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SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 1838, which allows graduates of accelerated and fully accredited medical education programs to become licensed physicians in California, was signed into law today by Governor Brown. This bill will allow more physicians to practice in California and help doctors incur less student debt.
“Currently California faces an extreme shortage of trained medical residents and physicians,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “AB 1838 is an innovative step towards addressing this problem and meeting the needs of our communities, without diminishing the quality of patient care.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla’s AB 2560, which sailed through the legislature with strong support from both the Senate and Assembly, was signed into law today by Governor Brown. Assembly Bill 2560 ensures that applicants, who submit an initial or renewal credential application, clearly understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters. This measure was created to address the growing number of cases across the state involving child abuse in schools. The delay in response time has allowed for incidences of physical and sexual student abuse to go unaddressed.
“Student safety is an important priority in our schools,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “It is imperative that all school employees clearly understand that once abuse is suspected, the appropriate intervention occurs immediately. AB 2560 reinforces the actions that must be taken to protect our students and maintain a trusting school environment.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 2560, which passed both houses with unanimous bipartisan support, is now on its way to the Governor’s desk for final approval before it is signed into law. Assembly Bill 2560 ensures that applicants, who submit an initial or renewal credential application, understand their responsibilities as mandated reporters. This bill was introduced to address the recent spike in troubling cases involving child abuse in schools.
“The safety of our students should always be our number one priority,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “It is unfathomable that children are not only being abused, but that misinterpretations of the law have allowed for it to persist.”
SACRAMENTO—Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) held a press conference today with the parents of Sofia Liu, the six-year old girl who was killed when hit by a San Francisco Uber driver on New Year’s Eve. This incident has been the catalyst to raise national awareness about the importance of ride-sharing companies having appropriate insurance coverage for its drivers.
Bonilla is authoring legislation (AB 2293), which passed unanimously in the Assembly and is being considered today by the Senate Insurance Committee. The legislation requires Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber, Lyft, and others to provide commercial insurance from app on to app off and disclose to drivers that their personal insurance will not provide coverage when a personal car is used for TNC services.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s measure, AB 1147, was approved today by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development. This bill, which also includes joint authorship from Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), is a major reform measure that will overhaul California’s existing massage therapy law.
“This monumental reform is long overdue and seeks to address multiple issues plaguing the massage therapy industry that affect communities all over California where illegitimate massage businesses exist,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “AB 1147 will put land use authority back in the hands of local governments, where it belongs, so human trafficking and other illicit activity can be eradicated.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s bill, AB 2418, was approved today by the Assembly with strong bipartisan support. This measure improves the process for medical patients to obtain their prescription drugs and follow their doctor’s instructions on taking their medication.
“AB 2418 gives patients an option so that they can receive their prescription medication in a way that best suits their needs,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “This bill creates processes that improve patients’ access to medications and encourages interaction between patients, pharmacists and doctors to ensure patients receive their medications in a timely, convenient manner.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s measure, AB 2293, was approved today on the Assembly floor with a 71-0 vote. This bill clarifies insurance coverage plans for transportation network companies (TNC) and requires important disclosures to TNC drivers that ensure all parties are aware of the insurance policy coverage in place.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) joined the rest of the Legislative Women’s Caucus at a State Capitol news conference to announce they’ve sent a letter with their list of priorities to the leaders of the Senate and Assembly and Governor Jerry Brown. In the letter the Women’s Caucus says the upcoming state budget for 2014/15 should include appropriate funds to cover the cost of a coherent early care and education (ECE) policy. It is well documented that access to quality and state supported ECE contributes to children's well-being, brain development and school readiness; begins to address the achievement gap evidenced in later school as well as the opportunity gap that often determines lifelong success; fights poverty by allowing low-income parents to work and participate in education and training; and provides employment and small business opportunities for instructors and providers. Here’s more from Assemblymember Bonilla in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla’s legislation, which improves the process for medical patients to obtain their prescription drugs and follow their doctor’s instructions on taking their medication, was approved today by the Assembly committee on Health with a unanimous vote of 19-0.
“Following your doctor’s instructions for taking your medication is a critical component of being in good health,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla (D-Concord). “AB 2418 creates processes that improve patients’ access to medications and encourages interaction between patients, pharmacists and doctors to ensure patients receive medications in a timely, convenient manner.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla’s measure, AB 2501, was approved today by the Assembly Public Safety committee. This bill ensures that criminal defendants cannot use the so-called “panic defense” claim in an attempt to lower a charge from murder to manslaughter, or to escape conviction all together.
“It is appalling that defendants are currently allowed to use the ‘panic defense’ tactic in court to take advantage of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity, as justification for their acts of violence,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “With this bill, we are making it very clear that discrimination against people of the LGBT community is never acceptable and certainly has no place in our justice system.”