Press Releases

California Steps Closer to Creating Commission on Human Rights

Sacramento – AB 412 introduced by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) that would create the first commission to review the status of human rights in California passed the Assembly Floor and is on its way to the State Senate for further review.

Clean Transportation Program a Priority for Reyes

Sacramento - Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino), has championed AB 1389 which would modernize the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program), yesterday passed the Assembly Floor and will be vetted by the Senate. The Clean Transportation Program provides incentives and grants to eligible entities in order to accelerate the deployment of advanced clean vehicle and fueling infrastructure technology.

Majority Leader Reyes’ Bill to Establish California Commission on Human Rights Passes First Committee

Sacramento – AB 412 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) successfully passed the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee.  AB 412 would establish a new commission to oversee the status of human rights within the state of California. The California Commission on Human Rights would provide oversight and policy recommendations aimed to protect the human rights of all Californians.    

Reyes Legislation to Reform Clean Transportation Program Clears Transportation Committee

Sacramento –Assembly Bill 1389 authored by Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) revises and updates the Clean Transportation Program to focus investments in medium and heavy duty vehicles and infrastructure and ensure that investments are prioritized in pollution-ridden and disadvantaged communities.  These investments will help reduce the impact of emissions that occur due to the logistics sector which currently relies on the use of diesel trucks for goods movement.

Sidewalks for Muscoy Project to Become Reality as Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Reyes and County of San Bernardino Announce Funding for Project

San Bernardino – Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes and the County of San Bernardino announce that the California Transportation Commission has voted to approve funding for the Muscoy Area Safe Routes to School Pedestrian Improvements Project. This funding will come from the state’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) Cycle 5 and will provide the project with a $1.88 million grant. The grant will be matched with funding from the County of San Bernardino.

Assembly Majority Leader Reyes Bill to Protect Residents of Skilled Nursing Facilities Clears Judiciary Committee

Sacramento –Assembly Bill 849 authored by Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee. The COVID-19 pandemic devastated nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. Their vulnerable patients were among the first victims of the pandemic. Additionally, the pandemic prevented family members from visiting or even advocating for their family members in nursing homes.

Assembly Majority Leader Statement Regarding USC Settlement

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D- San Bernardino) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the University of Southern California has agreed to pay more than $1.1 billion to former patients of campus gynecologist George Tyndall:

Majority Leader Reyes’ Legislation to Require Good Neighbor Policy for Warehouse Development

Sacramento – AB 1547, legislation by Assemblymember Reyes (D-San Bernardino) establishes a good neighbor policy for warehouse developments, which would require responsible environmental standards to mitigate the impact of warehouse developments on schools, residential neighborhoods and the surrounding environment. Specifically, AB 1547 requires the following prior to the approval of a warehouse development:

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Extend Worker Protections to All School Employees

Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) introduced AB 438 which would extend existing employee rights and protections to school custodians, bus drivers and other classified employees. AB 438 would ensure classified employees receive the same layoff notice and hearing rights as teachers and certified administrators.