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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 Authors Legislation to Protect Drivers, Passengers, and the Public While Using Ride Sharing Services

SACRAMENTO – As the sharing economy expands and more Californians are getting rides from transportation network companies (TNC) like Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar, new rules are needed to protect passengers, drivers, and the public.

“I have introduced AB 2293 to clarify existing insurance laws related to ride sharing service activities while supporting new business advancements,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “California is a technology leader and as new ideas are developed and brought into the marketplace, we need to make sure rules are in place to notify and protect those using new services.”



Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla Celebrates the 2014 14th Assembly District Women of the Year

SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) will be honoring the 2014 14th Assembly District Women of the Year on Friday, April 25th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in downtown Concord’s beautiful, Todos Santos Plaza.  The outdoor reception will recognize outstanding women from local community organizations, feature the real-life Rosie the Riveters, and honor the 2014 14th Assembly District Woman of the Year, Cindy Gershen.

Gershen is chef and owner of Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek, CA, as well as the founder of Wellness City Challenge, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve health through nutrition, education and physical activity.  Gershen is being recognized for her success as a small business owner and for her dedicated service to our local schools.  Gershen is working with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District to create healthier menu options in their cafeterias. 



Assemblymembers Bonilla, Gomez, Holden and League of CA Cities unveil Massage Therapy Act of 2014

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) held a press conference today with Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the League of California Cities to announce the introduction of their major reform measure, AB 1147, to overhaul California’s existing massage therapy law.

“Clearly the current regulatory system for massage therapy businesses in California is not effective,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “Bad actors, masquerading as legitimate massage professionals, have exploited loopholes in current law which impairs the ability of local government and law enforcement to regulate them. Their actions damage the integrity of true massage therapy professionals.”



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.”



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.”



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.”



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.”



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.”



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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