Press Releases

Legislation to Ensure Lead Testing for Children Heads for Governor’s Signature

Sacramento- AB 2122 by Assemblymembers Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) is headed to Governor Brown after passing the Assembly floor on a unanimous, bi-partisan 80-0 vote. The bill would require the Department of Health Care Services to ensure that Medi-Cal enrolled children are blood lead tested.  The bill also requires the department to notify parents and health providers when a Medi-Cal enrolled child misses a required blood lead test.

Sexual Harassment Legislation, the SHARE Act, Moves to Governor Brown’s Desk for Signature

Sacramento –Earlier this week, AB 1870 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) the Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension (SHARE) Act, passed the Assembly floor on Concurrence on its way to Governor Brown’s Desk where it now waits to be signed. The bill is one of the foundational pieces of legislation around the #MeToo movement in California.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Creating Dolores Huerta Day Honoring Labor and Civil Rights Icon

Sacramento –Earlier today, Governor Brown signed AB 2644, the Dolores Huerta Day, by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino). The bill designates April 10th each year as Dolores Huerta Day in the state and encourages all public schools and educational institutions to observe that date by conducting exercises remembering the life of Dolores Huerta and recognizing her accomplishments and the contributions she has made and continues to make to California.

Assemblymember Reyes' Statement on Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem

San Bernardino The following is a statement made by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes in connection with the statements made by Michael Selyem, Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County. 

“Last week I became aware of the statements made by Deputy District Attorney Michael Selyem against U.S Representative Maxine Waters, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting.

Joint Committee on Rules Approves Landmark Sexual Harassment Policy

Sacramento – Last week, the Joint Committee on Rules approved an overhaul of the Legislature’s policies concerning sexual harassment with the ultimate goal of fostering a meaningful culture change inside the Capitol community. As a member of the Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), helped to shape the new policy revisions that were released last week.

Assemblymember Reyes Secures Additional Funding to Protect Seniors

Sacramento- Introduced at the start of Assemblymember Reyes’ first year in office, AB 550 advocated for the wellbeing of our seniors by requesting an increase to the base allocation for local Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman programs. The current funding allocation for the LTC Ombudsman organization was established in 1989, and the existing formula has not been updated for inflation in 27 years.

San Bernardino County to Receive New Fire Fighting Resources

Sacramento – Last week, it was announced that the San Bernardino County Fire Department was being awarded $450,000 to purchase a new Type III Wildland Fire Engine. The decision to award the county fire department extra money to purchase the fire engine came from budget negotiations between Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), the State Assembly and Governor Brown’s administration.