SACRAMENTO, CA- In an official ceremony today hosted by the California Small Business Association, Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) honored City of La Mesa’s Gregg Torwick of Diamond Pacific Construction, Inc. at the Sacramento Convention Center. The California Small Business Association sponsors this annual event to provide a platform for legislators to recognize the significant contributions small businesses make to California.
The California Small Business Day 2013 will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on June 10th, 2013. The California Small Business Association will be hosting this event and bring together legislators in Sacramento to honor hard-working small businesses in their districts. Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber honored Gregg Torwick, owner of the Diamond Pacific Construction, Inc. as the Small Business of the Year in the 79th Assembly District. Diamond Pacific Construction, Inc. is a certified Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Business.
The Sixth Annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on June 26th 2013 to honor all veterans residing in each Assembly Districts who have had a distinguished military career or have significantly contributed to their communities. Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber has recognized Ronald “Ron” Stark as the Veteran of the Year in the 79th Assembly District. Ron is a retired U.S. Navy veteran and the County of San Diego 2012-2013 Veteran of the Year.
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.
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 - Today Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) announced her appointments to the following Assembly Select Committees by Speaker John A. Pérez: