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Governor Signs Reyes’ Bill to Provide Employment Opportunities to Inmate Firefighters

Sacramento – AB 2147, legislation by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) which provides an expedited expungement process for formerly incarcerated individuals who have successfully participated with fire suppression activities has been signed by Governor Newsom making California the first state in the nation to provide this type of relief to the formerly incarcerated that served as inmate firefighters.


Assemblymember Eloise Reyes Collaborates with Community Organizations to Provide Food to Over 1,000 Families in San Bernardino

San Bernardino – California has emerged as the leader in the COVID-19 fight, not the leader in stopping this virus. California is now the leader in COVID-19 cases in the United States, surpassing New York. Helping to push the state towards achieving this bleak goal is San Bernardino County, which reported on Wednesday, July 22nd, 708 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional virus-related deaths. Confirming 25,775 cases of COVID-19 in the county — the fourth-highest case total in the state –– and 337 virus-related deaths, according to the County’s Dashboard.

Assemblymember Eloise Reyes and Senator Connie Leyva Partner with San Bernardino Community College District, Inland Chinese Association and Tiawanese American Chamber of Commerce to Donate PPE to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

San Bernardino – Against the backdrop of San Bernardino County continuing its efforts to reopen the economy, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging, causing the county to be placed on the California COVID-19 Watch List and Governor Newsom issuing new economic restrictions.

Legislation to Provide Second Chances Passes State Assembly

Sacramento – AB 2147, legislation by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) which would provide an expedited expungement process for inmates that have successfully participated as inmate hand crews (actively assisting with fire suppression activities), passed the State Assembly with bipartisan support.

Assemblymember Reyes’ Legislation to Refocus Early Childhood Education Passes State Assembly With Bipartisan Support

Sacramento – Legislation by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, to revamp California’s approach to early childhood education was approved by a vote of the full Assembly and now heads to the state Senate for further consideration.  AB 2581 would create a workgroup focusing on key stakeholder concerns surrounding early childhood development program administration and governance in the event that early childhood development programs see a transition in their administration or governance from one state entity to another

Legislation Requiring Childhood Screening for Lead Exposure Passes Assembly

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes’ (D-San Bernardino) legislation, AB 2276, passed the State Assembly with bipartisan support and now heads to the state Senate for consideration.  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.