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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Applauds Inclusion of $18 Million for Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District

(SACRAMENTO) – The following is a statement by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) regarding Governor Jerry Brown releasing his May Revision of the proposed state budget today:

“I applaud Governor Brown for his fiscal responsibility in crafting—once again—a budget that is reasonable and balanced. I look forward to working through June 15 with my colleagues in the Legislature, and the Governor, in finalizing a budget for our great state.

Monday, May 8, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) wrote Assembly Bill 1618 to improve the services provided to California veterans by establishing a certification process veteran service providers. AB 1618 would also establish a competitive grant program for purposes of awarding grant moneys to certified California veteran service providers. “AB 1618 will help insure that the limited state resources available go to veteran service organizations that are legitimate and have a proven track record of serving the specific needs of our veterans,” Assemblymember Cervantes told the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) joined forces with Assemblymember Devon Mathis (R-AD26) to write legislation (Assembly Bill 296) creating a task force to examine the health issues California women veterans are facing. The Task Force is charged with looking into the quality of, and access to, mental health services, including services and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury as well as a host of other health related issues. “Women veterans often face unique challenges and have distinct needs from their male counterparts,” Assemblymember Cervantes told the Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs. Learn more from the Assemblymembers in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) took charge of Senate Bill 130 when it came time for the Assembly to vote on the measure. SB 130 would alter the way the Vehicle License Fee, collected by the State, is distributed to cities. Assemblymember Cervantes explained to her fellow lawmakers that the four newest cities in Riverside County have been denied their equitable share of the VLF money because of an unintended consequence of legislation passed years ago that changed the way VLF funds are allocated. Most cities use the VLF dollars to pay for basic services such as police and fire. “SB 130 represents an important step toward restoring the funding for these four cities and restoring public safety services to our citizens,” said Assemblymember Cervantes. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senate Bill 130, which restores critical funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee, and Wildomar, was approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan vote of 72-1.

Each of these cities incorporated prior to the passage of Senate Bill 89 (2011), which was one of the steps the Legislature took to close the State’s massive budget gap. SB 89 resulted in cities which had incorporated after 2004 losing critical public safety and municipal services funding that had previously been allocated to newly incorporated cities.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The following is a statement from Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) following Tuesday’s legislative oversight hearing on the California State Auditor’s report regarding the University of California Office of the President:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly Appropriations Committee approved Assembly Bill 179 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) by a vote of 11 to 5. AB 179 would require one of the eleven appointed members of the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to have had experience working on environmental justice issues.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – The following is a statement by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) on the State Senate’s approval of Senate Bill 130, which would restore needed funding to the cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee, and Wildomar, by a bipartisan vote of 34-0:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – This week, the Assembly Transportation Committee approved Assembly Bill 179 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) by a vote of 9 to 5. AB 179 would require one of the eleven appointed members of the California Transportation Commission (CTC) to have had experience working on environmental justice issues.

“Whether by bus, car, or bike, transportation has a profound effect on the quality of life for every Californian,” Assemblymember Cervantes said. “The members of our Transportation Commission should reflect the changing reality of transportation in California. This should also include an understanding of how state transportation policy affects our most disadvantaged communities, especially as it relates to air quality.”