(Los Angeles) – California State Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) represent districts at opposite ends of the state. Yet, Assembly District 17-San Francisco and Assembly District 51-Los Angeles have very similar populations and face some of the same issues. So to get a better understanding of North versus South, Assemblymembers Gomez and Chiu swapped districts for three days during summer legislative recess. Although, the two legislators remained loyal to their baseball teams, the Giants and the Dodgers, the swap was an exercise in understanding with a little friendly rivalry thrown in the mix. Watch this Assembly Access Video find out how this experiment turned out.
(Los Angeles) - Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assemblymembers Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and a large coalition of local government officials - including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis - gathered in Los Angeles to discuss the State Legislature’s special session on transportation infrastructure and the reasons why new infrastructure funding is vital to the state. “It may be a bumpy road, but we believe that we can find a solution that will concretely and tangibly make Californians’ lives better by making safer roads that keep goods and people moving,” said Assembly Speaker Atkins. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 560, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. AB 560 closes a loophole in current law by prohibiting the consideration of a minor child’s immigration status when that child is seeking recovery from intentional or negligent acts that harm.
“Today, California has made it clear that our laws protecting children do so without regard to immigration status,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez. “My bill, AB 560, ensures that all children are protected and treated equally under the law, especially when they are victimized. I want to thank Governor Brown for signing AB 560 into law and his continued leadership in protecting the rights of Californian’s children.”
Sacramento, CA – More than 40 percent of the nation’s American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance lawsuits are filed in California, often by predatory litigators looking for statutory penalties rather than remedial relief. Assembly Bill 1230, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez and sponsored by Treasurer John Chiang, addresses the problem by establishing the California Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business Capital Access Loan Program.
“AB 1230 will launch a new effort to help disabled Californians gain better access to places of work and play, as well as assist small businesses to affordably comply with the ADA and avoid the enormous cost and disruption of litigation," said Treasurer John Chiang, Chair of the California Pollution Control Financing Authority and sponsor of AB 1230.
Actress AnnaLynne McCord helps kick-off California Says NO MORE license plate
Sacramento, CA - Local, state and national partners joined Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los
Angeles) and Actress AnnaLynne McCord today to unveil the nation's first NO MORE domestic violence
and sexual assault awareness license plate.
(Sacramento) - Local, state and national partners joined Assemblymember Jimmy
Gomez (D-Los Angeles) and Actress AnnaLynne McCord at a state capitol news conference to unveil the
nation's first NO MORE domestic violence and sexual assault awareness license plate. Assemblymember
Gomez authored and successfully passed Assembly Bill 2321 to create a license plate to raise
awareness for and fund domestic violence and sexual assault programs throughout California.
"Domestic violence and sexual assault affects more than just its victims, it impacts everyone,"
said Assemblymember Gomez. "In California we don't wait, we act. We wanted to allow people to play
an active role in this cause by doing something small but significant to say NO MORE to domestic
violence and sexual assault. By purchasing the California Says NO MORE license plate, residents
will help send real dollars to real programs that make a difference in the fight to end domestic
violence and sexual assault." Here's more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/gomez
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1230, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez, passed the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee today with unanimous support. AB 1230 creates the California Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business Compliance Finance Authority to provide loans to small businesses in need of financing to retrofit existing facilities to comply with the federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The seven member authority will establish a self-sustaining program with an initial transfer of $50 million from the state’s General Fund to serve as seed money. Loan repayments will make the program self-sustaining in future years.
Sacramento, CA – The California State Assembly, with bipartisansupport, passed Assembly Bill 560, a measure authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles). AB 560 closes a loophole in current law by prohibiting the consideration of a minor child’s immigration status when that child is seeking recovery from intentional or negligent acts that harm.
“An undocumented child deserves the same protections as any other child in our state,” said Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez. “My bill closes an unintended loophole in existing law to ensure fairness for all minors and the prevention of devaluing any child, when they are the victims of crime, regardless of their immigration status. I urge the State Senate to pass AB 560 to ensure California’s continued leadership in the protection of undocumented children.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assembly Bill 1205, authored by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), passed the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources with bipartisan support.
AB 1205 creates the CalRiver Fund and requires California’s Natural Resources Agency to create a competitive grant program for projects on or adjacent to unique vegetation corridors, referred to as riparian corridors, along rivers, streams, lakes, lagoons and other natural bodies of water in California.