Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the representative for the 30th 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.
Luis A. Alejo
Representing the 30th District
Representing the 30th District
(SACRAMENTO) — Today the California State Legislature passed a balanced budget that eliminates the state’s structural deficit and improves the state’s credit rating. The budget plan includes a reserve of over a billion dollars and repays schools approximately $2 billion for past Prop 98 deferrals.
“After years of tough budget votes, it feels good to vote for a budget that will advance our state further on the road to economic recovery,” says Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas). “I applaud the work of Assembly Speaker John Pérez, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, and the Budget Conference Committee members for their hard work and dedication to the principles most important to working families.”
(SACRAMENTO)— Assembly Bill 130 authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) to prohibit healthcare districts from paying retirement benefits to its chief executive officers (CEO) while they are still employed by a healthcare district passed in the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today with bipartisan support by a 6-0 vote.
“This bill prevents pension double-dipping problems and overly generous retirement benefit promises,” says Alejo. “It also improves the transparency and accountability for the policies that public entities have to manage the retirement benefits of their top executives.”
(SACRAMENTO)— Assembly Bill 290 authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) to require incoming childcare providers to take one hour of early childhood nutrition as a part of the licensing process passed in the Senate Human Services Committee yesterday with bipartisan support by a 6-0 vote.
“With nearly 25% of preschool-aged children overweight or obese, thousands of California’s youngest residents face a lifetime of health challenges,” says Alejo. “California's licensing laws should prioritize nutrition training for child care providers as a reasonable and necessary means of supporting good nutrition habits. This bill will require licensed child care providers to learn about the importance of healthy meals and snacks, cost-effective strategies, and age-appropriate meal patterns and serving sizes.”
(SACRAMENTO)—The California State Senate Committee on Environmental Quality approved a package of three bills- AB 21, AB 118, and AB 119- authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) aimed at improving California’s water systems today with a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 9-0.
Testifying before the Senate Committee Alejo voices the need for comprehensive reforms of the State's Drinking Water program. "The issue of unsafe drinking water is not confined to one, or a few, regions. A recent report published by the State Water Resources Control Board shows that 21 million people in California rely on contaminated groundwater as their source of drinking water. This is a completely unacceptable figure."
(SACRAMENTO) — Assembly Bill 10 by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) to raise California’s minimum wage passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today with a vote of 5-2 along party lines.
“AB 10 is about equity,” says Alejo. “It provides modest increases over time and implements a cost of living adjustment 5 years from now to help ensure equity for minimum wage workers in the long-term.”
(SACRAMENTO) - Today Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) presented AB 60, The Safe and Responsible Act to members of the Assembly Transportation Committee. AB 60 will modify the Social Security and lawful presence requirements for driver license applicants to ensure that virtually all drivers on California highways are properly trained, licensed, and insured.
(SACRAMENTO)— Assembly Bill 290 authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) to require incoming childcare providers to take one hour of early childhood nutrition as a part of the licensing process passed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee with bipartisan support by a 17-0 vote.
"With nearly 25% of preschool-aged children overweight or obese, thousands of California’s youngest residents face a lifetime of health challenges,” says Alejo. "California's licensing laws should prioritize nutrition training for child care providers as a reasonable and necessary means of supporting good nutrition habits. Prioritizing nutrition training for providers represents a minor and absorbable cost to the State and is a step forward in slowing the rise of childhood obesity.”
(SACRAMENTO) - Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) received a Legislator of the Year Award from the California Council for Adult Education and the California Adult Education Administrators Association. The award recognizes Assemblymember Alejo's support of K-12 based adult education and his work as a co-author of AB 189 (Eng, 2011).
(SACRAMENTO) - Assemblymember Luis Alejo's (D-Salinas) AB 795 flew through the Assembly Public Safety Committee with a unanimous bipartisan 7-0 vote. AB 795 will give the courts the authority to expunge a human trafficking victim's record for solicitation or prostitution if the individual is a victim of human trafficking and the offense is the result of the individual's status as a victim. This will help protect victims of human trafficking whose record would otherwise be tarnished by a crime they were forced to commit.
(SACRAMENTO) — Today the California State Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 33 by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) to proclaim April 7 through April 14, 2013, as California Holocaust Memorial Week and urge Californians to observe these days of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust in an appropriate manner.
Every year, each Assemblymember selects a Holocaust survivor, liberator, or a child of a survivor from their district to join them in Sacramento to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, also known as the Day of Remembrance to remind us that we must remain vigilant in the fighting against bigotry and hatred.
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