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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Stockton's freshman Democratic assemblywoman, Susan Talamantes Eggman, had her first piece of legislation signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.
Assembly Bill 372 improves opportunities for military veterans seeking jobs with the state by eliminating a Vietnam-era policy that prevented them from earning preference for civil service positions requiring a bachelor's degree and two years of experience. It also ensures that every veteran who earns a qualifying score on an open, nonpromotional state civil service exam gets placed on the hiring list.
The bill passed both houses of the state Legislature with bipartisan support and no organized opposition.
"In general, it's good policy. As our world has changed, our laws should change too," Eggman said.
"During the Vietnam War, the state excluded veterans on the justification that granting them preference for service undermined the principle of merit. Service is merit," she said.
(Sacramento) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes-Eggman (D-Stockton) which would prohibit law enforcement agencies from requiring crime victims to prove they are in the country legally in order for them to get information on crime incidents, is moving through the capitol process. The bill would also require a state or local law enforcement agency, if it requires identification, to accept certain forms of identification from the victim of an incident to obtain that information. Assembly Bill 11-95 puts Assemblymember Eggman in the forefront of advocating for undocumented immigrants, who often are reluctant to come forward when they are crime victims. Here’s more in this Assembly Web Report.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman’s first bill – improving opportunities for veterans in state civil service – was signed into law Monday by the governor.
The first bill Eggman introduced, AB 372 eliminates a Vietnam-era policy that prevented veterans from earning preference for state civil service positions requiring a bachelor’s degree and two years of experience. The bill also ensures that every veteran who achieves a qualifying score on an open, non-promotional state civil service exam is placed on the hiring list.
(Stockton, CA) -- Several hundred people attended a special town hall meeting, hosted by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), to explain how Covered California will be implementing the Affordable Care Act here in the Golden State. Assemblymember Eggman said there is a huge need for the ACA in the Central Valley. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement that Caltrans would cease the controversial removal of signs demonstrating opposition to the “Twin Tunnels” plan, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman released the following statement:
“I am encouraged that Caltrans seems to be doing the right thing. It was very concerning not only that the law was not being correctly applied, but also that there was a glaring inequity created by the removal, given the well-known and extremely high profile signs calling for increased water exports along Interstate 5 and Highway 99 near Bakersfield.”
(Sacramento) -- Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) speaks from the Assembly floor on June 27, 2013 before a vote on AB 93, Gov. Brown’s plan for Enterprise Zone reform. Acknowledging the need for reform, Eggman addressed San Joaquin County’s need for tools to encourage and attract business. A follow-up bill, SB 90, made several changes to AB 93 so that it would better suit the needs of California’s Central Valley. Here's more from Assemblymember Eggman in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO, CA – After appearing with other members of the LGBT Caucus this morning, where she spoke passionately about the Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Prop. 8, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman released the following statement:
"I met my partner of 31 years, Renee, while we were both serving together in the U.S. Army. It was important to us that we not marry until the union was recognized under federal law. The Supreme Court's decision has made that possible, and I am overjoyed at what this means for us, our family, and many others."
"The last few years have seen sweeping changes in the way Americans think about LGBT rights. Last year there was the end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and this year dozens of U.S. Senators and members of Congress who voted for the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 weighed in for its repeal. The fall of Prop. 8 means another regressive response to the rising profile of the LGBT community has toppled."
"This is possible because of the hard work of the LGBT pioneers who came before us, but also because of an evolution in the way Americans think about equality. I am confident that if Prop. 8 were to go before voters today or next year, it would fail."
"This victory occurs at the same time, however, that the Supreme Court has repealed an important component of the Voting Rights Act, and failed to uphold a lower court's decision in support of affirmative action. There are still many states where marriage inequality is the law of the land. The shift in attitudes is in our favor, but there is always work to be done."
Court's order can't be used as excuse not to fix policy
Excerpted from The Record, (Stockton, Calif.)
“State lawmakers have offered several bills to tweak realignment, including one by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman. The Stockton Democrat's proposal would give judges discretion to send some who violate their parole back to state prison for up to a year rather than to county jail for a maximum of 180 days.
Unfortunately, the Assembly Public Safety Committee last week held Eggman's proposal for further study after hearing CDCR officials testify about prison overcrowding. They fear proposals to modify realignment will increase the state prison population, making it even harder to comply with the court's order.
Fine, as long as this bill and the others are actually studied and not simply shelved. Prison realignment, which became the law in October 2011, was the state's hurry-up approach to the federal order to reduce the number of inmates incarcerated. Nobody claimed the approach was perfect and indeed it has been demonstrated to be anything but.”
Top administrator admits tunnels won’t save the Delta
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman joined other Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta legislators calling for a halt to the controversial Bay Delta Conservation Plan, following remarks by Natural Resources Agency Deputy Director Jerry Meral that the plan “has never been about saving the Delta. The Delta cannot be saved.”
Dr. Meral made the remarks while speaking with Tom Stokely of the California Water Impact Network (C-WIN) at a meeting with Northern California's Native American Tribes on Monday, April 15.