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Governor Brown Signs Bill Ensuring Equity for Homeless and LGBT Students

Sacramento – On Friday, Governor Brown signed AB 1018, legislation which requires community college districts in California to create Equity Plans for both homeless and LGBT students. “There are communities that continue to remain unrecognized and consequently left out of Student Success Funding. AB 1018 addresses this issue and offers a solution to each district, making it a crucial step towards creating a diverse student population” said Assemblymember Reyes. 

Bill Introduced in Response to San Bernardino Terrorist Attack Signed by Governor Brown

Sacramento – AB 44, a bill authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), that arose from the December 2nd 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino was signed by Governor Brown on Friday.  Introduced on the one-year anniversary of the attack, the bill requires that employees injured in an act of terrorism must receive the immediate services of a nurse case manager and that they be told of the medical treatment options that are available.

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Bring Clean Energy to Disadvantaged Communities

Sacramento – On Saturday, Governor Brown signed AB 523, the Equity in Clean Energy Investments Act. The bill would dedicate at least 25% of available Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) funds for clean energy projects in disadvantaged communities, and an additional 10% in low-income households. The bill has been a priority of its author, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and by its co-sponsors, the Women’s Policy Institute and the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA).

Legislation to Ensure Fiscal Transparency at California’s Veterans Homes Signed by Governor Brown

Sacramento – Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1365 (Reyes) into law at the State Capitol. The bill by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, would implement a program to ensure fiscal transparency at the state’s eight veterans homes which provide managed and long-term care to thousands of veterans in the state. The bill also requires CalVet to prepare an annual financial report  on the homes and provide a copy of the report to the legislature  as well as make available the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) website.