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Eggman bill would ban employers from seeking applicants’ salary history

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SACRAMENTO – A bill introduced Tuesday by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman would ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants, a practice that contributes to women being paid less than their male co-workers.

The bill, AB 168, prohibits employers from asking for or looking for the salary history of a job applicant, either personally or through an intermediary. A provision also requires employers to disclose to an applicant, upon request, the pay scale for a position.

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Governor signs Eggman bill enabling recycling of CRT glass

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors.

The growing availability and affordability of digital flat screen TVs and monitors has rendered CRT technology obsolete in the U.S. As people upgrade to digital displays, they discard their old televisions and monitors.

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Eggman bill enabling recycling of CRT glass awaits governor’s signature

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SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors, passed from the legislature this week and now awaits the governor’s signature.

The growing availability and affordability of digital flat screen TVs and monitors has rendered CRT technology obsolete in the U.S. As people upgrade to digital displays, they discard their old televisions and monitors.

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Delta legislators’ request for audit of Twin Tunnels approved

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SACRAMENTO – A bipartisan majority of state legislators on Wednesday approved a financial audit of the controversial Twin Tunnels project.

The audit was requested by legislators representing the San Joaquin Delta, led by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, and State Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis. Their request followed revelations of questionable spending and accounting practices by at least one water contractor that would benefit from the project, and the announcement that the U.S. Dept. of the Interior’s Inspector General is auditing the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s financial support of the Twin Tunnels project.

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Eggman statement on budget deal approved by Legislature

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The budget passed by the State Legislature Wednesday does many great things: it provides greater funding for affordable housing, builds the state’s Rainy Day Fund reserves, provides substantial new investment in higher education, and repeals the Maximum Family Grant.

The higher education provisions in total will make a great difference in the lives of Californians. The budget includes an additional $235 million for the California State University system, increases the number of slots for California students at Universities of California, caps out-of-state student enrollment, and provides another $190 million for the U.C. system. For community colleges, the budget supports two percent growth in enrollment and provides an additional $200 million to expand career technical education programs.

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Authors’ Statement on End of Life Option Act Enactment

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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.

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Assemblymember Eggman calls for sentencing judge in Stanford rape case to step down

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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.

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Eggman bill to increase fresh food donations passes Assembly

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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.

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