We've had an exciting, busy beginning to this year’s legislative session. In addition to officially introducing many of our new bills for the year, I recently took on a new role as Chairwoman of the Assembly Appropriations Committee, where I started with the first hearing on California’s historic effort to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Among our new efforts are bills to combat the sex trafficking of children, reduce drunk driving accidents, protect the privacy of students' information at school districts, ensure equal treatment for immigrants in court, and allow 16- and 17-year olds to vote in their local school board and community college board elections.
We also continued our efforts to end gender bias in workers' compensation with a new hearing in the Select Committee on Women in the Workplace examining the legal and medical failures of our current system.
Here in San Diego, we recently had one of our biggest events of the year – our 3rd Annual Woman of the Year celebration. I'm extremely excited we were able to honor some of the most impressive women of the 80th district, and hope you’ll read more about their contributions to the district inside.
I hope to see you soon in the community, and I hope you'll stay in touch with our office if we can help you in any way.
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