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(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Nine bills authored by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) were approved by the Assembly by the June 2 House of Origin deadline, and are now headed to the State Senate for consideration.
“I am elated these nine pieces of legislation are advancing so that we can improve transparency in our elections; level the playing field for contractors; strengthens environmental protections for cities like Jurupa Valley; expands access to maternal mental health services; and much more,” said Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes. “I look forward to continue working with our colleagues in the Senate as these bills advance through the legislative process, and I remain committed to delivering results to our Inland Empire communities.”
2023 Legislative Bill Package
- AB 63 California Legislature Candidate Residency and Updating Elections Results Updates would require county registrars to provide updated election results at least two times per week. It would also require the Secretary of State to notify the relevant house of the Legislature if any legislative candidate who won their race was not continually registered to vote in the district that they ran to represent.
- AB 336 Contractor Workers’ Compensation Classification will require all active contractor licensees to report to the CLSB their workers’ compensation classification code as a condition of licensure and to post each licensee’s classification code on the Board’s website.
- AB 382 Riverside County Carpool Lanes Report requires the California Transportation Agency (CalSTA) to report to the Legislature on the feasibility and appropriateness of limiting the use of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on specified routes and removing double parallel solid lines from HOV lanes in Riverside County.
- AB 453 California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) Reform would import the time-certain requirement from the FAIR MAPS Act redistricting context to the CVRA by requiring that hearings held by local governments regarding the transition to by-district elections must begin at a time certain.
- AB 603 Higher Education Segment Governing Board Diversity Report would require the CCC Board of Governors and the CSU Board of Trustees, and request the UC Board of Regents, to provide the Legislature with an annual report on the diversity of its governing board, and how it compares to the diversity of the student bodies that they serve.
- AB 777 Enhancing Community Protections Surrounding Stringfellow Acid Pits Site will expand the prohibitions in existing law on the treatment, storage, transfer to, or disposal of any kind of waste—including soil samples—generated from any other toxic waste site at the Stringfellow Acid Pits in the City of Jurupa Valley. The bill would also require notification by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to the City of Jurupa Valley and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors within three days if any material or substance generated from any other toxic waste site is treated, stored, transferred to, or disposed of at the Stringfellow Acid Pits site.
- AB 832 Environmental Justice Representation on the California Transportation Commission would require the Governor to appoint at least one individual with professional experience in environmental justice as a voting member of the California Transportation Commission. This bill would also align the CTC with the Air Resources Board and the Coastal Commission in having a guarantee of environmental justice representation amongst its voting members.
- AB 888 Cal Grant Eligibility for Asylum Seekers would extend eligibility for the Cal Grant financial aid program to include students residing in California for less than three years who would have otherwise qualified for Cal Grant if not for their immigration status as pending asylum seekers. The bill also allows students who are asylum seekers to maintain eligibility for Cal Grant aid while their asylum cases are being reviewed.
- AB 1478 Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Referral Network Database will improve our state’s ability to address maternal mental health by creating a centralized MMH referral system database. This will help close the significant access gap faced by mothers in communities of color and rural communities by improving our maternal mental healthcare system’s ability to provide referrals for treatment and support services.
Each of the bills has been, or will be, referred to a Senate policy committee for consideration.