Press Releases

Majority Leader Reyes Partners with State Controller Yee by Introducing Bill to Help the State Recover Unclaimed Property

Sacramento - Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton) has introduced AB 2280 which would authorize the State Controller’s Office to establish an Unclaimed Property Voluntary Compliance Program. Currently, the State Controller’s Office administers the Unclaimed Property Program, which safeguards lost or forgotten property and provides a means for returning property to rightful owners.

 

Assemblymember Reyes Introduces Bill to Expand Opportunities for Affordable Homeownership

Sacramento – California has the second-lowest rate of homeownership and the second largest housing deficit in the nation. Homeownership rates among Californians are grossly inequitable, largely due to a legacy of exclusionary housing policies. In 2019, only 41% of Black and 49% of Latinx families owned their homes, compared to 68% of White and 66% of Asian families.

Assembly Majority Leader Reyes Statement on Governor Newsom’s California Blueprint Budget

Sacramento –I am encouraged to hear Governor Newsom present a budget that supports the values and work we have been doing in the State Assembly. As we continue to battle the pandemic, we are faced with economic, social and environmental issues that need our immediate attention. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the next few months to build and enhance on this California Blueprint Budget to build a budget that meets this moment.

 

LAO Finalizes Report Requested by Assembly Majority Leader Reyes to Improve Youth and Family Engagement in State Government.

Sacramento – Today, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) is sharing the findings of a report from the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) regarding youth and family engagement with State entities. The report is based on a request Majority Leader Reyes made of the LAO last year to conduct research on the ways State departments and agencies were engaging youth and family representatives in their advisory bodies.

Majority Leader Reyes’ Bill to Extend Worker Protections to Classified School Employees is signed by Governor

Sacramento – AB 438 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  AB 438 will standardize the layoff process and extend existing worker protection to school bus drivers, food service workers and other classified employees. This bill seeks to ensure workers receive equal treatment regardless of job title.  

 

Legislation Authored by Majority Leader Reyes to Protect the Rights of Nursing Home Residents is Signed by the Governor

Sacramento –Governor Newsom signed AB 849 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) in response to troubling reports concerning the treatment of senior citizens in skilled nursing facilities.  AB 849 ensures skilled nursing facilities are held accountable for violating the rights of seniors by allowing civil penalties on a per violation basis which is intended to deter potential violations and hold facilities accountable for how they treat their residents.

 

Majority Leader Reyes’ Bill to Establish California Commission on Human Rights Awaiting Governor’s Signature

Sacramento – AB 412 introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) passed the California Legislature and it on its way to the Governor’s desk. 

AB 412 would create the California Commission on Human Rights. Currently, at the State level, there is no entity that is tasked with overseeing the status of Human Rights violations. The Commission will review the status of human rights, create regular reports and propose policy solutions to human rights shortcoming so that the rights of all Californians are met.

Eviction Moratorium & Rent Relief Plan Extension Passed by Legislature

Sacramento – The Legislature voted to extend the COVID eviction moratorium and Rent Relief Plan extension, action which will prevent mass evictions as the existing moratorium was set to expire on June 30th.   Assembly Bill 832 jointly authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) extends the current eviction moratorium until September 30th, 2021 and increases rental assistance to 100% of back rent owed for tenants and landlords.  It is estimated that nearly 900,000 California renters owe an average of $4,600 in back rent.  The Census Bureau’s Househol