Press Releases

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Establish California Commission on Human Rights

Sacramento – Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) introduced AB 412 which establishes 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.    

Assembly Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Support the Transition of Child Care and Development Programs

Sacramento –Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced AB 393 to support the transfer of child care and development programs from the California Department of Education (CDE) to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The transition will create a more equitable and integrated child care and social safety net system for families, children and providers.

Majority Leader Reyes’s Statement on Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Sacramento – The following is a statement made by Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes regarding the passage of Eviction Moratorium Legislation.

“SB 91 passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom will provide an extension of the eviction moratorium which is set to expire on January 31st.

Majority Leader Reyes Introduces Bill to Assist Immigrant Families Separated at the Border.

Sacramento - Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D -San Bernardino) introduced her first bill of the Legislative session, AB 47 which creates multi-tiered and coordinated immigration support services to children and families who have been separated at the border as a result of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Assemblymember Reyes Continues to Advocate for Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

San Bernardino - The senior population is growing in San Bernardino County and now, more than ever, identifying and solving issues they face is important to ensuring a respectable quality of life for them. Due to seniors being most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes coordinated an effort to provide seniors with resources they need. Committed to this task, Assemblymember Reyes held her 4th Annual Senior Advocacy Week from October 5th to the 9th; visiting 12 senior facilities.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Reform Signed by Governor

Sacramento – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), AB 2276, has been signed by Governor Newsom.  AB 2276 was introduced in response to a State Auditor’s Report, Childhood Lead Levels: Millions of Children in Medi-Cal Have Not Received Required Testing for Lead Poisoning that revealed over a million children in the Medi-Cal Program have not been properly screened for lead exposure.

Reyes’ Covid-19 Worker Protection Legislation Signed by Governor

Sacramento – AB 685, by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) was signed into law by Governor Newsom in Sacramento.  AB 685 requires employers to provide a notice within one business day to employees who have been exposed to COVID-19 at their worksite, and report to the California Department of Public Health if an outbreak occurs.    Current law does not require employers to notify their employees that they have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 at their work site.   California is still making progress to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases, but nonetheless the

Governor Signs Reyes’ Bill to Provide Employment Opportunities to Inmate Firefighters

Sacramento – AB 2147, legislation by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) which provides an expedited expungement process for formerly incarcerated individuals who have successfully participated with fire suppression activities has been signed by Governor Newsom making California the first state in the nation to provide this type of relief to the formerly incarcerated that served as inmate firefighters.

 

Assemblymember Eloise Reyes Collaborates with Community Organizations to Provide Food to Over 1,000 Families in San Bernardino

San Bernardino – California has emerged as the leader in the COVID-19 fight, not the leader in stopping this virus. California is now the leader in COVID-19 cases in the United States, surpassing New York. Helping to push the state towards achieving this bleak goal is San Bernardino County, which reported on Wednesday, July 22nd, 708 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional virus-related deaths. Confirming 25,775 cases of COVID-19 in the county — the fourth-highest case total in the state –– and 337 virus-related deaths, according to the County’s Dashboard.