Press Releases

Career Technical Education Partnership Nets $1 Million for San Bernardino Community College District Programs

Sacramento – With the signing of the 2018-19 State Budget by Governor Brown, Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in the San Bernardino Community College District received $1 million to help launch the Advanced Manufacturing Futures Initiative. The partnership between Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D- San Bernardino), and the San Bernardino Community College District will help expand hands-on job training at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) to prepare students for the Inland Empire’s growing demand of qualified manufacturing and production sector workers.

Bill to Track Sexual Harassment Complaints Clears First State Senate Committee

Sacramento – Earlier today, AB 1867, the Tracking Records and Complaints Act (TRAC Act), was heard and passed out of the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations. AB 1867 would require both public and private employers to maintain their records concerning employee sexual harassment complaints for the period of employment and the following five years. The bill is one of the foundational pieces of legislation around the Me Too movement in California that has had a jarring effect on the Capitol community and around the rest of the country.

City of Grand Terrace Blue Mountain Trail Receives $212,552 from the state of California

Sacramento – Yesterday the California State Department of Parks and Recreation announced the approval of a grant of $212,552 for the City of Grand Terrace to build the Blue Mountain Trailhead which includes 5,000 linear feet of trail, a trailhead restroom, parking and interpretive signage. The grant funds will be administered by the California State Parks Office of Grants and Local Services (OGALS) through the State Habitat Conservation Fund program.

Assemblymember Reyes Honors Local Veterans With Legislation to Rename Freeway

Sacramento – Today, ACR 230 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), passed the Assembly Transportation committee on a vote of 14 to 0. The resolution which would rename a portion of State Route 215 between the cities of San Bernardino and Grand Terrace, the “Medal of Honor Memorial Freeway” will honor military service members from the area who have been recognized by the military and the federal government and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Legislation to Open Occupational Pathways and Prevent Recidivism Clears Assembly Floor

Sacramento – AB 2293 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) passed out of the Assembly and now moves on to the State Senate. The bill would reduce some of the barriers faced by formerly incarcerated individuals trying to attain Emergency Medical Technician licenses, to work as firefighters or in emergency services. In 2017, over 4,500 inmates served in the California Conservation Camp program and contributed over 10 million work hours to fighting forest fires and conservation efforts around the state.

Disadvantaged Community Land Use Proposal Passes Critical Step

Sacramento – Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed AB 2447 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino). This legislation requires that notices be provided to residents of disadvantaged communities when an industrial project such as a warehouse is proposed. Specifically this bill ensures that residents already burdened with pollution can be fully engaged in the project review process.

Bill to Ensure Lead Testing in California Children Passes State Assembly

Sacramento – Yesterday, the State Assembly passed AB 2122 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) with unanimous bi-partisan support. AB 2122 would ensure that the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) meets its state and federal mandates for blood lead testing in children.

Bill To Increase Higher Education Funding Opportunities Clears Assembly

Sacramento – Yesterday, AB 2015 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), passed the Assembly floor with wide bi-partisan support. AB 2015 would require school districts to ensure that their students receive information on how to properly complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) at least once before entering the 12th grade.