Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A bipartisan group of legislators said Wednesday they plan to introduce a bill next month to give victims of sexual harassment additional time to file claims.

The proposal, by Assemblywomen Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), would give both public and private employees more time to come forward with a claim. A spokesman for Reyes said the legislators are working to determine what the new timeframe should be.

Under existing state law, a person has one year from the date of the last incident of sexual harassment to file a claim with the California Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing. That department, which is the state’s civil rights agency, enforces California laws that bar sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination. 

All three legislators are on a panel that last week examined the Assembly’s own procedures for handling sexual harassment complaints. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Replacement of the Mt. Vernon Bridge in San Bernardino is a top priority, and a significant reason why I voted for Senate Bill 1, The Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The passage of SB1 provides the revenue necessary to get this vital project completed. SB1 was designed to repair our crumbling infrastructure and replacement of the Mt. Vernon Bridge follows that intent. In furthering this effort I have worked closely with the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority and California Transportation Commission to secure the funding necessary to repair this essential infrastructure.

The Mt. Vernon Bridge in San Bernardino serves as the main artery between the city and the west side. This connection ensures that working families and communities are not cut off from the rest of the city.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hundreds of local residents, dignitaries and elected officials gathered in San Bernardino Valley College’s historic Auditorium on Saturday to celebrate the swearing-in of California State Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes.

Ms. Reyes, who graduated from San Bernardino Valley College in 1976, went on to receive her law degree from Loyola Law School and is notable for being the first Latina to open her own legal practice in the Inland Empire, as well as for providing free legal services to local residents who could not afford them.

Elected in 2016, Ms. Reyes represents District 47 in the California State Assembly.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The State of Young Children” is “Promising” According to the Collaborative Nature of Experts, Policymakers in Addressing Pressing Issues Facing San Bernardino County Children

San Bernardino, CA — “Only through collective community action will we be able to build a better future for our children,” said Supervisor James C. Ramos, Chairman of the County of San Bernardino in his opening remarks at the State of Young Children: A Community Town Hall on Friday, January 6, 2017. Too many young children and families do not have access to affordable, quality early learning and developmental support in San Bernardino County. This was the central issue voiced from several early childhood development practitioners at Friday’s “State of Young Children” town hall hosted by First 5 San Bernardino at California State University San Bernardino’s Santos Manuel Student Center.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO - (INT) - State lawmakers have reconvened amid a flurry of proposed bills, some demanding immediate action.

Following the swearing-in of new and re-elected lawmakers, the Assembly and Senate joined together to take immediate action that could inoculate the potential impact of President-elect Donald Trump’s stated plans to deport up to 3 million undocumented residents. New bills were introduced to strengthen due process rights and protections for undocumented residents should President-elect Trump pursue overly aggressive immigration enforcement actions.

Monday, December 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California lawmakers on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to refrain from pursuing mass deportations and introduced urgent legislation to fund immigration lawyers and help public defenders protect the state's immigrants.

Democratic lawmakers also passed resolutions in both chambers urging the incoming administration to uphold a program for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the country illegally, despite intense protests from some Republicans.