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How Our Local Legislators Fared on Police and Criminal Justice Reform Issues

It was a banner year on police and criminal justice reform issues before the state legislature.  The ACLU of California just issued a legislative scorecard on issues they endorsed and showed how all of the legislators voted on them.  For our purposes we’re pulling out only the police and criminal justice reform measures to evaluate how Senator Bill Dodd and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry fared.

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Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Bill to Keep California Families Financially Secure and Green Signed by Governor

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 2063, by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), was signed by Governor Brown.  The bill will require a consumer’s ability to pay for home improvements to be determined prior to the signing of a financing agreement to fund those improvements, and before any construction work can start. The bill also makes other consumer protection improvements to the “property assessed clean energy” (PACE) program to ensure that the program can continue without putting homeowners at risk.

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s Bill to Provide Emergency Health Services Signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Brown signed Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s Assembly Bill 2576 into law over the weekend. This proposal, part of Aguiar-Curry’s package of wildfire recovery legislation, is critical to ensure that communities continue to receive timely access to health care when disaster strikes. After finding critical barriers to clinics’ and other health providers’ ability to provide health care and receive reimbursement for health services clinics during and after the devastating 2017 wildfires, Aguiar-Curry introduced AB 2576 to streamline the system.

The roughly 1,300 community health centers in California provide high-quality comprehensive care to 6.5 million people – that’s 1 in 6 Californians.  Community clinics provide the full spectrum of care, from primary care, to dental and behavioral care, and a variety of additional wraparound services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay, immigration status, or individual circumstances. However, when a clinic burns down or is damaged, the current rules restrict health providers from being able to deliver health services in the field.

Brown signs trio of bills authored by Aguiar-Curry

WINTERS — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed three bills penned by Assemblywoman Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, aimed at wildfire recovery.

The bills, Assembly Bill 1772, Assembly Bill 2380 and Assembly Bill 2518, focus on different areas designed to help residents, first responders and develop innovative uses for forestry products, according to a press release.

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Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry’s Wildfire Recovery Bill Package Signed by the Governor

SACRAMENTO, CA – AB 1772, AB 2380, and AB 2518, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), were signed by Governor Brown today.  In October 2017, California experienced the most devastating wildfire in state history. 44 Californian lives were claimed, and more than 14,700 homes and 728 businesses were damaged or destroyed, totaling over $12 billion worth of damage.  Wildfires of this magnitude pollute the air and wipe out gains we make reducing California’s carbon footprint. These three bills came about in the aftermath of those devastating fires that destroyed so much of our state and affected many families and communities in Assembly District 4.

“Four of my counties – Lake, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma – were on fire last October. For many, it wasn’t the first time,” said Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry. “It breaks my heart to think about the magnitude of loss families across California are experiencing due to fires. These bills will ensure that California is better prepared to prevent future wildfires, combat them when they do occur, and recover in the aftermath.”

Aguiar-Curry bill on nautical vessel impoundments signed by governor

SACRAMENTO – AB 2175, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), was signed into law by Gov. Brown last week.

AB 2175 will give peace officers and harbor patrol officers the authority to take control of a vessel from public property under several circumstances: when they have probable cause to believe it was used in, or as the means of, committing a crime; when officers believe that the vessel is itself evidence; or when a vessel contains evidence which cannot easily be removed.

Aguiar-Curry bill to punish deadbeat health plans signed by governor

SACRAMENTO – AB 2674, by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), was signed into law on Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The new law will require the Department of Managed Health Care, or DMHC, to annually review complaints filed by providers who believe a health care service plan is engaging in an “unfair payment pattern.”

Aguiar-Curry bill to require statewide health care district oversight/transparency signed by governor

SACRAMENTO – More information about California's health care districts will soon be one mouse-click away under AB 2019, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and signed into law yesterday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The bill strengthens legislation last year that first established basic website postings and other requirements for these special districts that had sometimes fallen under the radar.

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry Bill to Punish Deadbeat Health Plans Signed by Governor

AB 2674, by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. The new law will require the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) to annually review complaints filed by providers who believe a health care service plan is engaging in an “unfair payment pattern.”