6 of Schiavo’s bills move to Assembly floor 

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News release  

Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo, D-Chatsworth, announced that six out of her nine bills that were placed on the Assembly Appropriations Committee suspense file have advanced to the Assembly floor. 

“I am thrilled that many important bills that will help people’s pocketbooks, keep our community safe, address housing affordability and homelessness, and protect seniors and veterans advanced to the Assembly floor,” Schiavo said in a news release. “People in our community are struggling, and our legislation is focused on making people’s lives better and tackling the biggest issues we’re facing.” 

The release provided the following summaries of the bills passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee:  

• Assembly Bill 2135, Protecting Workers from Wage Theft: To ensure workers’ hard-earned wages are protected, this bill extends the period of time that the Labor Commission is able to review complaints of wage theft, as well as ensures investigations by the Labor Commission are not unduly cut short, which often leaves victims of wage theft without a resolution.  

AB 2999, Healthy Homework Act to Protect Student Mental Health: Given the current student mental health crisis, and that recent studies show students cite homework as a top three stressor in their life, addressing homework requirements will protect student mental health. This bill will require school boards to consider mental health, physical health and inequities when creating guidelines for homework, including using research to determine how much homework to assign, grading practices, and if homework is optional and not graded. 

AB 2670, Abortion Access Transparency: Launches a public awareness campaign to provide medically accurate information as to the availability of abortions via the abortion.ca.gov web site, so that all people seeking abortion information and resources know where they can find reliable and safe information. 

AB 1908, Increasing Transparency for Department of Veterans Affairs: Improves government transparency and performance by requiring the California Department of Veterans Affairs to report to the Legislature on the findings of its internal audits. 

AB 2499, Crime Survivor Trauma Leave: Will allow employees to take their sick leave if they or a family member was a victim of a qualifying act of violence. It will prohibit an employer from discharging or discriminating against an employee who is a victim, or has a family member who was a victim, of an act of violence after taking time off to obtain relief. 

AB 2086, Transportation Funding Oversight: Requires Caltrans to enhance an existing public online dashboard, such as Rebuilding California, to display how annual project investments are advancing the vision and goals of the California Transportation Plan to provide good jobs, protect vulnerable communities and meet environmental goals. 

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