SACRAMENTO – A bill by Stockton Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman improving online access to doctors’ disciplinary records was signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
STOCKTON — Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, is one-for-two this legislative session getting bills passed to increase transparency and control at assisted-living facilities in the state.
The two bills were part of a pack of proposed reform legislation after widespread outrage when residents at an assisted living facility in Castro Valley were all but abandoned by staff when the operation was shut down in 2013.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman’s bill to establish Northern California’s first National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program was passed from the Legislature on Thursday.
The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program is designed to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of high school. The program has a five-month residential phase followed by 12 months of mentoring. There are currently two ChalleNGe programs in California – one in San Luis Obispo and the other in Los Alamitos. Between them, those academies graduate an average of 800 students a year. The program is operated by the California National Guard in cooperation with local school districts. It is authorized and funded through the Department of Defense, with management and oversight from the National Guard Bureau.
"The new water bond, AB 1471, is a substantial improvement on the bond voters would have faced in November. We were able to secure protections for the Delta that have no equivalent in the earlier bond, as well as needed funds for levee improvement to protect Delta communities. This agreement proves there is no necessary conflict between what's good for the Delta and what's good for the state.
The protections for the Delta that I and other Delta legislators fought for and were able to secure include restrictions that forbid instream flow purchases that are required to operate the Twin Tunnels.
Furthermore, AB 1471 requires the state and state agencies to coordinate any habitat restoration project in the Delta with our communities.
Perhaps most important, there was $1.5 billion in the 2009 bond specifically earmarked to fund and support the Bay Delta Conservation Plan and the Twin Tunnels. How much in AB 1471? $0.
AB 1471 also introduces the following restrictions on the use of bond funds:
Together, these protections and the storage, clean drinking water and other important programs funded in the rest of the bond, comprise, if not a perfect bond, a vast improvement on the alternative that may very well have passed muster with voters, who are feeling the effects of California's ongoing drought.
The Delta's legislative delegation has provided voters with a better option; now it is for them to decide."
STOCKTON - With Gov. Jerry Brown leading the way, a 100-strong delegation of elected officials, public officials and business leaders will embark Sunday on a four-day trade and investment mission to Mexico City.
Among the group will be Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, who chairs the state Assembly's agriculture committee and will be the sole elected official on the trip who is from the Central Valley.
STOCKTON - Stockton Assemblywoman Susan Eggman's 18-month plan to help bring a National Guard military-themed school to San Joaquin County looks to have cleared its final hurdle - state funding.
(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 1571, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), which would improve oversight and standard of care at residential elder care facilities, is part of a package of legislation known as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act. Assemblymember Eggman authored AB 1571 following revelations of severe lapses in care and oversight at residential care facilities in Castro Valley and San Diego County. Assemblymember Eggman is a social worker by background, and brought with her to the legislature a commitment to improving end-of-life care and care for the elderly. Here’s Assemblymember Eggman presenting her bill to the Assembly Human Services Committee in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) joined other lawmakers for a state capitol news conference recently to highlight legislation by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) which would bring the state's birth certificates in line with today's California families. Assembly Bill 1951 would modernize California's birth certificate system by ensuring LGBT parents can accurately record their relationships to their children.. Assemblymember Eggman said, "We've come a long way, especially in California, on determining and establishing and recognizing LGBT rights."
Stocktonian Bonnie Lew was honored Monday afternoon on the floor of the California State Assembly as the 13th Assembly District’s 2014 Woman of the Year.
Born in San Francisco in 1946, Bonnie moved to the Mississippi Delta with her parents when she was eight years old. There, her family opened a grocery store in an African-American neighborhood in Clarksdale. The family lived behind their store, serving those who were not welcome to shop in the supermarkets on the “white” side of town. Navigating between two worlds, Bonnie’s time was spent in school or working in the grocery store. Her one outlet was her weekly trip to the city library, so it is not surprising that she became a librarian.
SACRAMENTO - A year ago this month, Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, was still settling into her seat in the Legislature.
She had just been named chairwoman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and had introduced a farmland-preservation bill, AB823, hoping it would force a minimum mitigation standard for urban development projects statewide.