Press Releases

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed AB 2550, legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that prohibits male correctional officers from pat-down searching of female prisoners or entering into an area where incarcerated women are in a state of undress. The bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support.

Weber noted that many of our prison policies were designed with men in mind and do not reflect women’s needs or their experiences of trauma.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown signed two bills last weekend authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), bringing this year’s total to eleven.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown has signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that seeks to protect residents of long-term health facilities by ensuring notices of discharge are sent to the local Long Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman program.

“Complaint investigations of improper, unsafe and illegal discharges are a growing problem all across the state.”  Weber said. “This bill is aimed at providing these residents an extra level of protection by informing the local LTC Ombudsman Program of the discharge.”

Thursday, September 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Twelve bills authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber have made it to the Governor’s desk this year. Two of these, AB 214 and AB 1057 have already been signed into law. Weber was also the joint author and coauthor on a number of other bills that await the Governor’s signature.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Moved from military prison guard to criminal justice reformer

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber has named Chula Vista resident Mark Bartlett as her 79th Assembly District Veteran of the Year. Bartlett, a former soldier who served in Afghanistan, now serves as an advocate for reentry and criminal justice reform.

Friday, June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), who served on the Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee, issued the following statement on the state budget agreement passed by California lawmakers Thursday:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

 AB 801 encourages diversity and removes politicians & lobbyists from redistricting process