Assemblymember Medina’s Bills Clear Assembly Appropriations Committee

Friday, May 26, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced that key legislation focused on cultural identity, college equity, and environmental protection passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

“This legislative package is focused on key issues affecting both our district and the state of California,” Medina said. “We support stronger communities when we preserve cultural identities and environmental protections. Also, as Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I am committed to improving the delivery and equity of higher education for both students and educators.”

Highlights of Assemblymember Medina’s Bills include:

AB 82 - Diacritical Marks on Vital Records: Authorizes the use of diacritical marks on vital records, such as birth and death certificates.

AB 204 - Fee Waiver Appeals at California Community Colleges: Ensures fairness in the fee waiver appeals process for community college students. 

AB 890 - California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Loophole Closure: Closes a loophole to ensure that development projects do not bypass environmental review.

ACR 32 – Support for Community College Faculty: Encourages stakeholders to develop proposals to address longstanding issues affecting community college faculty.

These bills are now headed to the Assembly Floor.