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(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton) has signed on as a principal co-author of Senate Bill 128, the End of Life Option Act, and is its chief advocate in the Assembly. This is a bill to authorize the medical practice of aid-in-dying in California. The legislation is modeled on legislation in Oregon and other states where aid-in-dying has been proven to be effective and successful. During a state capitol news conference when SB 128 was introduced, Assemblymember Eggman said, “People want a range of options. For some people that’s hospice. For some people that’s palliative care. For some people that’s treatment no matter what.” The family of Brittany Maynard and other advocates joined the presser. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman has introduced legislation that would extend to widowed homeowners and other heirs the same legal protections granted to homeowners.
It is not uncommon for only one person in a household to be listed on a given mortgage, and lenders have argued that the protections for homeowners created by the California Homeowner Bill of Rights (HBOR) do not extend to their widows, widowers and other surviving heirs.
Currently, these homeowners can find themselves caught in a “Catch 22” if they seek a loan modification: Servicers tell them that they can’t modify the loan until they assume the mortgage, but won’t let them assume the mortgage unless they show they can afford it. As a result, mortgage payments are missed, fees rack up, and foreclosure becomes more likely.
SACRAMENTO – A bill introduced by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman extends to all stalking victims a right to force their stalkers to move well away from them upon release, whether they served their sentence in state prison or county jail.
The bill, AB 231, would forbid a convicted stalker, who is under county supervision, from moving within 35 miles of their victim's home or place of work. The protection must be requested by the victim, and is subject to state approval.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton) was one of the featured guests on KPCC Radio’sAirTalk with Larry Mantel to discuss new legislation (SB 128) dubbed the End of Life Option Act.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (Stockton), Chair of the Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court agreeing to hear appeals on gay marriage bans from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which include Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
“Marriage equality has been a priority and a dream of the LGBT community for decades. With now 36 states, including the District of Columbia, allowing same-sex marriage, we have momentum on our side.
The institution of marriage not only provides certain legal and financial privileges, it is a powerful symbolic gesture of love and commitment. Marrying my partner of 32 years last year was one of the greatest days of my life. It was an experience and an opportunity that many loving couples across the country are still denied. The institution of marriage not only provides over 1,000 legal and financial privileges, it is a powerful symbol of a couple’s love and commitment. It is something to be cherished and shared.
SACRAMENTO – A report released today by the State Auditor, requested by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D – Stockton, reveals a program to charge fees for 24-hour, out-of-home care of disabled children is “riddled” with delays and inconsistencies and is leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars uncollected.
The Department of Developmental Services Parental Fee Program assesses a fee to parents of children who receive 24-hour out-of-home care, based upon a fee schedule that takes into account adjusted gross income, family size, and the age of the child in placement.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, released the following statement Friday on Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for 2015-2016.
“As California’s economy recovers it’s important to balance investment in the state’s future against the need for continued fiscal prudence. This proposal is both prudent and forward-looking, continuing to pay off debt while addressing infrastructural needs and increasing investment in educating California’s children.
SACRAMENTO – On the first day of the new legislative session, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced a bill requiring the state to study the feasibility of establishing a California State University campus in the city of Stockton.
The bill, Assembly Bill 38, directs the Legislative Analyst’s Office to conduct the study and report its findings to the legislature.
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to establish in San Joaquin County a new National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program, the first of its kind in Northern California, has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
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.