Press Releases

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aguiar-Curry with Griess Family

Sacramento, CA – HR 114, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters), passed on the Assembly floor earlier this week with overwhelming bipartisan support. The resolution dedicates October 26, 2018 as Pediatric Epilepsy Day.

Epilepsy is the most common brain disorder worldwide-affecting 1 percent of the population, yet receives half of one percent of the annual National Institute of Health funding. Sudden Death in Epilepsy accounts for 34% of all sudden deaths in children and 50 percent of cases begin in childhood. HR 114 raises awareness to the dangers of pediatric epilepsy and urgently motivates families to get an early diagnosis and treatment.

Monday, August 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – AB 666, authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and co-authored by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), was signed into law by Governor Brown earlier this week. AB 666 is inspired by the confusion that everyone who represents multiple counties experience when filing for every election.

AB 666 will allow candidates running in multi-county districts to submit the candidate statement form from their home county to all the other counties in the district. It would also require county elections officials to accept this form electronically.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D – Winters) introduced AB 2576 to improve the ability of local clinics and their providers to rapidly respond and continue providing healthcare to patients during disasters. This bill is the result of lessons learned during the North Bay wildfires last Fall.

In October 2017, Northern California experienced devastating wildfires that claimed 44 lives and destroyed more than 14,700 homes and 728 businesses. As a result of the fires, community health centers in the affected counties suffered significant losses and unanticipated expenses, largely due to site closures. For instance, during this disaster, Santa Rosa Community Health’s largest health center, the Vista Campus, was destroyed due to extensive fire, smoke, heat, and water damage. This meant 24,000 of the 50,000 patients lost their medical home where they receive comprehensive primary care and mental health services, and hundreds of medical and administrative staff jobs that were also displaced.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 30 today urging Congress to assert its role in the approval of acts of war in a nuclear first-strike scenario.

HR 669, authored by California Representative Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County), would prohibit the President from unilaterally authorizing the deployment of nuclear weapons in an offensive attack absent express authorization from Congress.  The proposed legislation does not impede a President’s ability to respond in-kind to a nuclear attack on the United States. HR 669 is co-sponsored by Representatives Garamendi (D-Walnut Grove) and Thompson (D-St. Helena) along with 18 other California Members of Congress.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), legislative colleagues and Insurance Commissioner, Dave Jones, held a press conference today announcing a package of 13 bills that will be introduced this legislative session to address home insurance issues facing recent wildfire victims. One key measure in this package is AB 1772, a bill introduced last week by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg).

AB 1772 will give wildfire victims an additional year to rebuild their homes and businesses after a catastrophic wildfire and collect the full amount of insurance dollars to which they are entitled. Extending the time a policy holder has to recoup their losses after a devastating fire will prevent battles with insurance companies, and bring families greater peace of mind during difficult times.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) introduced AB 1772 today giving wildfire victims an additional year to rebuild their homes and businesses after a catastrophic wildfire and collect the full amount of insurance dollars to which they are entitled. Extending the time a policy holder has to recoup their losses after a devastating fire will prevent battles with insurance companies and bring families greater peace of mind.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Over the weekend, Governor Brown signed AB 401, authored by Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry, into law. This bill authorizes the use of “telepharmacy” health technology in California for the first time. Making pharmacists more readily available helps improve individuals’ health and the health of entire communities that lack a pharmacist.