Thank you for contacting my office to express your concerns with AB 1993 (Wicks), pertaining to employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccines. I have listened to your concerns and happy to know you are engaged in the legislative process.
Today, Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) was joined by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, Assemblymember Chris Ward, Clovis Honore representing the San Diego Racial Justice Coalition and the North County Equity and Justice Coalition, David Lagstein representing SEIU Local 221, and Mr. A.C. Mills, who shared the story about his son Kevin Mills who died while in custody at the San Diego County Central Jail, to announce the introduction of Assembly Bill 2343, the Saving Lives in Custody Act. This bill would ensure the minimum local detention standards are revised to equitably maintain the safety and specialized needs of all incarcerated individuals.
“Today, my colleague Assemblymember Kevin Kiley (R-AD6) brought forward a proposal during the Assembly floor session that was without reference to file. This means this item was not on the agenda, it has not been heard in any committees, and most importantly, was not something that I had been given the opportunity to read. The pain at the pump is real and is hurting every Californian, including my own family. I am eager and committed to finding ways to alleviate this pain and look forward to working with Governor Newsom and my legislative colleagues on a plan to get cash back into your pockets. However, I also want my constituents to know that I do not vote in favor of bills that show up on the floor that I, nor my staff, have never seen nor read.”
Today, Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D. (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the SDG&E rate increase:
“The latest report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms what my constituents have been saying, San Diegans are paying the highest price per kilowatt in the country. After a briefing by SDG&E on Wednesday evening on the reasons for the rate increase in San Diego, I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to find solutions to the rising cost to alleviate the financial burden on consumers. We must bring all stakeholders to the table to remedy this catastrophe affecting families and community members’ ability to keep their lights on and cover other household expenses.”
SAN DIEGO - Given the high COVID-19 infection rates among students and staff around California and the nation, Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD, joined with school leaders, students and public health advocates to announce new legislation updating the California Immunization Registry (CAIR2) so schools are ready and able to implement new school based vaccine requirements.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today released the following statement on the California State Auditor’s report regarding the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and in-custody deaths:
San Diego, CA — Many residents have reached out to me regarding their position on Assembly Bill 1400 (Kalra), also known as CalCare, which would create a universal single-payer health coverage system in the State of California.
SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., (D-La Mesa), is joined by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) in introducing AB 1655, a bill that would recognize “Juneteenth,” or June 19th, as a paid state holiday.
SACRAMENTO, CA— Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., (D-La Mesa) was joined by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and the California Medical Association (CMA) in introducing AB 1636, a bill that ensures physicians and surgeons who have committed sexual misconduct with a patient or client are prohibited from acquiring or reinstating their license.