Moving a Progressive Policy Agenda
With the 2023 legislative cycle well under way, our office has hit the ground running with policies intended to bring about positive change across our state.
Included below is a list of our flagship proposals for 2023:
Climate Change and Environmental Justice
- AB 1167 – Ensures that the State of California receives an adequate cash bond equal to the full cost of a site cleanup when an oil well is sold, ensuring the financial responsibility rests on the owner of the oil well, saves taxpayer dollars and protects our environment.
Housing and Homelessness
- AB 1215 - Provides homeless shelters and domestic violence shelters with the resources to accommodate pets, reducing trauma and increasing an individual’s ability to receive housing.
- AB 1738 - Expands and makes permanent the Mobile Homeless Connect Teams, which help ensure that a lack of an ID or other documentation does not delay a person's ability to receive housing.
- AB 1317 - Requires off-street parking spaces to be leased or sold separately from the price of rent, allowing tenants to purchase parking only when needed, reducing car dependence and lowering carbon emissions.
Healthcare and Women’s Rights
- AB 712 - Allows CalFresh recipients to purchase ready-to-eat hot and prepared food at grocery stores, providing healthier food options, potentially decreasing obesity, and other health complications for millions Californians enrolled in the CalFresh program.
- AB 1432 - Requires that out-of-state health insurance providers, who provide coverage to CA residents, provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare including abortion and gender affirming care, in compliance with California’s Constitution.
- AB 1194 - Ensures California Privacy Rights Act protections extend to accessing, procuring, or searching for services regarding contraception, pregnancy care, and abortion services.
- AB 665 – Allows Medi-Cal youth recipients to receive self-consenting mental health services as is policy with private health insurance creating a pathway for care, healing and destigmatizing mental health.
- AB 1255 - Convenes a statewide Task Force to develop recommendations for the creation of an ethnic studies credential for K-12 teachers to meet the goals of AB 101, which established Ethnic Studies as a high school requirement.
- AB 1306 - Ensures California has one system of justice that treats all people equal regardless of where they were born by ending ICE transfers between the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) for those who have served their time and been paroled.
Democracy works when everyday people participate and make their voices heard. If you would like to contribute a comment or show support on behalf of an organization, please visit my contact page here.
Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to my office at the phone numbers listed:
LOS ANGELES: 213-483-5252
Assemblymember, District 52
Chair, Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration
Chair, Select Committee on Young Girls and Women of Color
Vice Chair, Legislative Progressive Caucus