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Representing the 14th District
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Bonilla Introduces Legislation to Bring Back Veterans License Plate
Sacramento - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) has introduced a bill that will reestablish the "Veterans" license plate that is reserved for Californians who have served in the armed forces.
"Several veterans have expressed a desire to be able to purchase a California license plate that belongs to them, that specifically identifies them as a veteran," said Assemblywoman Bonilla. "That is why I am partnering with many veterans organizations to introduce this bill. Not only will it create this distinctive plate to properly recognize their service and sacrifice, but it will increase funding to County Veteran Service Offices to ensure that veterans have access to their guaranteed benefits including employment, retirement, medical and housing assistance."
Asm. Susan A. Bonilla Announces Hiring of Tomi Van de Brooke as District Director
CONCORD – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) announced today that Tomi Van de Brooke will serve as her District Director.
"I have an ambitious agenda for my second term in the Assembly and I am proud to add Tomi to my team of talented professionals who are helping me serve my constituents," said Bonilla, who was reelected in November 2012 to represent the 14th Assembly District. "I have known Tomi for many years and have worked with her in local government and education. She has proven skills, established relationships and high standards, and I am confident that she will build upon the reputation of my district office, which has done an outstanding job connecting with the residents and communities I represent."
Bonilla Statement on Governor's Budget Proposal
SACRAMENTO - Statement from Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) on Governor Jerry Brown's announcement today of his 2013-14 state budget proposal:
"This is the ‘live within our means' budget proposal that Governor Brown has promised, and I applaud and support the general direction the Governor is taking: focusing on the core functions of government; increasing funding for K-12 education while providing flexibility for local school districts; and stronger investment in higher education and financial support for needy students. With surpluses forecast for the next four years, this budget is a good step towards reducing our debt to education and putting California's fiscal house in order.
As Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, I will play an active role in this discussion as we maintain this progress and chart a path towards a more secure funding stream for our schools in the years ahead."
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla offers remarks in recognition of Veterans Day
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (Concord, CA) - offered the following statement in recognition of those who served and are serving our country in the Armed Forced of the United States and their families. California has the largest population of Veterans in the nation; there are over 2 million Veterans in California, with over 37,000 Veterans returning to California yearly.
“Veterans deserve our gratitude and respect for the sacrifices that they and their families make so that we may continue to enjoy our freedom,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “We can be proud that we live in a community in which we all work hard to make it easier for returning veterans to successfully integrate back into our communities. This year I was pleased recognize Concord Vet Center Team Leader Denver Mills as the 11th Assembly District Veteran of the Year for his service. I was also proud to author legislation that increased funding to Veteran Service Offices to ensure that veterans receive the benefits they have earned. We must continue to recognize and reward their sacrifice. I would also like to thank the two veterans on my staff, Suzette Adkins and Maurice Delmer, for their service, sacrifice, and commitment to our country."
Bonilla Bill to Bring Jobs Back to California
AB 2508 Ensures Taxpayer Funded Program's Jobs remain in the State
Concord (CA) – AB 2508 authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) was signed into law by Governor Brown to ensure state contracts for public program call center services are awarded to contractors and subcontractors that certify taxpayer dollars will be spent in the state and work will be performed with workers employed in California. With California’s unemployment rate still high and more Californian’s seeking assistance from public programs, solutions like AB 2508 are urgently needed.
Barnidge: Bonilla's unlikely path from Shakespeare to Sacramento
Susan Bonilla admits to some wonderment at the meteoric rise of her political career.
Ten years ago, she was an English literature teacher at Concord High and a long-shot candidate to win a Concord City Council seat.
Legislation to Streamline Security Deposits For Tenents And Landlords Signed Into Law by Governor Brown
Assemblywoman Bonilla's bill allows landlords to return a tenant's security deposit via direct deposit.
Concord, CA – Assembly Bill 1679, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 1679 allows property owners to deposit any remaining portion of the security deposit directly to a bank account designated by the tenant. This bill also allows property owners to provide a copy of the itemized statement to an e-mail account provided by the tenant.
Governor Signs Bill to Accurately Measure School District and Student Academic Performance
Concord (CA) – Assemblywoman Bonilla applauds Governor Brown’s support of SB 1458, by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, to expand California’s system on public school accountability to include more than simply student test scores.
Veteran License Plate Bill Increases Funding
Governor Brown Signs Bonilla Bill that will Provide Additional Funding to CVSOs
Concord (CA) - AB 1550, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), was signed into law yesterday by Governor Brown to provide additional revenue to County Veteran Service Offices (CVSOs) through a marginal fee increase for the veteran special license plate, which has not been updated since 1992.
Preschool California Advocacy Alert: AB 1853
August 28, 2012
AB 1853 (Bonilla, Simitian), a transitional kindergarten implementation bill, passed the Legislature with bipartisan support last week and now awaits Gov. Brown’s signature! AB 1853 would offer transitional kindergarten teachers the voluntary professional development opportunities they are currently seeking. With our teachers prepared to effectively instruct transitional kindergarten, they can best meet the needs of California’s young learners. Please ask Gov. Brown to sign AB 1853 today!
AB 1853 would encourage the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to convene a working group to develop standards for a voluntary “transitional kindergarten recognition of study” for teachers who hold a multiple subject teaching credential. With the launch of more than 2,000 transitional kindergarten classrooms across the state this fall, California’s teachers and children need the specialized training that AB 1853 would help create.
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