SACRAMENTO, CA- The Assembly Public Safety Committee passed Assembly Member Shirley Weber's (D-San Diego) Assembly Bill 1238 unanimously with a 7 to 0 vote on April 16, 2013.
This bill authorizes the continuation of a proven reentry program for youthful offenders ages 18-24. The California Youthful Offender Reentry Program (Cal-YOR) is an evidence-based program that has effectively brought the recidivism rate down to 1.5 percent for enrolled youth offenders.
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber's (D-San Diego) AB 784, which would establish a 13-member advisory committee to assess the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health care benefits for In-Home Supportive Services, providers passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 with a 13-4 vote.
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber's (D-San Diego) AB 1241 passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 with a 12-0 bi-partisan vote.
Sponsored by the University of California Students Association, AB 1241 includes an important improvement to the Cal Grant Program by extending the period of eligibility for the Cal Grant Entitlement Program to four years after high school graduation from the current requirement of one year after high school. In doing so, the bill also gives current students who missed the March 2nd FAFSA deadline the opportunity to re-apply for the Entitlement Program.
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber’s (D-San Diego) AB 979, which would require peace officers assigned to a jurisdiction that includes navigable waters to complete a course in basic maritime operations passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 with a 7-0 bipartisan vote.
Sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles, AB 979 requires specified peace officers assigned to a jurisdiction that includes navigable waters to complete a course in basic maritime operations. The course would be required only if the local governing body opts in and if the federal Department of Homeland Security provides funding.
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber’s (D-San Diego) AB 56 which would require carbon monoxide detectors in new and modernized school buildings, passed the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 with a 6-0 bipartisan vote.
Sponsored by the California State Firefighters Association, AB 56 requires all California K-12 public and private schools built on or after January 1, 2014 that have fossil fuel burning furnaces, to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. The bill also encourages public and private schools constructed before January 1, 2014 to install carbon monoxide detectors.
San Diego, CA - Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will pay tribute to outstanding women in honor of Women's History Month on Sunday, March 17, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at San Diego State University's Parma Payne Alumni Center. "There are many unsung 'SHeroes' in the 79th District deserving of recognition for their work as women leaders, and "I am excited to host this Inaugural Salute in the 79th District to highlight their efforts," she said. Women's History Month was established in 1987 and is celebrated throughout the month of March to honor women's contribution to society.
To qualify, nominees must be work or attend school in the 79th District, which includes the communities in the City of San Diego, Lemon Grove, La Mesa, National City, Chula Vista, Bonita and a small part of Spring Valley. The nominee must also perform extraordinary service in the Arts, Business, Community Activism, Education, Government, Health Sciences and Social Services.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) congratulated one of the 11 honorees of the inaugural "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards" presented by the California Legislative Women's Caucus. The Legislative Women's Caucus, chaired by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), created the "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards" to recognize the success of California women breaking barriers in science, technology, arts and entertainment, law and government and other fields.
Assemblymember Weber and Assemblymember Bloom escorted the Honorable Yvonne B. Burke, former Assemblymember and first California African American woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, and the first African American elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The women were honored on the Assembly floor on Monday, March 4, 2013 as a part of the Assembly's celebration of Women's History Month.
SACRAMENTO, CA - Today Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) announced her appointments to the following Assembly Select Committees by Speaker John A. Pérez:
(Sacramento) - Every year thousands of Californians miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax relief by not filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Watch this Public Service Announcement from Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) to learn more about how you could save money this tax season.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will convene a public forum to discuss the impact of AB 109, the California Public Safety Realignment Act, on San Diego County as well as explore programs that help former offenders reintegrate back into the community. The event, which will include input from law enforcement professionals, re-entry specialists, community leaders and other stakeholders, will take place on Friday, March 1st from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the La Mesa Police Department (8085 University Avenue, La Mesa, 91942).
"The implementation of criminal justice realignment has been underway for about a year, so it is important for us to engage in structured dialogue on its challenges and opportunities so that we are proactive in achieving greater efficiency and better outcomes, " said Assemblymember Weber.