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AB 794 – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s Green New Deal Climate Jobs and Equity Bill – Reaches Governor Newsom’s Desk

AB 794 directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop workforce standards that trucking companies must meet if they want state incentives for buying low emission vehicles

(Sacramento, CA) – Both the Senate and Assembly have voted to send Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s (AD-51, Los Angeles) AB 794 to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.

AB 480 – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s Bill To Address Potential Environmental and Public Health Threats – Reaches Governor Newsom’s Desk

(Sacramento, CA) – Both the Senate and Assembly have voted to send Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s (AD-51, Los Angeles) AB 480 to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 480 would give local county regulators the power to access facilities for inspections, and in some cases, temporarily shut them down, to address industrial accidents, or other potential sources of harm to public health and the environment.

AB 462 – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s Bill to Expand the Pipeline of Mental Health Professionals – Reaches Governor Newsom’s Desk

(Sacramento, CA) – Both the Senate and Assembly have voted to send Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s (AD-51, Los Angeles) AB 462 to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 462 removes the unnecessary requirement that California’s Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) complete additional coursework and training hours to work with couples and families – work that they are already well prepared for after completing all of the requirements for licensure.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Secures $15 Million Investment in 2021-22 California State Budget for Partnership with Homeboy Industries

(Sacramento, CA) – Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 129, legislation reflecting the majority of the 2021 California State Budget, championed by Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51, Los Angeles). As part of this agreement, Homeboy Industries, the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, will receive $15 million in funding, allocated over a multi-year period and in partnership with the State, to support the expansion of employment opportunities and comprehensive wrap-around services at all ten of its social enterprises.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Calls for Justice for Victim Burned After Flammable Liquid Was Thrown at Them at a Homeless Encampment in Lincoln Park

The unhoused victim of this assault has yet to be identified by name. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, (LAPD) he remains hospitalized and intubated. One suspect was detained, but due to conflicting statements, was released the following day

(Los Angeles, CA) – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51) is calling for a thorough investigation of the horrific assault in which an unhoused individual was burned after flammable liquid was thrown at them in a Lincoln Park homeless encampment last Wednesday.

Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo Welcomes Proposed Relief for Local Businesses, Nonprofits, Cultural Institutions, and Startups Are Part of the California Comeback Plan

As both Chair of the Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration, Assemblywoman Carrillo championed small business grants, tax credits, enhancements, investments and new resources to provide relief from the economic downturn generated by the COVID-19 g

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (AD-51, Los Angeles) commended Governor Gavin Newsom for proposing the largest small business relief program in the nation as a central tenet of the $100 Billion California Comeback Plan. Assemblywoman Carrillo has championed historic investments in small business relief.

Assemblywoman Carrillo’s VISION Act (AB 937) is Named a Latino Caucus Legislative Priority for 2021 and Wins a Passing Vote in Both the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee and Judiciary Committee

Momentum growing for bill to end double-punishment of immigrant Californians, as emotional testimony from community members shows the human cost of ICE transfers; and new data estimates transfers to ICE cost taxpayers in excess of $7.3 million last year.

(Sacramento, CA) — Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo’s (D-Los Angeles) AB 937, the Voiding Inequality and Seeking Inclusion for Our Immigrant Neighbors Act, (VISION Act) to end the double punishment of immigrant Californians released from state prisons or local jails was announced as a 2021 priority for the California Latino Legislative Caucus on April 7.

Assemblywoman Carrillo Joins Leaders from the California Association of Student Councils and Other Youth-Serving Organizations, and Legislative Colleagues To Announce the Empowerment Collective’s Youth Policy Slate

The LA Assemblywoman and State Lawmakers Worked With Students and Young People from Empowerment Collective Member Organizations in a Collaborative Fashion Since Early in the Legislative Session In Order To Involve Youth Voices in Their Policy Making

(Sacramento, CA)Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles) helped kick-off the press conference launching the Empowerment Collective’s inaugural policy slate of 38 youth-led bills that address civic engagement, mental health, menstrual equity, racial justice, higher education, child welfare, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.