Press Releases

Legislation Introduced to Establish Department of Early Child Development

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee introduced AB 2581, which establishes under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, a new Department of Early Childhood Development (DECD).  This new department would centralize the state’s administration and leadership of early child development policies and programs.

Assemblymember Reyes Statement on Governor’s State of the State Address

Sacramento – Today, Governor Newsom centered his State of the State address on how California must get serious with real solutions and actionable policies to address homelessness.  Given the size and scope of this problem, we must look at every tool and option that government has available to mitigate what has effectively become a failure of state and local policy.

Legislation Introduced in Response to State Audit

Sacramento – Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced legislation, AB 2276, 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.  Under the state’s Medi-Cal program, children are required to be screened for lead exposure at the ages of one and two.  Lead exposure in children can lead to learning disabilities and serious health consequences.  This is

Reyes Legislation to Provide Second Chances to Inmate Fire Crews

Sacramento – Assemblymember Reyes (D-San Bernardino) today introduced AB 2147, which would provide an expedited expungement process for inmates that have successfully participated as inmate hand crews actively assisting with fire suppression activities.

Governor Signs Reyes’ Census Legislation

Sacramento –Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1666 which requires the California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office to partner with local educational agencies to make information about the 2020 federal decennial census available to students and their parents at schools.  Assemblymember Reyes introduced AB 1666 in response to concerns that California may have difficulties in achieving a full census count due to the intimidation targeting immigrant communities and misinformation about the importance of the census.

Expedited Certification Process for U Visa and T Visa Applicants Signed into Law

Sacramento –Assembly Bill 917, authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes was signed into law by Governor Newsom.  AB 917 changes the certification process required for a U-Visa or T-Visa application to 30 days, or 7 days if the applicant is in removal proceedings.  The T-Visa and U-Visa programs were created by Congress nearly twenty years ago to provide a process for immigrant victims of crimes to remain in the United States and to create a safe space for immigrant communities to assist law enforcement investigations.

Reyes’ Legislation to Assist Survivors of Campus Doctor Headed to the Governor’s Desk

Sacramento- Today, Assembly Bill 1510 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) was voted out of the Assembly on concurrence and heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.  AB 1510 which will give victims of sexual assault that occurred at the University of Southern California student health center, an additional year to file their civil claims. The pattern of behavior revealed in the media coverage and through the subsequent witness testimonies provided shocking details of sexual assault and harassment inflicted on patients while Dr.