Medina Introduces Bill Package Focused on Cultural Identity, Education, and the Environment

Friday, February 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) announced his legislative package focused on cultural identity, college equity, vacant judgeships, and the environment.

“My legislative package this year is focused on key issues affecting both our district and the state of California,” Medina said. “By helping our residents breathe cleaner air and maintain their cultural identities, we build stronger communities. Also, as Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, I am committed to improving the delivery and equity of higher education for all Californians.”

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 394 - Multiple Measures for Educational Placement: Authorizes a pilot program of 10 CSU campuses to include multiple measures to improve evaluation and course placement of admitted students.

AB 414 - Equitable Distribution of Judgeships: Addresses the lack of judges in the Inland Empire by filling up to 5 vacant judgeships from courts with a surplus.

AB 890 - California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Loophole Closure: Closes an initiative process loophole that wealthy developers use to avoid environmental review.

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.

Website of Assemblymember Jose Medina: http://asmdc.org/Medina