Empire.
- Jenn Hardy
Today Majority Leader Emeritus Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton) announced that Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law eight bills that she introduced this legislative session.
“The bills I authored this year were introduced with the needs of our community front and center,” said Reyes. “From supporting our small businesses, to cleaning our air and supporting local youth, veterans, and seniors, I am proud of the work we accomplished this year.”
Below is a list of all legislation authored by Reyes that has been signed into law over the last month:
- AB 126 – Invests over $2 billion to deploy zero emission vehicles, over the next decade, with money specifically dedicated to disadvantaged and low income communities;
- AB 230 – The Girl Scouts Period Equity Act ensures that menstrual products are provided free of charge in public schools serving third through fifth graders;
- AB 258 – Creates small business portal through the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development;
- AB 278 – Establishes the Dream Resources Grant Program to provide support to our students with financial aid, social services, academic opportunities and immigration legal services, for which Reyes successfully obtained $10 million in state funding;
- AB 414 – The Digital Equity Bill of Rights now makes clear that it is the principle of the state to ensure digital equity for all residents of California;
- AB 1127 – The Bilingual Teacher Education Program, for equitable opportunity for bilingual education programs, is now reestablished, with Reyes having obtained $20 million in state funding for its purposes;
- AB 1309 – Protects vulnerable seniors by mandating that they be provided with information regarding their transfer or discharge from a facility; and
- AB 1474 – Prioritizes veteran housing needs in statewide housing plans.
Reyes’ 2023 statewide budget wins also included:
- The drastic reduction or elimination of family fees for child care, lowering the costs of state-subsidized care by 100s of dollars per household;
- $2.8 billion to increase child care provider pay, contingent on collective bargaining, giving providers the compensation they deserve, over two years;
- $50 million to continue providing grants to local public agencies and nonprofits working with first-time homebuyers, as well as homeowners in need of assistance to keep their residence;
- $10 million to support Promotoras de Salud (community health workers) by training and providing technical assistance to community-based organizations; and
- $16.8 million to protect children from the damaging effects of lead exposure.
Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, the Majority Emeritus 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.