City of San Diego-sponsored legislation will assist California’s Promise Zones and Opportunity Zones in receiving critical revitalization and investment funds
September 28, 2018
Sacramento, CA – September 28, 2018 – This afternoon Governor Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and sponsored by the City of San Diego that would provide state resources for disadvantaged communities designated within California’s Promise Zones and Opportunity Zones. Senate Bill No. 635 received bipartisan and bicameral support in the Legislature and becomes effective January 1, 2019.
Legislation by Senator Hueso expands language access services for Limited English Proficient court users
September 27, 2018
Sacramento, CA – September 27, 2018 – With the stroke of his pen, Governor Brown today signed into law a bill by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) toimprove access to justice for a significant number of Californians by allowing small claims courts in the state to provide interpreters to Limited English Proficient court users during any and all court proceedings.
Legislation aims to provide cost-effective means of reducing short-lived climate pollutant emissions
September 26, 2018
Sacramento, CA – September 26, 2018 – A new law in California will authorize the state to adopt a biomethane procurement program if it is found to be cost-effective, beneficial to ratepayers, and in advancement of the state’s environmental and energy policies. The legislation, authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and signed by Governor Brown on Sunday, seeks to further develop a pathway for renewable biomethane to be injected into the gas pipeline system, thereby displacing fossil gas and reducing the carbon intensity of the natural gas system.
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.