2020 -- Legislation related to Insurance, local government, domestic violence, healthcare access and housing.
Signed - SB 1141 Domestic violence: coercive control. The bill would add “coercive control” to the Family Code. This behavior of coercive control includes: Isolating the victim from friends, relatives, or other support; depriving the victim of basic necessities; controlling the victim’s communications, daily behavior, finances, economic resources, and many other behaviors that cause severe emotional distress.
Signed - SB 1276 The Comprehensive Statewide Domestic Violence Program. The bill removes the 10 percent cash or in-kind matching requirement for state grants awarded to domestic violence programs that provide essential resources. In addition to state requirements, domestic violence service providers must also meet match fund requirements for federal funding sources.
Signed - SB 1212 Joint powers authorities: San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust: board of directors. It will strengthens the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust by making three changes to the board. First, it will guarantee continuity of experience by staggering the two-year terms of board members. Second, it will expand housing and homelessness expertise on the board. Third, it will ensure board decisions are equitable by requiring city representatives on the board be from different cities.
Signed - SB 1307 Street lighting systems: City of Rosemead This bill will allow the City of Rosemead to utilize funding established through the 1919 Lighting District funds for public benefits allowed under 1972 Landscape and Lighting Act.
2019 - Legislation related to Insurance, local government, domestic violence, education, healthcare access and the homeless population.
Domestic Violence Protection
Signed - SB 273 The Phoenix Act. This bill would provide additional time for domestic violence survivors to come forward about their abuse by extending the statute of limitations to 5 years. In addition, this bill will include specified techniques when handling incidents of domestic violence under the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) guidelines.
Signed - SB 316 Domestic Violence Hotline: High School. The bill would require public and higher education institutions to print the telephone number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline on student ID cards.
Signed - SB 570 Low Cost Auto Insurance. Extends the sunset date for the low cost auto insurance program under the Dept. of Insurance to January 1, 2025. Makes several incremental augmentations to the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program that eliminate gender bias, expand access to students, ease income eligibility reporting requirements, simplify the consumer notice, and eliminate outdated code sections
Signed - SB 309 California Senior Legislature. The bill would delete the provisions under the Franchise Tax Board requiring a minimum donation of $250 thousand for the “California Senior Legislature” and recent amendments add back the sunset date of January 1, 2025. This bill would allow seniors to continue their participation in the democratic process. CSL, since its inception, has passed and had over 200 proposals signed into law.
Signed - SB 324 City of Temple: Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972. This bill would authorize Temple City’s “Citywide Landscape and Lighting District” to use funds levied under the Street Lighting Act of 1919 for the purpose of performing maintenance and improvements pursuant to the Landscape and Lighting Act of 1972. By allowing the use of funding to be used for maintenance and improvements, constituents in the City of Temple City will reap the local benefits.
Signed - SB 413 San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority. This bill would reduce costs and increase the efficiency of the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority by changing its election schedule and streamlining reporting requirements.
Signed - SB 478 Teacher Credentialing. This bill reduces the representatives of the public on the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) from four to three and adds one certificated human resources administrator in a public elementary or secondary school in California. It also eliminates the reference to the member representative from the California Postsecondary Education Commission on the CTC.
Signed - SB 687 Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council. This bill would expand the Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to include a member from higher education to advocate for students who are experiencing homelessness.
Signed - SB 751 San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust. This bill would authorize the creation of the San Gabriel Valley Regional Housing Trust, a joint powers authority, and would allow the cities within the jurisdiction of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments to fund housing to assist the homeless and persons of extremely low, very low, and low income.