Press Releases

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Wed., May 29, 2019) – The California State Assembly voted today to pass legislation authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to codify the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and protect workers from being misclassified as independent contractors. The vote was 55 to 11.

Assemblywoman Gonzalez released the following statement after the vote:

Thursday, May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Thurs., May 23, 2019) – A package of legislation championed by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to provide a basic level of support for working women passed the State Assembly this week. The package that now heads to the State Senate includes bills to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace and to make paid family leave within reach of more women.   

Thursday, May 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, May 16, 2019) – California Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement upon adjournment of the Assembly Appropriations Committee Suspense File hearing. In total, 721 bills were considered and 472 advanced.

“Today the Appropriations Committee considered 721 bills authored by my Assembly colleagues, the most legislation to qualify for the committee’s suspense file in the last decade.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Tues., May 7, 2019) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) today celebrated a major legislative victory as Gov. Gavin Newsom announced her long fought for legislation to make children’s diapers exempt from the state sales tax would be included in his May update to the proposed state budget, which is scheduled to be unveiled on Thursday.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Just two months since introducing his legislation to prohibit gun and ammunition sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) delivered a strong rebuke to the NRA today when the bill successfully passed the State Assembly by a preliminary vote of 48 to 16. Assembly Bill 893 (AB 893), co-authored by Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner Horvath (D-Encinitas) and Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Die

Thursday, April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, April 25, 2019) – The California State Assembly approved legislation calling for a statewide ban on commercial fur trapping. Assembly Bill 273 authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) on a 49-18 floor vote this morning.

“This unnecessary commercial activity is both cruel and insolvent,” Assemblywoman Gonzalez said. “California’s fur trapping program has long faced a funding shortfall. Taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing the destruction of our wildlife.”

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – As California state health officials grapple with containing the outbreak of measles, Senate Bill 276, authored by Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, representing the San Diego area, was passed by the Senate Health Committee. SB 276 will strengthen oversight of the medial exemption process, which some doctors in the state are abusing by selling medical exemptions to parents.