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Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the representative for the 14th Assembly District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district - or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Susan Bonilla
Representing the 14th District

Representing the 14th District

Bonilla’s Bill to Keep Women in STEM Passes Assembly Committee on Higher Education

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla continues to address gender inequities with her measure AB 2350, which was approved today by the Assembly Higher Education Committee.  AB 2350 seeks to increase the number of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields by raising awareness that pregnancy discrimination is included in the federal Title IX standards and by requiring universities to adopt policies to implement Title IX. 

“With the increased demand for jobs within the STEM fields, it is critical that women are not choosing to exit the STEM pipeline because of discrimination they experienced in graduate school programs,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla (D-Concord).  “While Title IX standards may require gender equity in all federally funded educational programs, the reality is, the standards are not being met.”

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Bonilla's Legislation Creating Common Core Implementation Fund and Improving Student Safety Approved by Assembly Education Committee

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla's bills, AB 2319 which creates the Innovation, Training, and Common Core Implementation Fund, and AB 2560 which requires all holders of a teaching or service credential understand they must report suspected abuse to law enforcement or child protective services, were both approved by the Assembly education committee today.

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Bonilla’s Bill to Expand Electronic Monitoring for Non-Violent Offenders Passes out of Assembly Public Safety Committee

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla’s public safety legislation, AB 2499, has been approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee with a 5-0 vote.  AB 2499 provides County Sheriffs more tools to manage our criminal justice system by updating requirements for the electronic monitoring of non-violent and non-serious offenders.

"It is vital our local law enforcement agencies have the tools and authority they need to ensure the public safety of our communities,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla.  “AB 2499 will help relieve pressure on county jails while making sure inmates that need to be incarcerated stay off our streets.”

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Bonilla’s Bill, AB 1838, Approved by the California State Assembly

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 1838, was passed on the floor today with a vote of 71-0. This measure allows graduates of accredited, accelerated medical education programs to be licensed in California. This bill creates a pathway for more California physicians to practice in the state, while also providing qualified students of these programs the opportunity to reduce their medical school costs.

“By creating a new pathway for students who have already demonstrated a high level of skill and understanding, we will begin to reduce the growing shortage of physicians in our communities,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “In addition, AB 1838 provides eligible students of accelerated programs, the opportunity to graduate with less debt.”

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Assembly Committee on Education Approves Assembly Bill 1432

SACRAMENTO – Statement from Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) on the Assembly Education Committee approval of AB 1432 (Gatto).

“As Principal Co-Author of AB 1432, I see great value in establishing standards for mandated reporter training in our public schools,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. It is imperative that all school district employees learn to identify signs of abuse and clearly understand their duties as a mandated reporter. AB 1432, in combination with my bill AB 2560, is a necessary step towards ensuring the ongoing responsibilities of mandated reporters are met and our children are kept safe in school.”

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Assemblywoman Bonilla Names Cindy Gershen as the 14th Assembly District Woman of the Year

SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) has named Cindy Gershen as the 14th Assembly District Woman of the Year. Gershen was recognized along with recipients from the other 79 California Assembly districts at today’s annual California State Assembly Woman of the Year ceremony.

“Cindy’s leadership and action-oriented work in the community is having a tremendous impact to improve the long term health of all our residents,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “Cindy’s innovative high school education program, Change the Food, Change the Future, can serve as a transformative model for future educational nutrition programs in our schools.”

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Bonilla Proposes New Pathway for More Physicians

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla, in partnership with the University of California and the Medical Board of California, has introduced legislation to allow graduates of accelerated and fully accredited medical education programs to become licensed physicians in California. By creating this pathway, students will have the opportunity to incur less student debt while becoming dedicated, well-trained physicians.

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Bonilla Introduces Bill Prioritizing Innovation, Training and Common Core Implementation in CA Classrooms

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla has announced that she has introduced legislation to create an innovation, training, and technology grant that will help schools with their common core implementation. 

“Last year, as Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, I secured additional funding for Common Core implementation and technology investments to enable our schools to use computer adaptive assessments, and updated STEM based instructional models,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla.  “I look forward to partnering with business leaders, school administrators, teachers, parents and students in building on this investment and expanding opportunities for these rewarding education programs.”

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Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla and Equality California Propose to Ban “Panic Defense” Legal Strategy by Murder Defendants

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla and Equality California announced that they are partnering to introduce legislation to end the use of the “gay panic” or “trans panic” defense strategy – a tactic used by defendants charged for murder who claim their violent acts were triggered by panic resulting from discovery of the victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

“It is reprehensible to learn that criminal defendants are encouraged by their defense counsel to employ a ‘gay panic’ or ‘trans panic’ defense in an attempt to receive a possible lesser charge or avoid conviction,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. "A panic attack defense allows a criminal defendant to claim that violence against the LGBT community is somehow understandable or acceptable due to the victim's orientation or gender identity. With this bill, we are making it very clear that it is never acceptable, and that there is no place for prejudice against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. 

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Bonilla Introduces Legislation to Expand Electronic Monitoring of Non-Violent Offenders

SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla announced today she has introduced legislation to give sheriffs more tools to manage our criminal justice system by updating requirements for the electronic monitoring of non-violent offenders. 

“It is critical that our local law enforcement agencies have the tools and authority they need to ensure the public safety of our communities.  AB 2499 will help relieve pressure on county jails while making sure inmates that need to be incarcerated stay off our streets,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla.

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