Governor Signs Gonzalez Bill Correcting California’s Deceptive Recycling Practice

SACRAMENTO – (October 5, 2021) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 881 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) into law, closing a loophole in California law that allowed exported mixed plastic waste shipped overseas to be counted toward our state’s recycling goals – even when it was never recycled.

Governor Signs Gonzalez Bill Regulating Police Use of Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas

SACRAMENTO – (September 30, 2021) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 48 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) establishing California’s first statewide standards regulating the use of projectile weapons and chemical agents by law enforcement for the purposes of crowd control. 

Governor Vetoes Lorena Gonzalez Bill to Expand Paid Family Leave Benefits

SACRAMENTO – (September 28, 2021) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill 123 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), which would have increased the amount of income California workers would receive while using the state’s Paid Family Leave program to bond with a newborn, or care for a sick loved one. 
 

Deadline Extended for High School Students to Change Pandemic Grades to “Pass or No Pass”

School districts will accept grade change requests at least through October 1st

SACRAMENTO – (September 23, 2021) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation extending the deadline to October 1st for high school students to change letter grades received during the 2020-2021 to “Pass” or “No Pass” – a new option recently provided to families under Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s (D-San Diego) urgency law, Assembly Bill 104.