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Senior Protection Bill Passes With Bi-partisan Support

Sacramento – Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care passed  AB 550 (Reyes) with unanimous bi-partisan support by a vote of 7-0. The bill will ensure the sustainability of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Veteran Care and Housing Oversight Takes Center Stage as Bill Passes Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs

Sacramento – Today, the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs passed AB 1365 (Reyes) with unanimous bi-partisan support by a vote of 10-0. The bill would require CalVet, which oversees the states eight veterans homes to make public its financial reports and to implement a review on the homes every five years to determine if these assets are adequately serving the California’s 1.7 million veterans efficiently.

Legislation to Bring Renewable Energy to Low Income Communities Passes First Committee

Sacramento – Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy passed AB 523 on a vote of 9-3. The bill requires the California Energy Commission to allocate at least 25% of the money used for the deployment of renewable technologies to be used in disadvantaged communities and another 10% to be used in low-income communities.

Consumer Protection Legislation to Provide Financing Disclosure to Home Owners Clears First Committee

Sacramento – This morning, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed AB 1139 with unanimous bi-partisan support by a vote of 11-0. The bill would require that when a property has a Private Transfer Fee (PTF) attached to it, the consumer would be notified regarding potential financing limitations.

“AB 1139 will better inform and protect consumers” said Assemblymember Eloise Gómez  Reyes. “Potential first time homeowners deserve to have full disclosure regarding any factors that may impact the financing of their property.”