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Representing the 14th District
Representing the 14th District
Fifteen years ago this month, California voters expressed their desire for greater investment in early childhood when they approved Proposition 10, the tobacco tax that dedicates funding for health and education programs for children birth to age 5.
Even back then, the evidence was clear: how children grow and develop during their first five years affects them for the rest of their lives -- as future students, parents and workers.
Our students and teachers will soon be reaping the benefits of a new infusion of state funding dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers in the 21st century economy, ("Vallejo to get $1.4 million for Common Core standards," Nov. 13).
Last January, the original 2013-14 budget proposal submitted by the governor to the Legislature contained no money for schools to implement Common Core standards. As chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, I worked to change this and made securing state funds to provide teacher professional development and technology improvements my number one priority.
Governor Signs Bonilla Bill to Streamline Delivery of Child Care Payments
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 274, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), which allows for greater use of technology to streamline California’s early childhood education delivery system.
“Early child education providers have been calling for upgrades to bring our payment system into the 21st century, reduce government bureaucracy, and make these important services more cost-effective,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “AB 274 makes improvements to the state’s child development system so that providers can target scarce resources towards serving needy families instead of filling out paperwork.”
Governor Brown Signs Bonilla Legislation to Reestablish “Veteran” Plate.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill 244, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), which reestablishes the “Veteran” license plate for Californians who have served in the armed forces.
“California veterans can once again purchase a California license plate that specifically identifies them as a veteran,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “Furthermore, the funds from this license plate will help veterans gain access to their guaranteed benefits including employment, retirement, medical and housing assistance.”
Governor Signs Bonilla Legislation to Remove Barriers to Licensed Midwifery.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed an important women’s health access bill, AB 1308, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), which removes barriers to licensed midwifery while improving safety for mothers and their babies.
“I believe that midwives have a passion and a commitment to the prenatal care process and the labor and delivery process that’s really excellent,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “This is a historic new law because it finally ensures that women who choose to have midwives deliver their babies, will have the peace-of-mind knowing that proper safeguards are in place to provide them with physician care if necessary.”
SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown has signed two important public safety bills by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord):
- AB 884 helps sheriffs reduce pressure on crowded jails by extending the authority of county parole boards to supervise parolees from two to three years.
- AB 908 improves the Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) capability to prevent crimes of identity theft, counterfeiting, and document or consumer fraud.
"It is critical that our local law enforcement agencies are prepared to deal with increased inmate populations. AB 884 will relieve overcrowding while providing the opportunity for longer supervision under county parole," said Assemblywoman Bonilla. "I am pleased that Governor Brown recognized the sheriffs' pressing needs and approved this bill."
“AB 484 is the right educational policy at the right time, and California is the right state to lead this forward.”
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla with Governor Jerry Brown and State Superintendent Tom Torlakson at today’s signing ceremony for AB 484 (Bonilla), which moves California to new student testing system.
(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 484, legislation authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.
“This is one of the most important and revolutionary changes to education policy, and California is the right state to lead the way. With this new law, our schools can move away from outdated STAR tests and prepare students and teachers for better assessments that reflect the real world knowledge needed for young people to succeed in college and careers,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord).
SACRAMENTO – The Legislature gave unanimous approval to a resolution authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla to recognize the 25th anniversary of the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST).
Assembly Concurrent Resolution 75 (ACR 75) honors the CCST for its success in representing California’s science and technology professions at the highest level and for providing independent and objective analyses to the state on relevant policy issues. As Chair of the Select Committee on Increasing the Integration of Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) in K-14 Schools, Bonilla recognized CCST’s leadership on the topic.
AB 484 is the right educational policy at the right time, and California is the right state to lead this forward.
SACRAMENTO - The Assembly today gave bipartisan approval to Assembly Bill 484, introduced by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), which will improve educational testing methods to measure students' academic progress.
AB 484 Sends Clear Signal that California is Moving Ahead with Common Core Transition
SACRAMENTO - The Senate today approved a bill by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) to improve educational testing methods to measure students’ academic progress. The bill proceeds to the Assembly for its final vote and then heads to the Governor.
“This bill will free up instructional time in the classroom as teachers fully embrace and implement the Common Core State Standards,” said Bonilla. “Students will now have the opportunity to participate in the field test, beginning the shift to the new computer based assessments which will require students to analyze and solve problems.”
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