Press Releases

Governor Newsom Vetoes Important Bill to Protect Minors from Harmful Diet Pills

(Sacramento)–Today, AB 1341 authored by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) was vetoed by Governor Newsom. AB 1341 would have prohibited any retail establishment from selling, transferring, or furnishing dietary supplements for weight loss or over the counter (OTC) diet pills to anyone under 18 years of age.

ASSEMBLY BILL 351 – BURIAL REMAINS SIGNED BY GOVERNOR

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Cristina Garcia’s(D-Bell Gardens) Assembly Bill (AB) 351, which would give Californians another legal option for human remains, was signed by the Governor today.

AB 1341, A Bill To Retrict The Sale Of Diet Pills And Supplements To Minors Off To The Governor

(Sacramento)–Yesterday, AB 1341 authored by Assembly member Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) passed the Assembly Floor and is off to the Governor for signature. AB 1341 will prohibit any retail establishment from selling, transferring, or furnishing dietary supplements for weight loss or over the counter (OTC) diet pills to anyone under 18 years of age.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Assembly Bill 1778 to Prohibit California from Funding or Permitting Freeway Expansion in Environmental Justice Communities Passes the Assembly Floor

(Sacramento) – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 1778 (Garcia) passed off the Assembly Floor. This bill would prohibit the State of California from funding or permitting transportation projects of freeway expansions/widening in Environmental Justice Communities adversely affected by vehicle emissions and/or in areas with a higher rate of population below the poverty line.

Ramos and Cristina Garcia introduce legislation to ban use of ‘S-word’ as geographic name in California

SACRAMENTO—A bill to prohibit the use of the word “squaw” for geographic features and place names in California by January 1, 2024 has been introduced by Assemblymembers James C. Ramos (D-Highland), the first California Native American elected to the state legislature and Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Introduces Assembly Bill 1857 to Move California Away From Dangerous and Dirty Waste Incinerators

AB 1857 will strengthen California’s waste law and help California achieve its zero-waste goals 

(Sacramento) – Today Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) expands on her work to ensure state policies align with California’s air quality and climate goals to better protect public health and the environment.  AB 1857 corrects a deficiency in waste management law that has caused harm in overburdened communities for over three decades.

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia Introduces Assembly Bill 1778 to Prohibit California from Funding or Permitting Freeway Expansion in Environmental Justice Communities

(Sacramento) – Today, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1778, which would prohibit the State of California from funding or permitting transportation projects of freeway expansions/widening in Environmental Justice Communities adversely affected by vehicle emissions and/or in areas with a higher rate of population below the poverty line.