SACRAMENTO, CA: Assembly Bill 1147, a bill by Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) that will overhaul California’s existing massage therapy law became law today with Governor Brown’s signature.
“This fundamental reform is long overdue and addresses multiple issues plaguing the massage therapy industry that affect communities all over California where illegitimate massage businesses exist,” said Assemblymember Gomez. “AB 1147 will now put land use authority back in the hands of local governments, where it belongs, so human trafficking and other illicit activity can be eradicated.’’
SACRAMENTO, CA: Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2321, a measure by Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), that will fund domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs through the sale of a specialty license plate.
“I authored AB 2321 to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, while at the same time supporting critically needed prevention efforts,” said Assemblymember Gomez. Although recent events have brought more attention to the issue of domestic violence, it is important to point out that these issues are not new and that we need to dedicate time and money to finding solutions against these crimes.”
SACRAMENTO, CA: Last night, AB 1951, authored by Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill will modernize California birth certificates by allowing parents to accurately identify their relationship to their children. The updated birth certificate format will allow each parent to identify as mother, father or parent.
“I authored this bill to say that it's okay to have two mothers or fathers,” said Assemblymember Gomez. “I believe that parents do see themselves as a mother or a father and that they want to express that on their child’s birth certificate. We should give people the flexibility to accurately reflect their relationship with their child."
Los Angeles, CA – On Wednesday, September 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-51), Majority Whip and Chair of the Select Committee on Domestic Violence sent a letter to the Fox News Channel demanding an apology to viewers everywhere for turning the Ray Rice domestic violence story into a joke.
On the Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends”, co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocey found humor in the incident, to the point of laughter while saying that the message is to “take the stairs.”
SACRAMENTO, CA: Assembly Bill 2000, a bill by Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) that would extend in-state college tuition rates to “AB 540” students who graduate early, moved on to the Governor’s desk today with bipartisan support.
“I’m very proud to see my colleagues in the Assembly stand up for the rights of dedicated students who are being unfairly penalized, due to a technicality. AB 2000 closes the gap to ensure a smooth transition for ‘AB 540’ students who are working hard for their education and their future,” Assemblymember Gomez said.
SACRAMENTO, CA: The State Senate voted today to support, AB 2321, a measure by Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), that would create a specialty license plate for domestic violence and sexual assault programs and services.
“The point of the specialty license plate is to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, while supporting critically needed prevention efforts. Despite the need for program services, there are far too few funds available. California has a responsibility to domestic violence victims to take preventative measures against these crimes.” said Assemblymember Gomez.
SACRAMENTO, CA: Assembly Bill 1951, a bill by Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) that would modernize California birth certificates by allowing parents to accurately identify their relationship to their children, passed the Assembly today with bipartisan support and is headed to Governor Brown for his signature.
“California leads the way in the struggle for equality, this bill ensures our institutions and laws accurately and fairly reflect our evolving society” said Assemblymember Gomez. “AB 1951 acknowledges a same-sex parent and ensures a child’s parent or parents are able to make important decisions regarding health care, education and other critical needs. I urge the Governor to sign this bill into law.”
Today the California State Legislature passed a new water bond to help California. This bond will request approval by the voters for $7.2 billion dollars. This is a leaner and more efficient bond to address California's growing thirst.
I am also pleased to announce this bond will provide funding opportunities for our Los Angeles River revitalization plan through ecosystem restoration and water quality improvement projects; $100 million dollars will be dedicated to enhancement projects for urban creeks.
The passage of this bond shows how the Legislature comes together when it matters for Californians. The lack of rain has made for the worst drought in decades and created the need for Democrats and Republicans to come together regardless of their party.
I am proud to have worked on this water bond that has bipartisan support. For more information please view this video.
Gomez assumes new leadership position under Speaker Atkins
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement Wednesday as he assumed the role of Majority Whip under newly inaugurated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins.
“I’m honored to take on the important role of Majority Whip, after serving the first part of my term as Democratic Whip in the Assembly.
LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles City Council voted today in favor of a resolution to support AB 1951, a bill by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) that would modernize California birth certificates by allowing same-sex parents to accurately identify their relationship to their children.
Currently, birth certificates require parents to select “Mother/Parent” and “Father/Parent’” which at times, forces same-sex parents to inaccurately place a partner’s name in the “father” or “mother” field. AB 1951 would allow each parent to select “Mother,” “Father,” or “Parent.”