Senator Hueso’s legislation protects State’s most vulnerable populations
September 29, 2017
San Diego, CA – September 29, 2017 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) is proud to announce that Senate Bill 598: Universal Access to Utility Service: Reducing Utility Shutoffs, was signed into law by Governor Brown. This legislation will ensure greater accountability and monitoring of utility customer service disconnections in California.
San Diego, CA – September 15, 2017 – The California State Legislature this week voted unanimously to pass Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) Tijuana River Valley legislation, which will reallocate $2.1 million for development at and restoration of the Tijuana River Valley. The legislation also updates the priority action areas of the Tijuana River Valley Recovery Strategy to determine the flow of wastewater and runoff, as well as conduct a Tijuana River Main Channel Water Quality Protection Feasibility Study.
San Diego, CA – September 15, 2017 – The California State Legislature held its final vote Wednesday to approve SB 615: Salton Sea Restoration Act, authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego). The bill passed both houses with bipartisan support and is now on its way to the Governor for action.
Senator Hueso’s SB 357 now heads to Governor’s desk
September 13, 2017
San Diego, CA – September 13, 2017 – A bill authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) that would instruct the director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to establish an international trade and investment office in Mexico has passed both houses of the state legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support, and is now heading to the Governor’s office for his signature or veto.
San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso and Principal Co-Author Assemblymember Todd Gloria today presented before the State Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, Senate Bill 507 which will reallocate $2.1 million for the restoration and recovery efforts associated with the Tijuana River Valley (TJRV). The legislative proposal unanimously passed 9-0 and is now headed to Senate Appropriations.
San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso today introduced a bill which will reallocate $2.1 million for the restoration and recovery efforts associated with the Tijuana River Valley (TJRV). Senate Bill 507 will also update the priority action areas of the TJRV Recovery Strategy to determine the flow of wastewater and runoff and conduct a Tijuana River Main Channel Water Quality Protection Feasibility Study.
Celebrating women who have selflessly contributed to their community
March 02, 2017
San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) will be honoring outstanding women in celebration of the 2017 Women of the Year Awards, an annual tribute to exceptional women from his district, on Friday, March 3, 2017.
The honorees are as follows: (1) Chula Vista Police Chief Roxana Kennedy; (2) Kathleen Harmon, Community Organizer, Southeast San Diego; (3) Louise Torio, Historical Preservationist for the Villa Montezuma; and (4) Yulil Alonso-Garza, founder of Mothers and Men Against Gangs Coalition in Imperial County.
San Diego, CA… Today, Senator Ben Hueso released a status update on safety improvements to the Coronado Bridge specifically Interstate 5 and State Route 75 highway ramps following the tragic accident which took the lives of four innocent victims and left at least nine people injured on October 15, 2016. Hueso has been diligently working with Caltrans to address and enhance the safety of both bridge commuters and Chicano park visitors.
San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso today introduced Senate Bill 73, which will name the San Salvador as California’s official ship of discovery. SB 73 will enhance the educational and cultural potential of the San Salvador and spread knowledge about the important role its voyage played in the history of America.
“This ship played an integral role in California’s history,” expressed Senator Hueso. “Senate bill 73 will encourage active learning and will promote an appreciation of our rich maritime heritage.”
San Diego, CA… California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) has been reappointed to lead the Senate Energy, Utility, and Communications Committee. This will be Senator Hueso’s second legislative session serving as Chair. His jurisdiction covers bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.