AB 430 adopts audit findings to address transparency and oversight of LA County trauma and emergency services funding
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) introduced Assembly Bill 430, which implements the California State Auditor’s recommendations to provide greater fiscal stewardship, transparency and oversight of Measure B funding decisions.
Specifically, the bill requires Los Angeles County to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the County’s trauma network and requires the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to re-establish the Measure B Oversight Committee as it has not revisited its allocation of Measure B funds in over a decade.
AB 393 aims to assist veteran students enrolling in community colleges
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) introduced AB 393, which establishes a competitive grant program to fund Veteran Resource Centers (VRCs) in California’s Community College system.
“A 2014 report released by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office found that Veteran Resource Centers are integral in assessing and responding to the unique needs of veteran students,” said Assemblymember Hernández. “Veteran students should have one place on each campus to receive assistance. I am especially concerned that my constituents in the San Gabriel Valley have access to only a few VRCs.”
AB 278 will require cities with a population of 100,000 or more residents to conduct district based elections.
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) introduced AB 278 that requires district-based method of elections for cities whose population meets or exceeds 100,000 residents as of the federal decennial census.
“District-based elections benefit voters by ensuring that every community is represented on their city council. This in turn, makes an equitable distribution of resources more likely,” said Hernández. “Every voter will know which council member they can petition and hold accountable.”
AB 246 would safeguard law enforcement officials from individuals targeting them for killings
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Roger Hernández introduced legislation last Friday, AB 246, that will define “hate crimes” to include the assassination or the attempted assassination of a peace officer. The legislation stems from Assemblymember Hernández‘s personal family experience when his brother, Gilbert Hernández, was involved in a shooting that targeted police officers.
“Police officers across our state put their lives at risk daily when they proudly put on their uniform,” said Assemblymember Hernández. “No one should be targeted simply for wearing a badge. AB 246 will send a loud and clear message: we value our law enforcement officers as those who stand between our families and those who wish to harm them.”
AB 248 ensures all plans sold in California offer comprehensive health coverage
SACRAMENTO, CA—Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D –West Covina) introduced Assembly Bill248that will protect Californiaworkers by requiring large employers to offer only comprehensive health insurance to their employees. Specifically, AB 248 would prohibit health plans or insurers from offering large employers coverage unless it is 60% minimum value or higher.
Under federal and state law this is already required of individuals and small employers but not for large employers. This bill closes that loophole by ensuring that a limited benefit health plan can only be sold as supplemental comprehensive insurance coverage.
El Monte, CA – Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández hosted a dedication ceremony to unveil the highly anticipated Shirpser Mural, at his alma mater, Shirpser School Elementary.Hernández partnered with local artist, Dolores Haro, and Shirpser Elementary School to create a mural that reflected the essence of the El Monte community. This mural is a tribute to the City’s rich culture, historical landmarks, and highlights Shirpser’s students’ creative submissions.
“I was you. I walked the hallways of this school. I played here during recess when I was your age. Today, I am here, as a former student from Shirpser, honoring your work. It is my hope that this mural inspires future generations to create and enjoy the arts and to take pride in our community. This mural represents our shared vision and I thank all of you for your strong commitment to the success of our students,” stated Hernández.
In Celebration of Women's History Month, Assemblymember Roger Hernández is currently accepting nominations for the Annual "Women of the Year" awards. The award will honor the work, service and commitment of exceptional women in the 48th Assembly District who have contributed to our communities.
*Nominees must live, work, and/or volunteer in the 48th Assembly District to qualify as candidates for the award.
The 48th Assembly District includes all or portions of the following communities: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, Monrovia, West Covina and the San Gabriel Valley unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County, including Bassett, Charter Oak, Citrus, East Arcadia, Ramona, Royal Oaks and Valinda.
WEST COVINA — Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D –West Covina) is now accepting nominations for the annual Woman of the Year - 48th Assembly District recognition ceremony. Categories can include but are not limited to art, business, community service, education, health services, military, under 30, and sports.
“In honor of Women’s History Month, our office is currently seeking nominations to recognize exceptional women who live or work within the 48th Assembly District and who have made significant contributions to our communities. Please help us recognize distinguished women who make an impact day-to-day,” stated Assemlyman Roger Hernandez.
SACRAMENTO — The Governor today signed Assembly Bill 2706 into law, authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina). This Assembly Bill will reduce the number of eligible but uninsured children by offering parents or legal guardian’s information about health care coverage options and enrollment assistance upon enrolling their child into school.
“California has had the biggest success in enrolling individuals for health care coverage through Covered California. This bill will add to that success and provide parents the information they need to make sure that their children have proper health coverage. Governor Brown’s support of this measure shows our tenacity to care for one of our most vulnerable age groups. By providing parents with the tools to empower them, we not only provide resources, but we secure a healthy long-term relationship for our children’s future. As we insure our children early on, we promote healthy living and instill a sense of affordable health care for parents,” stated Hernández.
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1897 into law Sunday, inaugurating what the bill’s author, Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina) described as “landmark legislation . . . to protect hard-working Californians who often times do not have a voice in the workplace.” The bill was drafted in response to the growing practice of corporations, particularly agriculture-based companies, to skirt state labor laws by relying on third-party contractors to hire employees and administer their wages.