Press Releases

Assembly Majority Leader Reyes Bill to Protect Residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities Clears Judiciary Committee

Sacramento –Assembly Bill 849 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The COVID-19 pandemic devastated nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Their vulnerable patients were among the first victims of the pandemic. Additionally, the pandemic prevented family members from visiting or even advocating for their family members in nursing homes.

Assembly Majority Leader Statement Regarding USC Settlement

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D- San Bernardino) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the University of Southern California has agreed to pay more than $1.1 billion to former patients of campus gynecologist George Tyndall:

Majority Leader Reyes’ Legislation to Require Good Neighbor Policy for Warehouse Development

Sacramento – AB 1547, legislation by Assemblymember Reyes (D-San Bernardino) establishes a good neighbor policy for warehouse developments, which would require responsible environmental standards to mitigate the impact of warehouse developments on schools, residential neighborhoods and the surrounding environment. Specifically, AB 1547 requires the following prior to the approval of a warehouse development:

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Extend Worker Protections to All School Employees

Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) introduced AB 438 which would extend existing employee rights and protections to school custodians, bus drivers and other classified employees. AB 438 would ensure classified employees receive the same layoff notice and hearing rights as teachers and certified administrators.   

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Establish California Commission on Human Rights

Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) introduced AB 412 which establishes a new commission to oversee the status of human rights within the state of California. The California Commission on Human Rights would provide oversight and policy recommendations aimed to protect the human rights of all Californians.    

Assembly Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Support the Transition of Child Care and Development Programs

Sacramento –Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced AB 393 to support the transfer of child care and development programs from the California Department of Education (CDE) to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The transition will create a more equitable and integrated child care and social safety net system for families, children and providers.

Majority Leader Reyes’s Statement on Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Sacramento – The following is a statement made by Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes regarding the passage of Eviction Moratorium Legislation.

“SB 91 passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom will provide an extension of the eviction moratorium which is set to expire on January 31st.

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Assist Immigrant Families Separated at the Border.

Sacramento - Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) introduced her first bill of the Legislative session, AB 47 which creates multi-tiered and coordinated immigration support services to children and families who have been separated at the border as a result of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Assemblymember Reyes Continues to Advocate for Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

San Bernardino - The senior population is growing in San Bernardino County and now, more than ever, identifying and solving issues they face is important to ensuring a respectable quality of life for them. Due to seniors being most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes coordinated an effort to provide seniors with resources they need. Committed to this task, Assemblymember Reyes held her 4th Annual Senior Advocacy Week from October 5th to the 9th; visiting 12 senior facilities.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Reform Signed by Governor

Sacramento – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), AB 2276, has been signed by Governor Newsom.  AB 2276 was introduced in response to a State Auditor’s Report, Childhood Lead Levels: Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Have Not Received Required Testing for Lead Poisoning that revealed over a million children in the Medi-Cal Program have not been properly screened for lead exposure.