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Denim Day Act of 2021 Signed Into Law

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 939, the Denim Day Act of 2021 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona). AB 939 fulfills the promise of Denim Day by removing an existing provision of law that allows the manner in which a survivor was dressed to be admitted as evidence of consent in a criminal case involving sexual assault, and thus makes it clear that clothes can never provide consent.

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes Delivers $8 Million for the Revitalization of Las Coronas Affordable Housing Communities in Corona

CORONA, CA – Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes presented an $8 million dollar grant to the City of Corona on behalf of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The grant was secured as part of the 2021-2022 State Budget, and will be used to complete critical renovations at the Las Coronas Affordable Housing Communities, Corona de Oro and Corona del Rey.

Governor Signs Cervantes Bill to Decrease Barriers to Stepparent Adoption

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 746 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) into law. AB 746 clarifies that couples seeking stepparent adoptions are not required to be married or in a legal union for a minimum amount of time, or have a specific income or education level, in order for an adoption to be granted.

Denim Day Act of 2021 Advances to the Governor’s Desk

(SACRAMENTO) – This week, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 939, the Denim Day Act of 2021 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), and sent it to Governor Newsom for his consideration. AB 939 would remove an existing provision of law that allows the manner in which a survivor was dressed to be admitted as evidence of consent in a sexual assault case.

Economic Recovery of Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses

Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy and the Select Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Hold Joint Hearing

SACRAMENTO – At a joint hearing held by the Jobs, Economic Development and Economy (JEDE) Committee and the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SB&E); advocates, community development professiona

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes Names Local Clothing Brand 1LoveIE “2021 Small Business of the Year”

(SACRAMENTO) — Today, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) honored 1LoveIE of Riverside as the 60th Assembly District’s 2021 Small Business of the Year during the annual celebration of California Small Business Day, which brings together small businesses from communities across the state. Justin Hudson, Founder, and CEO, was present to receive the award. 

Cervantes Statement on the Enacted State Budget

(SACRAMENTO) – The following is a statement by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) regarding the enactment of the 2021-2022 State Budget by Governor Gavin Newsom:

Cervantes Denim Day Act of 2021 Approved by Assembly

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly approved Assembly Bill 939, the Denim Day Act of 2021 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) by a bipartisan vote of 74-0. AB 939 would remove an existing provision of law that allows the manner in which a survivor was dressed to be admitted as evidence of consent in a sexual assault case.

Assembly Approves Cervantes Bill to Decrease Barriers to Stepparent Adoption

Today, the Assembly approved Assembly Bill 746 by Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) by a vote of 63-5. AB 746 will further reduce barriers to stepparent adoptions by clarifying that, in stepparent adoptions, the parties are not required to have been married or in a domestic partnership for a minimum period before the adoption.

Application Period Opens for $100 Million Hiring Tax Credit for Small Businesses

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has begun accepting applications for the Main Street Hiring Tax Credit, also referred to as the Small Business Hiring Tax Credit, which was established through the approval of SB 1447 (Bradford, Caballero, and Cervantes).