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Assemblywoman Patty López’s Consumer Education Bill Becomes Law

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ AB 2036, a bill introduced by Assemblywoman Patty López (D-San Fernando) to help parents make more informed decisions regarding childcare, was signed into law by Governor Brown on Friday.

This legislation requires online childcare job posting services, which advertise non-licensed caregivers (e.g., nannies and babysitters), to notify customers of California’s TrustLine Registry as well as provide a detailed overview of what is included in their third-party background checks. Customers may even bring civil action suits against these companies for failing to comply.

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El Proyecto de Ley Subvención de California de la Asambleísta Patty López Se Convierte en Ley

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ El proyecto de ley AB 1449 de la Asambleísta Patty López (D-San Fernando), fue promulgada por el Gobernador Jerry Brown la noche del miércoles.

Esta legislación permite a aquellos estudiantes académicamente elegibles y que no hayan obtenido un diploma de escuela secundaria o su equivalente a recibir el Derecho de Transferencia del subsidio (o “Cal Grant”) que es cuando se pasa de un colegio o universidad comunitaria de California para una universidad acreditada de cuatro años. Estos fondos se pueden aplicar hacia la matrícula, los libros y otros gastos.

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Assemblywoman Patty López’s Cal Grant Bill Becomes Law

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ Assemblywoman Patty López’s (D-San Fernando) bill, AB 1449, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown late Wednesday.

This legislation allows academically eligible students, who have not earned a high school diploma or its equivalency, to receive the Transfer Entitlement Grant (or “Cal Grant”) when moving from a California Community College to an accredited four-year university. These funds may be applied towards tuition, books and other expenses.

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Assemblywoman Patty López’s Housing Plan Adoption Bill Becomes Law

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ Assemblywoman Patty López’s (D-San Fernando) bill, AB 2685, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown late Friday.

This legislation requires all city and county planning agencies to review and compile comments from the general public on their draft housing plans, which outline proposed strategies for meeting existing and projected housing needs in the region. Each agency must then provide such feedback to local lawmakers prior to voting and implementation.

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El Proyecto de Ley sobre Plan de Vivienda de la Asambleísta Patty López fue Aprobada y Se Convierte en Ley

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ El proyecto de ley de la Asambleísta Patty López (D-San Fernando), AB 2685, fue promulgada por el Gobernador Jerry Brown la noche del viernes.

Esta legislación requiere que todas las agencias de planificación de la ciudad y del condado, revisen y recopilen los comentarios del público en general sobre sus proyectos de planes de vivienda, un esbozo del proyecto propuesto, las estrategias para atender necesidades actuales y futuras proyectadas sobre la vivienda en la región. Cada agencia, entonces, debe proporcionar dicha información a los legisladores locales antes de la votación y la aplicación.

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Assemblywoman Patty López Eases Financial Burden of Higher Education for Students

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ Assembly Bills 1449 and 2766, introduced by Assemblywoman Patty López (D-San Fernando) to financially assist college students, were both approved by the State Legislature on Tuesday and are now awaiting the Governor's signature.

AB 1449 qualifies individuals (with a minimum GPA of 2.4) who have not earned a high school diploma or equivalency for the Cal Grant Transfer Entitlement Program when moving from a California Community College to an accredited four-year university. These funds may be applied towards tuition, books and other expenses.

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Asambleísta Patty López Alivia Carga Financiera para Estudiantes de Educación Superior

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ Los Proyectos de Ley de la Asamblea 1449 y 2766, presentados por la Asambleísta Patty López (D-San Fernando) para ayudar económicamente a los estudiantes universitarios, fueron aprobados por la Legislatura del Estado este martes y ahora están a la espera de la firma del Gobernador.

AB 1449 califica individuos (con un promedio mínimo [GPA] de 2.4) que no han obtenido un diploma de secundaria o su equivalente para el programa de derecho de transferencia de Cal Grant cuando se pasa de una universidad comunitaria de California para una universidad acreditada de cuatro años. Estos fondos se pueden aplicar para la matrícula, los libros y otros gastos.

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Assemblywoman Patty López’s Dream Resource Bill Approved by State Senate

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ AB 2009, introduced by Assemblywoman Patty López (D-San Fernando) to offer college students much-needed support in a number of key areas, passed the State Senate on Monday and is now headed to the Governor’s desk.

This legislation designates what is known as a “Dream Resource Liaison” at all California Community College and California State University campuses, while requesting that University of California campuses do the same. The liaison would function as a trained advisor who may inform students ‒ particularly those who are undocumented ‒ of the many avenues of opportunity available to them as well as provide assistance with academic matters, financial aid, legal services and application processes.

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El Proyecto de Ley Recursos de “El Sueño” de la Asambleísta Patty López fue Aprobado por el Senado del Estado

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ El proyecto de ley AB 2009, presentado por la Asambleísta Patty López (D-San Fernando), ofrece apoyo a los estudiantes universitarios  que más lo necesitan en una serie de áreas clave, fue aprobada por el Senado Estatal el lunes y ahora se dirige al escritorio del Gobernador.

Esta legislación es conocida como un “Enlace de Recursos de Sueños” designada en todos los Colegios Comunitarios de California y en los campus de Universidades del Estado de California. La persona que funja como “el enlace” sería como un asesor capacitado que pueda informar a los estudiantes ‒ en particular aquellos que son indocumentados ‒ de los recursos y de las oportunidades disponibles para ellos, así como proporcionar asistencia en los temas académicos, ayuda financiera, servicios legales y procesos de aplicación.

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Assemblywoman Patty López Delivers Two Foster Care Bills to Governor’s Desk

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SACRAMENTO, CA ‒ Introduced earlier this year by Assemblywoman Patty López (D-San Fernando) to assist our foster youth, Assembly Bills 885 and 2767 have been approved by the State Legislature and are presently awaiting the Governor’s signature.

AB 885 removes administrative barriers for 18 to 21-year-olds who must reenter foster care when their permanent relationship with a guardian or adoptive parent is disrupted. It was designed to clarify the provisions of a previous bill that placed undue burden on former foster children who found themselves without any means of care or support.

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