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SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assembly Bill 1506 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) was signed by Governor Brown. AB 1506 attempts to strike a balance between protecting the integrity and importance of wage statements and providing some relief to employers from litigation over minor violations.
"Our labor and employment laws are critically important," stated Assemblymember Hernández. "But it doesn't do anyone any good for employers to be caught up in litigation over minor or technical paystub violations that are easily fixable. We need to look for opportunities to provide balance between protecting workers' rights and protecting employers from unnecessary litigation. AB 1506 represented such an opportunity, and I applaud the Governor for signing this bill."
SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 1506 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) passed the California State Legislature, after being approved by the California State Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support on an 80-0 vote. The bill now heads to the Governor's desk for a signature.
AB 1506 attempts to strike a balance between protecting the integrity and importance of wage statements and providing some relief to employers from litigation over minor violations.
AB 787 is a key part of the charter school reform package.
SACRAMENTO, CA —Today,Assembly Bill (AB) 787 authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) passed the Senate floor with a 22-15 vote. AB 787 specifies that charter schools cannot be run by a for-profit corporation and thereby ensures that California taxpayer dollars stay in the classroom for the students.
“Charter schools are funded with public dollars and deserve to be held to the same standards as traditional schools. California schools must put students’ and parents’ needs above their shareholders who see only the bottom line,” said Assemblymember Hernández. “I am committed to student access to quality education and that we do not put profits before students.”
AB 277 ensures that the protections of the California Voting Rights Act apply to charter cities.
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 277, authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina), has passed its final vote on the Senate Floor, and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s office. The bill seeks to codify the court decision that the California Voting Rights Act applies to charter cities, and will improve access to civic engagement across the state.
“Both the California Voting Rights Act and the Federal Voting Rights Act guarantee a voter’s right to influence the outcome of an election. When cities implement discriminatory voting policies, it is important that all citizens, including those residing in charter cities, are able to utilize the California Voting Rights Act to remedy the situation and ensure fair elections,” stated Assemblymember Hernández.
Interchange will honor William B. Wolff III’s service to California
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 86, authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina), designates the I-10 and I-605 Interchange in Los Angeles County as the “CHP Officer William B. Wolff III Memorial Interchange”. The resolution passed the Senate Floor today with unanimous support. ACR 86 recounts the lifetime accomplishments of William Wolff III who was a father, husband, veteran, and a proud officer of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
“Officer Wolff exemplified true selflessness and leadership as a member of the California Highway Patrol,” said Assemblymember Hernández. “It is a true honor to carry a resolution memorializing his valiant public service and the sacrifices he has made for the State of California and the San Gabriel Valley.”
SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assembly Bill 465 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) passed the California State Senate Committee on a 22-15 vote.
AB 465 requires that waivers of important employment rights and procedures arising under California law are made voluntarily and with the consent of the employee. Specifically, AB 465 prohibits employers from forcing their workers to surrender their rights as a condition of employment by signing an arbitration agreement.
Assemblymember Roger Hernández with Alliance for Community Media President, Mike Wassenaar.
West Covina, CA –Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) was honored by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) for his support of local public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access channels and his advocacy of AJR 39.
“I want to thank the Alliance for Community Media for this incredible recognition and for their tremendous advocacy promoting civic engagement through local media. I will continue to champion programs that provide the exchange of ideas and information in our communities,” stated Hernández.
SACRAMENTO - Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 86, authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández
(D-West Covina), passed the Assembly Committee on Transportation yesterday with bipartisan support.
The resolution designates the 1-10 and I-605 Interchange in Los Angeles County as the CHP
Officer William B. Wolff III Memorial Interchange . ACR 86 recounts the lifetime
accomplishments of William Wolff III who was a father, husband, veteran, and a proud officer of the
California Highway Patrol (CHP).
WEST COVINA >> Assemblyman Roger Hernandez, D-West Covina, said Friday that the findings of a state audit into the city's fiscal mismanagement revealed criminal activity at City Hall that ultimately led to the waste of taxpayer money.
"When millions of dollars are misused, I would call that criminal. I would call that corruption, absolutely," said Hernandez, who served on the City Council from 2003 to 2010. "The City Council disregarded the law."
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) honored Azusa resident and Vietnam veteran, Raymond Chavira as the 48th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year.
“Mr. Chavira exemplifies true leadership and selflessness. He knows firsthand the struggles and challenges that our veterans face after returning home and has dedicated his life to mentoring others in need,” said Assemblymember Hernández. “I am proud to recognize him not only for his valiant military service, but also for his commitment to public service and the veteran community of the San Gabriel Valley.”