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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.”
SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assembly Bill 622 by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) passed the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on a 4-1 vote.
AB 622 limits the misuse of E-Verify by prohibiting employers from using E-Verify in a manner not prescribed by federal law. In addition, AB 622 creates financial and civil penalties for employers who break the law, clarifies the “tentative non-confirmation” notification process for businesses and workers, and creates grounds to prohibit employers from verifying existing workers.
Sacramento, CA – Today,Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) issued the following statement regarding the approved budget which reflects California’s priority to restore funding for older education programs.
“This budget bill contains our shared value of recognizing seniors as life-long learners which merit state investment. While the focus is always on the big picture when it comes to reconciling a $115 billion budget, we must not lose sight of the many wonderful programs that enrich and improve the lives of Californians,” stated Assemblymember Hernández.
SACRAMENTO, CA —Today, Assemblymember Roger Hernández issued the following statement regarding the California Labor Commission ruling.
“On June 3rd, the California Labor Commission ruled that Uber drivers are employees and not contractors, as the ride-sharing service has maintained. This is a huge victory for Uber drivers and workers across the state, as the misclassification of employees as contractors is not limited to Uber or the “sharing economy”.
Baldwin Park, CA – Today,Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) held a press conference to discuss the importance of keeping older adult education programs a priority in the state budget. Hundreds of supporters came to voice the need to maintain programs which are vital to the success of California’s diverse and multigenerational population available to our senior community throughout the state.
According to the California Department of Aging, almost one in five Californians will be over age 65 by 2030. With a large generation of baby boomers beginning to retire, older adult programs are instrumental to help keep seniors active and healthy in our communities while also providing societal savings in medical costs.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) authored Assembly Bill 278 to ensure local governments remain accountable to the people who voted them into office. The legislation has now cleared the Assembly and it heads to the Senate. AB 278 requires cities with a population of 100,000 or more to elect members of the city council by district, not in at-large elections. "AB 278 empowers all communities to elect their own voice, their own advocate, their own council member,” says Assemblymember Hernández. “In turn decisions made by the council will more likely represent the needs of all its residents.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.