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Governor Signs Weber Bill Making Public Safety Purpose of Criminal Sentencing

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) today that would make improving public safety the primary purpose of criminal sentencing in California.

“It seems obvious that public safety would be our aim,” Weber said. “But current statute has punishment as the sole purpose of the sentences carried out by our justice and corrections systems. The result is that criminals come out of prison more criminalized than when they went in.

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Brown Signs Weber Student Hunger Legislation

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SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that would address the growing problem of student food insecurity on college campuses.

Weber, who chairs the Select Committee on Campus Climate, said the bill was inspired both by an intern who struggled with food insecurity and by testimony she heard from students at a hearing she held last fall in San Diego.

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Assembly Campus Climate Committee to Receive Progress Updates

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, announced today that the committee will receive progress updates from state universities on efforts to improve the climate for students on their campuses. The hearing will held in Sacramento on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM,  in Capitol Room 127. The public is encouraged to attend.

A representative from San Jose State University will provide an update on its efforts to promote a safer and more welcoming campus nearly three years after an African American student was the subject of racially motivated harassment and assault by classmates. Representatives from Humboldt State University and the University of California, San Diego will brief the committee on their efforts to alleviate the problem of food insecurity and homelessness among the student populations on their campuses.

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Bill to Create School Accountability System Passes Out of Assembly

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SACRAMENTO – AB 2548, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), which would establish a statewide accountability system for California schools based on multiple measures of student performance, was approved by the State Assembly earlier today. The bill will be heard next in the Senate Education Committee.

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Legislator to Request State Audit of CSU Growth in Management and Executive Compensation

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Hearing Date: Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 am, Room 126 of the State Capitol

SACRAMENTO – Amid growing concern about the disproportionate growth of middle management at California State University, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) will request a key legislative committee to direct the State Auditor to investigate the system’s hiring and compensation practices.

The request will be made at a State Capitol hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) on Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 am in Capitol Room 126.

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Assembly Committee on Campus Climate Holds Hearing at UCLA on Freedom of Expression at State University & College

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, has announced that the committee will hold an informational hearing on Friday, May 6th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the James West Alumni Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Students and the public are invited to attend.   

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Assembly Committee on Campus Climate Holds Hearing at UCLA on Freedom of Expression at State University & College Campuses

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, has announced that the committee will hold an informational hearing on Friday, May 6th, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the James West Alumni Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. Students and the public are invited to attend. 

The topic of the hearing is freedom of expression on California’s publicly-funded college and university campuses. 

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Weber Authors Legislation and Co-Authors Letter in Response to Energy Crisis in San Diego Schools

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Bill and Letter Address $30 Million Jump in School Energy Rates

Sacramento – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) has introduced legislation, AB 2120,that would allow county offices of education and community college districts to receive intervener compensation when participating in a proceeding before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Currently when participating in negotiations with the CPUC, entities representing consumers or subscribers of any electrical, gas, telephone, or water corporation, also known as interveners, may be compensated for reasonable fees and costs of participation in a proceeding. However, school districts are not eligible to receive intervener compensation related to CPUC proceedings.

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California Assemblymembers Weber, Santiago & Campos Introduce Package to Prevent Criminalization of Human Trafficking Victims

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(Sacramento, CA) – A group of legislators team up with California’s largest anti-human trafficking non-profit organization, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), to protect survivors of human trafficking.

Assemblymembers and Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) and Nora Campos (D-San Jose) have each introduced bills as part of a comprehensive legislative package to address the complex issue of human trafficking. Citing the dual needs to address this issue on all fronts, including both sex and labor trafficking, this package aims to identify and protect the victims of modern-day slavery.

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