Veteran of the Year Nominations

Nominate a Veteran for the 58th Assembly District’s Veteran of the Year 2022. Share a veteran's story of perseverance and commitment to our community. Veterans living in the cities of Artesia, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Montebello, Norwalk, and Pico Rivera are eligible to be nominated for this special recognition. Nominations are due May 1st, 2022.

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Garcia Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2013 

(Artesia) -- Assemblymember Cristina Garcia encourages everyone to take part in National Voter Registration Day on September 24, 2013. This is a nonpartisan movement that recognizes the importance of participating in democracy by encouraging those eligible to register to vote.

This process is now easier and more convenient with an online application available at: http://registertovote.ca.gov.  In September 2012, the launch of this convenient process led to more than 887,000 Californians taking advantage of this site to apply to register to vote or update their voter registration record.

Senate Passes Garcia Cyber-Bulling Legislation

AB 256 moves to the Governor’s desk

(Sacramento) – Today, the Senate, in a unanimous vote, passed Assembly Bill 256 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens). This bill authorizes superintendents and school principals to discipline students who engage in cyber bullying, harassment by electronic means, on or off the school campus.

AB 256 passed the Senate 37-0, with bipartisan support.  Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly and the Senate agreed that current law is silent on cyber-bullying, where offending students use computers, smartphones and social media to perpetuate harassing and threatening behavior.

Assemblymember Garcia Speaks out about Responsible Mattress Dumping

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens) speaks about SB 254, a recycling bill that she is co-authoring with State Senators Loni Hancock and Lou Correa. The bill establishes a statewide mattress recycling program to be developed, implemented and administered by a mattress recycling coalition that will remove waste and create jobs in local communities.

Approximately 4.2 million mattresses and box springs, each year, reach the end of their lives in California. Many of these mattresses get dumped illegally, creating waste and costs for local government. Taxpayers pay to send mattresses landfills to be dismantled, but many times clog up equipment and are difficult to compact.

Assemblymember Garcia Elections Legislation to Become Law

Governor signs Garcia’s First Bill into Law

(Sacramento) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) to ensure that local elections consolidated with statewide elections comply with state and federal election laws has been signed by the Governor.

AB 331, that becomes law in January 2014, will require local jurisdictions that consolidate their elections, to conduct the elections under applicable laws, including those regulating voter challenges, election contests and recounts.

Garcia Cyber-Bulling Legislation Passes State Assembly

(Sacramento) – On a resounding, bipartisan 68 –1 vote, the State Assembly has past Assembly Bill 256, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens).

Current law defines bullying as harassment or threats that are used to intimidate students, disrupt the classroom, invade the right of the students and create a hostile educational environment.  Students in grades 4-12 who engage in such behavior can be suspended or expelled, if the bullying occurs while traveling to and from school, on campus during school hours or during or traveling to a school sponsored activity.

Bill to Punish Student "Cyber-Bullies" to be heard in Assembly

(Sacramento) – In order to provide a critical update to state law and close loopholes dealing with student cyber- bullying, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has announced that her measure, Assembly Bill 256, will be heard in the Assembly Judiciary Committee on May 8th.

Assemblymember Garcia's "Keeping Seniors Safe" Bill Passes Assembly Committee

(Sacramento) – The Assembly Judiciary Committee, on a unanimous vote, passed Assembly Bill 849, legislation that will extend provisions in state law to protect victims of elder abuse from their abusers.

The measure, authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D) – Bell Gardens, will allow a victim of elder abuse or dependent adult abuse to enroll in California's address confidentiality program, "Safe at Home," to shield their home address from their abusers. Currently the same protection is available only to victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and stalking.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Honors her "Women of the Year"

(Artesia) - Assemblymember Cristina Garcia announced her 2013 Women of the Year awardees at a special Women's Month luncheon, held Monday at the Cerritos Library.

Nine women were honored for service to their communities - one from each city that comprises the 58th Assembly District. "While these women come from very different backgrounds they all have one important thing in common – giving back to their communities," Assemblymember Garcia said.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Responds to City of Bell Verdicts

(Sacramento) -- In response to the multiple Guilty Verdicts found against former City of Bell Councilmembers, Oscar Hernández, Teresa Jocobo, George Cole, Victor Bello and George Mirabal, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) has released the following statement: 

“After a long, painful ordeal that has taken its toll on the City of Bell and its residents, I am cautiously optimistic. I am happy that justice has prevailed and that these public officials must finally pay the price for their criminal activity.”