Participants rallying in support of fair overtime rules for farmworkers contained in AB 1066
WHAT: Legislators will join hundreds of farmworkers, representatives of the NAACP and United Farm Workers, and community allies to rally support for farmworkers seeking fair overtime through Assembly Bill 1066. Following conclusion of the rally, participants and supporters will meet with legislators about the importance of the legislation. AB 1066 was approved by the State Senate on Monday, August 22, and is expected to be considered by the Assembly during session later in the day Thursday.
AB 1708 would implement statutory reforms and increase penalties for purchasers of sex
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, August 23, 2016) – Human trafficking legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that would create minimum penalties for those attempting to purchase sex was approved by the State Senate today on a unanimous 35-0 vote. It will now return to the Assembly for final consideration.
AB 1066 would establish an 8-hour workday and 40-hour workweek standard for California farmworkers
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, August 22, 2016) – Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to establish equitable overtime standards for farmworkers in line with other Californians was approved on a 21-14 vote by the State Senate today. Assembly Bill 1066 continues the effort begun earlier in 2016 by Gonzalez via AB 2757, and will next be considered by the Assembly.
AB 898 will notify fire departments of parole hearings for arsonists who murdered a firefighter
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, August 22, 2016) – A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to notify a murdered firefighter’s former fire department when the convicted arsonist seeks parole was signed into law by the Governor today. The bill received unanimous support throughout the legislative process.
AB 492 would provide diaper vouchers for CalWORKs parents
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, August 18, 2016) – A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide a monthly $50 dollar diaper voucher to parents in the CalWORKs welfare-to-work program was approved by the State Senate today on an unanimous 36-0 vote. It will next be considered in the Assembly for concurrence.
Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 10 Bills Gonzalez Authored to Reduce Poverty, Improve Working Conditions, and Improve Public Safety
SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, August 11, 2016) – The Senate Committee Appropriations forwarded 10 bills authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to the full State Senate, advancing her efforts to bolster the earning power of working families and protect their public safety, regardless of immigration status.
AB 2159 would prevent victims from being penalized for immigration status in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits
AB 1978 would establish janitorial workforce protections against sexual harassment
AB 2025 would improve education about labor standards for salon workers and owners
AB 1643 would ensure conditions that mostly or only impact women cannot be used to reduce workers' compensation