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Governor Brown Signs Bill on Suspension Intervention

Sacramento – Yesterday afternoon, Governor Brown signed into law AB 667 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes. AB 667 ensures that a student and their parent/guardian are notified of prior corrective action that was taken before resorting to suspending the student from school. This bill aims to provide the suspended student and their parent/guardian with a full and transparent accounting of the proceedings in order to help curb the school attendance crisis that is ongoing around the state.

Bill to Assist Victims of Terrorism Heads to the Governor’s Desk

Sacramento –AB 44, a bill authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), that arose from the from the December 2nd 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, passed out of the Legislature and is now at the Governor’s desk to await his signature.  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.

California Passes Resolution Urging Congress to Immediately Act on DACA

Sacramento – Today, House Resolution HR 66 on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), was voted on by the members of the State Assembly and passed off of the Assembly floor.  HR 66, jointly authored by Assemblymembers Eloise Gómez Reyes and Mike Gipson condemns President Trump’s rescission of DACA and calls on the United States Congress to take affirmative steps toward development of a bipartisan and more effective version of DACA that provides a pathway to citizenship

Governor’s Parole Board Hears and Recommends Pardon for Kim Carter

Sacramento – Earlier today, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes attended the Board of Parole hearings in Sacramento to support and testify on the pardon application of Kimberly Carter. Carter, a constituent of the 47th District, turned her life completely around after being formerly incarcerated, and not only went on to earn an accounting degree, but became a community advocate and beacon of hope for women and children in her community. A few hours after the hearing, the Parole Board made its recommendation to Governor Brown to pardon Kim Carter.