Press Releases

SB 1097 is a critical step in ensuring appropriate case management data related to children who have been exposed to lead
September 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – September 24, 2018 – Over the weekend Governor Brown signed into law a bill that seeks to prevent childhood lead exposure and help localities better understand its sources. Senate Bill No. 1097, authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), would require the California Department of Public Health to provide on its website expanded county-based information regarding childhood blood lead testing outcomes, sources of lead exposure, and how these sources are removed, remediated or abated.

New law requires state to study disease’s disproportionate impact on certain communities
September 24, 2018

Sacramento, CA – September 24, 2018 – Yesterday Governor Brown signed into law Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill to make Alzheimer’s disease research in California more inclusive of at-risk and underrepresented populations. Senate Bill No. 1292 will require the Center for Health Communities to update the 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report in California to quantify the burden of Alzheimer’s disease on African Americans, Asian-Pacific Islanders, Latinos and women, all of whom experience significantly higher disease prevalence rates.

Public-private partnership advances economic justice by providing affordable housing and promoting homeownership
September 19, 2018

National City, CA – September 19, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) invites media and the public to join community members and local officials in National City tomorrow (Thursday, September 20) for a press conference, ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the Paradise Creek Apartments Phase II.

Law will assist law enforcement in better identifying instances of elder abuse crimes
September 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA – September 19, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill to assist law enforcement officers in properly identifying instances of elder abuse crimes has been signed into law. The legislation received unanimous approval by both houses of the Legislature and was signed yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown.

Hueso’s SB 1155 would allow small claims courts to provide interpreters to Limited English Proficient court users
September 06, 2018

Sacramento, CA – September 6, 2018 – Last week the California State Legislature approved Senate Bill No. 1155 by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), which seeks to improve access to justice for thousands of Californians by expanding language access services within the state court system. To promote this objective, the legislation would allow small claims courts in California to provide interpreters to Limited English Proficient (LEP) court users during any and all court proceedings.

SB 1181 by Senator Hueso would help maximize available resources for emergency response services
August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA – August 31, 2018 – The California State Legislature yesterday gave its final approval for Senate Bill No. 1181, authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), which would authorize the Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) to enter into an agreement directly with one or more Local Conservation Corps to perform emergency or disaster response services at the discretion of CalOES. The measure received unanimous bicameral support and now awaits action by Governor Jerry Brown.

Senator Hueso’s bill requires more detailed and transparent reporting from the State
August 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA – August 30, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) childhood lead poisoning prevention legislation, Senate Bill No. 1097, today received final approval from the State Legislature and is headed to the Governor’s desk for action. The bill, which was approved unanimously by both houses, would impose greater reporting requirements on the State of California with regards to childhood lead exposure, a critical step in ensuring appropriate case management data related to children who have been exposed to lead.

Senator Hueso’s Tijuana River Valley resolution receives unanimous approval
August 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA – August 30, 2018 – The California State Legislature today voted to approve a resolution authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that urges the federal government and the US Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC) to take immediate action to adequately address cross-border pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. Senate Joint Resolution No. 22 received overwhelming bipartisan and bicameral support and will be sent to the U.S. Congress for their information.

August 28, 2018

San Diego, CA – August 28, 2018 – After learning that the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and the Port of San Diego have reached a settlement regarding the rental car fee currently being collected that will fund the construction of a parking garage on the Chula Vista Bayfront, State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement:

August 01, 2018

San Diego, CA – August 1, 2018 – After learning of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s decision to join a lawsuit against the Port of San Diego, State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement: