AB 2347 requires annuity policies to be accompanied by a ‘know your rights’ disclosure to properly inform consumers of their option to seek a timely refund
SACRAMENTO – (Tuesday, July 22, 2014) – California Governor Jerry Brown announced this week that he signed Assembly Bill 2347, authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), to better protect seniors by improving disclosure rules for the purchase of annuities.
The bill's changes to current disclosure rules will take effect on January 1, 2015.
SAN DIEGO – (Tuesday, July 22, 2014) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s nomination of Stanford Law Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the California State Supreme Court:
"I’m beyond excited to learn of Gov. Brown’s nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar to the State Supreme Court. Professor Cuéllar would be the first Latino immigrant to the State Supreme Court in modern California history. This is not just a nod to ethnic diversity, but it’s a recognition of the diversity of experiences in our state that makes California one of the most dynamic places in the world. Professor Cuéllar brings wide-ranging experience from an accomplished career to this important position and is well-qualified to serve, a forward thinker, and – most importantly – a Stanford Cardinal. I commend Governor Brown on his choice, and look forward to Professor Cuéllar's tenure on the Court."
To interview Assemblywoman Gonzalez, contact Evan McLaughlin at (916) 319-2080 or (619) 850-2790.
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez represents the 80th Assembly District, which includes Chula Vista, National City and the San Diego neighborhoods of City Heights, Barrio Logan, Paradise Hills, San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, and serves as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Women and the Workplace. For more information, visit http://asmdc.org/members/a80/ .
OXNARD, CA – (Tuesday, July 8, 2014) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, participated with other members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus to tour and observe a facility housing hundreds of unaccompanied Central American refugee youth at Naval Base Ventura County. Assemblywoman Gonzalez made the following statement in response to her observations:
“Today, I had the opportunity to tour the Ventura County facility for unaccompanied refugee youth from Central America.
SACRAMENTO – (Sunday, June 15, 2014) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, made the following statement following the Assembly’s approval of the 2014-15 state budget on Sunday.
“As a breadwinner mom, I'm most proud that this state budget reflects priorities for California that I'd want for my own household: more funding for child care and education, more repairs to our basic infrastructure, and a fund that allows us to save money for a rainy day.”
SAN DIEGO – (Wednesday, March 19, 2014) – A bill authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to guarantee employees in California can earn and use at least 3 sick days per year was approved by the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations today.
Assembly Bill 1522 (Gonzalez) passed by a vote of 3 to 1, with every Democrat on the senate committee in attendance voting in support. The bill will move on to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, where it will likely be considered on Tuesday, June 24.
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(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) has written legislation to guarantee employees in California have the right to earn and use at least 3 sick days per year. Assembly Bill 1522 aims to reduce the impact that illnesses have on the state’s working families as well as the health and safety of employees in the workplace. “Both workers and their employers lose out when employees have to choose between reporting for work while sick or losing pay because they don’t,” Gonzalez said. Here’s more in this Assembly Web Report.
SACRAMENTO — (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) – California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez today announced the creation of the Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace and named Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) as its chair.
“I have formed the Select Committee on Women in the Workplace with the expectation that it will address the whole range of issues from wages to working conditions and everything in between,” said Speaker Pérez (D-Los Angeles). “I have asked Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez to lead this important effort. She is a talented and thoughtful advocate for California’s women, and I am confident she will put forward innovative and insightful suggestions on ways we can close the gap and ensure every woman in California earns a fair wage for the work she does.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) has been named Chair of the newly created Assembly Select Committee on Women in the Workplace by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles). Speaker Pérez made the announcement on Equal Pay Day, part of an ongoing national campaign to increase awareness about pay inequality for working women. “Equal Pay Day is our annual reminder that more and more families are relying on women to be breadwinners and that our economy works best when we acknowledge and accommodate the realities working women face,” said Assemblywoman Gonzalez. “As a single working mother myself, I face this reality every day, and I am very excited to work with my colleagues to seek solutions that break down barriers to employment, accommodate women’s roles in their families as well as their jobs, and bring a greater dose of equity to the workplace.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
A.B. 2140, Which Would End Captive Orca Performances, Will Be Considered by Gonzalez and Committee Colleagues Tuesday
SACRAMENTO – (Monday, April 7, 2014) – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) made the following statement about Assembly Bill 2140 (Bloom) in anticipation of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife’s consideration of the bill on Tuesday morning:
“Upon learning a few weeks ago that Assemblyman Bloom would be authoring Assembly Bill 2140, I told the media that I was inclined to support his proposal. Since then, I have studied the issue carefully and consulted with many experts involved in the debate – including representatives from SeaWorld and independent experts in the field – in hopes of understanding the landmark changes Mr. Bloom is hoping to accomplish with A.B. 2140.