Press Release

Friday, May 22, 2020

Sacramento, CA – In Assemblymember Shirley Weber’s latest press release, the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment has passed the AB 2992 legislation through a bipartisan vote, which would provide the victims of violent crimes and families of homicide victims time to recover without fear of job loss and receive expanded unpaid leave.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO - The Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment endorsed legislation today that would provide the victims of any violent crime time to recover without fear of losing their jobs. AB 2992, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego), will also expand unpaid leave to the immediate family members of homicide victims.


Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) who serves as chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Public Safety, issued the following statement in response to the Governor's May Budget Revise:


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Judiciary Committee passed AB 3070 through its first phase of California’s legislative process.

On May 11, 2020, an 8 to 3 committee vote pushed further along a bill that aims to end discrimination in the jury selection process of California. Current legislation prohibits parties to excuse jurors on the basis of the juror’s possible biases caused by their race, gender, religion, and other individual characteristics and requires peremptory challenges to be made if a juror’s dismissal is alleged to be based on discriminatory acts. Contrary, AB 3070 would prohibit the removal of a juror on the basis of their race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or religious affiliation and would increase the consequences of grants and objections of peremptory challenges that claim to be non-discriminatory driven.

Monday, May 11, 2020