Press Releases

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO - AB 2920, authored by Assemblymember Thurmond (D- Richmond), was signed by the Governor yesterday. The bill gives the City of Berkeley and Placer County authorization to place a measure on their respective ballots that will generate revenue to address homelessness in the City of Berkeley and transportation needs in Placer County.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2960, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), creates a website that will allow families to easily connect with existing child care services and early childhood education (ECE) programs in their community. The bill passed the Legislature with unanimous bipartisan support and was signed by the Governor today.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – El proyecto de ley AB 2514, patrocinado por el asambleísta Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), respalda la creación y expansión de los programas de inmersión dual de lenguaje en las escuelas. La ley fue aprobada en ambas cámaras de la Legislatura con respaldo bipartidista y promulgada por el gobernador el día de ayer.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2514, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), supports the creation and expansion of dual language immersion programs in schools. The bill passed out of both legislative houses with bipartisan support and was signed by the Governor yesterday.

“22 percent of our public school students are English learners,” Thurmond said. “Our school districts need more resources to support these students. This bill gives schools the tools to develop programming proven to improve student learning and student success.”

Friday, September 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) announced today that Governor Brown signed his legislation, AB 3089, which allows the California Student Aid Commission and the Department of Social Services to conduct outreach to foster youth that are newly eligible for the Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) as a result of the recent age expansion. Assemblymember Thurmond worked with Governor Brown to secure an additional $4 million in this year’s state budget to expand age eligibility for the Chafee ETV up to the age of 26 years; it was previous capped at age 22.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sacramento – AB 1565, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, (D-Richmond) ensures that construction employers are paid for completed work, fighting back against wage theft. The bill was signed by the Governor yesterday.

“Wage theft robs the California economy of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue, but most importantly takes over $1 billion annually out of the hands of hard-working California families,” Thurmond said.  “Workers deserve to be paid their earned wages and benefits.  This bill ensures that they will be paid for work performed.”

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2160, authored by Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), provides benefits and workplace protections to all part-time playground employees. The bill was signed by the Governor today.

“Currently, some part-time playground employees don’t receive the protections and benefits they deserve,” Thurmond said. “Playground employees do not receive sick leave, vacation, or bereavement leave while school employees do. This bill guarantees that playground employees will receive the benefits and protections they have rightfully earned.”