Press Releases

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

AB 1730 Allows SANDAG More Time to Develop Visionary Regional Transportation Plan

SACRAMENTO -- (Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019) --  Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1730 (AB 1730), which allows SANDAG additional time to develop a visionary Regional Plan that provides real transportation choices that will enhance connectivity, increase safety and sustainability, and improve quality of life.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019) – Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to restore employment status for millions of workers who have been misclassified as contractors. Assembly Bill 5 provides clarity for businesses, workers and taxpayers in the wake of the Dynamex ruling by the California Supreme Court in 2018. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) – Survivors of childhood sexual assault would have more time to report an assault and pursue justice thanks to Assembly Bill 218, authored by California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego). The measure passed the State Legislature today after a 62-0 concurrence vote in the Assembly. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019) – Assembly Bill 1296 authored by State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), sponsored by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, to substantially strengthen the state’s efforts to combat the illegal underground economy that targets the most vulnerable members of our community passed the State Legislature tonight after a 75-0 concurrence vote in the Assembly. It now heads to the governor’s desk for a signature or veto.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Codifies landmark California Supreme Court decision to stop worker misclassification

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019) – The California State Senate today voted 28-8 to pass Assembly Bill 681 authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to reduce voter confusion over the presidential primary process and simplify certain updates to a voter’s party preference and address to ensure access to the ballot.