SPECIAL EDITION UPDATE ON CALIFORNIA REDISTRICTING: WHY IT MATTERS AND HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE! Redistricting is the once every decade practice across the U.S. of redrawing state and federal voting boundaries, with the goal being equal distribution of voters, based on the most current census information.
HEARINGS: The following bills are up for hearings- click on the link that follows to listen/watch the items that interest. AB-125: Equitable Economic Recovery, Healthy Food Access, Climate Resilient Farms, and Worker Protection Bond Act of 2022 - Hearing has been set for April 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
INFRASTRUCTURE AB 1510 - UNAUTHORIZED WORKERS; ESSENTIAL WORKER AND ECONOMIC STABILITY ACT OF 2021- Current federal law regulates immigration. Current STATE law establishes the Employment Development Department (EDD), which is vested with duties; one being job creation and unemployment compensation.
AB-53- Election Day Holiday- This bill would require community colleges and public schools to close on any day on which a statewide general election is held. The bill would require that state employees, with specified exceptions, be given time off with pay for days on which a statewide general election is held.
INFRASTRUCTURE: AB 823- High-speed Rail Authority: trains powered by fossil fuel combustion engines. This bill would prohibit the High-Speed Rail Authority from directly or indirectly using local, state, federal, or any other public or private funding to purchase, lease, operate, or maintain a
EDUCATION: AB 76- Interdistrict transfer of pupils: prohibition on transfers by a school district of residence: in-person instruction - This bill would prohibit a school district from prohibiting the transfer of a pupil who is not receiving in-person instruction.
Let's start this week's edition with a prime example of the Democrats' call for "unity" being put into practice. Assembly Resolution 18 ( AR 18) – Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, that the following Members of the United States Congress be permanently banned from being granted the privilege of access to the floor in the Chamber of the California State Assembly: