Press Releases

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.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – (Wednesday, April 24, 2019) – More California workers would be empowered to use the state’s landmark Paid Family Leave program under legislation authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) that guarantees 100 percent income replacement. On Wednesday, the Assembly Insurance Committee passed Assembly Bill 196 on a 12-1 vote.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO -- (Tuesday, April 9, 2019) -- Legislation by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect the privacy of personal information collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles for the purpose of issuing driver’s licenses, passed its first vote in the Assembly Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday. The vote was 5 to 0.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO — (Wednesday, April 3, 2019) An effort by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to protect workers from employment misclassification passed its first major legislative hurdle on Wednesday when the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment approved Assembly Bill 5 on a 5-0 vote.  

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today announced the Latino Caucus’ 2019 policy priorities and priority legislation.