Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman believes it is her responsibility as an elected office holder to develop the next generation of leaders. This year, she is unveiling the start of a program to do just that for the 13th Assembly District: The Young Legislators Program, the goal of which is to prepare the young people of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Read More
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(SACRAMENTO, CA) - The joint authors of California’s End of Life Option Act, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), released the following statement on the enactment of the End of Life Option Act today:
“Today is a historic day for Californians who are terminally ill and want an additional option to those that previously existed. The End of Life Option Act is now law and available to terminally ill Californians.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, on Monday called for the resignation of the judge who sentenced a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman to just six months in county jail.
Brock Turner, 20, was arrested January 18, after two Stanford graduate students confronted him after spotting him lying on top of a woman near a garbage bin on the Palo Alto campus. He was convicted in May of three felonies: assault with intent to commit rape, sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an intoxicated woman with a foreign object. He could have been sentenced to up to 14 years in state prison; the prosecutor asked for six.
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman that would make more fresh food available to food banks was passed from the Assembly on Wednesday on a vote of 70 to 0.
Farmers who donate food are eligible for a state tax credit, but are limited to fresh fruits and vegetables and must use a burdensome system to quantify the value of the donation. Eggman’s bill, AB 1577, expands the list of eligible foods to include nuts, beans, dried fruit and meat, among other foods.
SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, to force a public vote on a controversial plan to divert water from the Delta through two massive underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday.
The progress of the bill, AB 1713, through the legislative process and all the way to the Appropriations Committee, just one step from a vote on the Assembly floor, was unprecedented. Similar bills introduced in the past have failed to advance from even a single committee.
SACRAMENTO – Paul Fairbrook, of Stockton, who escaped Nazi Germany with his family and later enlisted in the U.S. Army, was recognized along with other survivors and their descendants on the floor of the State Assembly on Monday during the Annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony.
As children growing up in Germany during the rise of the Nazi party, Fairbrook and his brother were thrown out of the German Boy Scouts and denied admission to school because they were Jewish.
(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Civic Engagement, held a hearing at Los Angeles Public Library on Friday, May 13th to discuss the importance of, barriers to, and the various ways to increase civic engagement. "If we can't have some of the more commonplace dialogues first, then what are we left with when we really try to talk about some of the very big things?" Learn more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman and Senator Lois Wolk announced on Monday that they will request a state audit of California Water Fix, the new name for a very old project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
“There are still too many unanswered questions about how the Twin Tunnels are to be funded and who is going to pay for them,” said Eggman, D-Stockton. “With a federal investigation pending into whether billions of dollars meant for other purposes have already been misused, it is time for us to demand a higher level of scrutiny and public accountability for this project.”
SACRAMENTO – Legislation that would prohibit the building of the twin delta tunnels unless approved by Californians in a statewide vote passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife today. Assembly Bill 1713, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), addresses Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix plan, otherwise known as the delta twin tunnel proposal, which would divert water from the San Joaquin Delta.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following joint statement on the adjournment of the state legislature’s second extraordinary session and the pending effective date of ABX2-15, the End of Life Option Act:
“Successfully passing this law was an uphill battle every step of the way. We were inspired and supported by the stories of struggle and pain that were shared by courageous advocates. The End of Life Option Act ensures that terminally ill Californians will not be denied death with dignity. We are grateful that the law will soon be in effect.”
(Sacramento) – At a joint legislative hearing of the Assembly Appropriations and Senate Government Finance Committees, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) pressed for a statewide vote on the Governor’s proposed “twin tunnels” project to carry water under the Delta to Southern California. “An enormous amount of time and energy has been wasted rebranding and repackaging the same old Peripheral Canal plan that voters rejected decades ago,” Assemblymember Eggman said. “It’s tragic that despite our ongoing drought, this flawed plan is being forced on us without any true debate even though it will not add one drop of water to California’s supply, but it will raise the water rates and potentially property taxes of millions of Californians.” Assemblymember Eggman has proposed legislation to force a statewide vote on the project.