2021 Legislative Accomplishments
11 of my bills were signed into law during my first legislative year. I authored legislation to support youth experiencing homelessness and those living in the foster care system. I also passed legislation to protect the lung health of Californians from severe air quality events like wildfires.
Here is more information on my priority legislation:
AB 619 – Protecting Lung Health from Poor Air Quality: requires the California Department of Public Health to develop recommendations and guidelines for counties to use during a significant air quality event that increases the presence of harmful particulate matter, such as a wildfire. It also requires counties to incorporate these guidelines in their next emergency plan and provide lung health-related information to the public.
AB 633 – The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act: establishes a set of protections to help families keep land that has been passed down without a will. The bill enhances opportunities for intergenerational wealth accumulation and transfer, particularly in communities of color that have historically been the target of predatory real estate practices.
AB 742 – School Supplies for Homeless Children Fund Extension: extends the sunset date for a program known as the School Supplies for Homeless Children Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund to January 2029. When filing taxes, Californians can opt to extend a voluntary contribution to assist students experiencing homelessness with resources to continue their education with the necessary classroom materials.
You can search for more information regarding my legislation at leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
As your Assemblymember, it is my priority to bring resources directly to my district.
I secured $10.8 million of funding in the budget for infrastructure projects and vital regional services in my district, including:
- $6.6 million to Rio Hondo College for improvements to the campus’ water reservoir infrastructure;
- $3 million to the City of Norwalk for homelessness and affordable housing;
- $800,000 to the City of La Mirada for a pedestrian bridge at Creek Park; and
- $400,000 to the City of La Puente for the La Puente City Park safety improvements.
In addition, $8 Million was included to provide resources to refugees granted asylum in California by the federal government. This funding goes towards culturally appropriate resettlement services, ensuring that asylees experience a seamless transition to life in the state.