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Please join us for AB 60 Information Night on Tuesday, December 16 to learn more about the new driver's license law for undocumented immigrants.
This free information session will provide answers to your questions about Assembly Bill (AB) 60.
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County's Washington United Youth Center
921 S 1st Street, San Jose, CA
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Office of Assemblymember Nora Campos
California Department of Insurance
California Department of Motor Vehicles
California Highway Patrol
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Mexican Consulate of San Jose
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It was a good week for the 90 students at Merritt Trace Elementary School in San Jose who climbed into a mobile eye exam van and emerged with the promise of a free pair of eyeglasses. But for thousands of students across the state who need glasses but don’t have them, it was another blurry week of not seeing the blackboard or the letters in a book.
Effective Jan. 1, two new state laws will clarify and expand the protocol for mandatory vision screening of students, but they don’t address the crux of a major children’s health conundrum: ensuring that students who fail the vision test actually get eyeglasses.
Among the laws introduced this week by state legislators as they entered a new session was one that focuses on police militarization in California.
SACRAMENTO -- The state lawmakers who gathered in Sacramento Monday to see newly elected members sworn in had a different look from the group before November's election -- there were fewer Democrats.
Political scandals that unfolded earlier this year cost the party its two-thirds supermajority grip on the Senate. Last month, Democrats lost a few key Assembly races, unexpectedly eliminating the party's supermajority in the lower house, too.
Local police forces’ militarization would be curtailed on the ground and in the air, under bills introduced Monday by a South Bay lawmaker.
Assemblywoman Nora Campos, D-San Jose, introduced a bill that would forbid local law enforcement agencies from buying surplus military equipment without public input and approval from their local elected governing body, like a city council or a county board of supervisors.
With a room full of freshly sworn-in state legislators looking back at her, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, offered a few hints on Monday of how this incoming legislative class will differ from those who have governed California in years past.
The man Atkins heralded as the longest-tenured “dean” of the Assembly – Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Los Angeles – was elected in 2010. He is 40 years old. Atkins later instructed new members on the mechanics of voting.
Aiming to close a legal loophole that allowed L.A. Unified attorneys to argue that a 14-year-old girl could consent to sex with her teacher, a state assemblywoman introduced a bill Monday that would bar that defense in civil cases.
Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose) said she was outraged when she learned that the district successfully used the argument to combat claims for financial compensation filed last year by the girl. The student said she suffered emotional trauma after her then-teacher at Edison Middle School in Los Angeles lured her into sex for several months four years ago.
California’s civil code would say that teenagers must be at least 18 to consent to sex under a bill Assemblywoman Nora Campos said she plans to introduce Monday, the Legislature’s first day of the 2015-16 session.
The state’s criminal code already says 18 is the age of consent, but a recent civil case in which the Los Angeles Unified School District argued that a 14-year-old girl consented to have sex with her 28-year-old teacher prompted Campos to call for a change.
KPCC's report earlier this month on the LAUSD's argument in a civil lawsuit that a 14-year-old can consent to sex with her 28-year-old teacher has prompted three state lawmakers to introduce bills designed to make sure that can't happen again.
The girl's family had sued the L.A. Unified School District, seeking financial compensation for the district's handling of the situation. LAUSD's defense rested in part on its assertion that the girl bore some responsibility for the sexual relationship.
Please visit the District 5 United website, where you can submit your name in support of the Alum Rock BART station, which will be a critical transportation hub for our community.