Press Releases

Assemblymember Reyes Statement on Governor Newsom’s Inauguration

Sacramento –Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) released the following statement in regards to the inauguration of Governor Newsom earlier today.

“As the 40th Governor of our great state, Gavin Newsom is uniquely positioned to continue the progress made by his predecessor, Governor Brown. I look forward to the next four years under his watch as he continues to move California forward for all Californians.”

Assemblymember Reyes to Chair Human Services Committee

San Bernardino –Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D- San Bernardino) has been announced as chair of the Assembly Committee on Human Services.  The Human Services Committee has jurisdiction over such vital issues as child care, homelessness, CalFRESH, CalWORKs, community care licensing, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), foster care and developmental services.

Assemblymember Reyes Introduces Legislation to Assist Victims of Harassment

Sacramento– In one of her first acts after being sworn in for her second term in the Assembly, Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced, along with Assemblymember Laura Friedman, AB 9 which extends the administrative timeline to bring forward a complaint of workplace harassment from one year to three years.

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Collect Data On EMT Hiring Practices

Sacramento– AB 2293 by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill requires local emergency medical service (EMS) agencies to submit data on the approval or denial of EMT-I and EMT-II applicants with criminal records. The bill will also create greater transparency in the hiring practices of local EMS agencies, and will contribute to a better understanding of how to achieve more equitable hiring practices for job applicants with a criminal history.

Legislation to Protect Veterans Signed by Governor

Sacramento- On Thursday, September 6th, Governor Brown signed AB 2568 by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), a bill that requires county jails to determine a veteran’s status or previous military service when they are processed after an arrest.

Legislation to Ensure Lead Testing for Children Heads for Governor’s Signature

Sacramento- AB 2122 by Assemblymembers Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) is headed to Governor Brown after passing the Assembly floor on a unanimous, bi-partisan 80-0 vote. The bill would require the Department of Health Care Services to ensure that Medi-Cal enrolled children are blood lead tested.  The bill also requires the department to notify parents and health providers when a Medi-Cal enrolled child misses a required blood lead test.

Sexual Harassment Legislation, the SHARE Act, Moves to Governor Brown’s Desk for Signature

Sacramento –Earlier this week, AB 1870 authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) the Stop Harassment and Reporting Extension (SHARE) Act, passed the Assembly floor on Concurrence on its way to Governor Brown’s Desk where it now waits to be signed. The bill is one of the foundational pieces of legislation around the #MeToo movement in California.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Creating Dolores Huerta Day Honoring Labor and Civil Rights Icon

Sacramento –Earlier today, Governor Brown signed AB 2644, the Dolores Huerta Day, by Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino). The bill designates April 10th each year as Dolores Huerta Day in the state and encourages all public schools and educational institutions to observe that date by conducting exercises remembering the life of Dolores Huerta and recognizing her accomplishments and the contributions she has made and continues to make to California.