Women Making News

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY CELEBRATES GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS WEEK

Jan 30, 2003

This year’s theme is ‘Succeed in Sports, Lead in Life’

On Monday, February 3, 2003, Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson (D – Santa Barbara), Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Title IX, will present ACR 13 and host a press conference to urge all Californians to celebrate and take part in California Girls and Women in Sports Week.

ASSEMBLYMEMBER CAROL LIU ELECTED TO NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE BOARD

Jan 28, 2003

Assemblymember Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) has been elected to the Executive Board of the Women’s Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). She is the only Californian on the 14-member, bipartisan board composed of women state legislators from across the nation.

Davis Signs Chu's College Campus Sexual Assault Safety Bill

Sep 29, 2002

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Governor Gray Davis signed AB 2583 by Assembly Member Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park) relating to sexual assault on college campuses, describing AB 2583’s address of campus sex crimes as “a worthwhile endeavor.”

AB 2583 establishes a Campus Sexual Assault Task Force to assess California’s college campuses on the issue of sexual assault and create a set of model guidelines, the “Campus Blueprint to Address Sexual Assault” Report.

Governor Signs Senator Escutia’s Lead-safe Schools Bill

Sep 29, 2002

Sacramento – California took one step closer to the eradication of lead hazards in its schools today, when the Governor signed Senator Martha Escutia’s Senate Bill 21.

“For years, we have known that lead hazards persist in our schools,” Senator Escutia (D – Norwalk) said. “Lead poisoning poses serious threats to the health of young children. It causes learning disabilities, behavior problems and organ damage. I am very encouraged that this Administration agrees that we need to we take lead poisoning seriously and get those hazards out of our schools.”

Governor signs Escutia bill enumerating rights of parents of English learners

Sep 28, 2002

Sacramento – A measure authored by Senator Martha Escutia (D – Norwalk), which lists the rights of parents of English learners in the state’s public schools, was signed yesterday by Governor Gray Davis.

“Too often,” Escutia said, “immigrant parents shy away from becoming involved in their local schools because they do not understand that they have the right participate as a partner in their children’s education.”

GOVERNOR SIGNS ESCUTIA BILL ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS

Sep 23, 2002

Sacramento, CA – Governor Gray Davis has signed into law SB 1895, a domestic violence bill authored by Senator Martha Escutia (D - Montebello). The bill would require the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, one of two state agencies that funds domestic violence shelters and programs, to consult with an advisory group of domestic violence experts in administering OCJP grants and programs.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT - CIVIL REMEDY LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR DAVIS

Sep 23, 2002

California is the first state to enact gender-motivated violence remedy modeled on federal Violence Against Women Act necessary after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

CHECK OFF FOR CHILDREN

Sep 19, 2002

GOVERNOR SIGNS LIU BILL ALLOWING TAX FORM DONATIONS TO CHILDREN’S FUND

Sacramento – Governor Gray Davis signed into law this week a measure by Assemblymember Carol Liu (D-La Canada Flintridge) to support the State Children’s Trust Fund through optional taxpayer contributions. The bill, AB 2036, authorizes a check off box on California state tax forms, allowing filers to donate a specific dollar amount to child abuse prevention programs.