Press Releases

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The California State Assembly has passed key public safety bills authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, including a measure to ensure better support services and improved outcomes for victims of crime experiencing trauma.  The bills now move to the Senate for consideration.

AB 1384 is aimed at duplicating the Integrated Trauma Recovery Services model at the Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) at the University of California at San Francisco. The TRC model uses assertive outreach clinical-case management and evidence based trauma-focused therapies.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly passed AB 1220, legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber that would update the state’s teacher tenure law for the first time in decades. The bill received bipartisan support on a 61-4 vote.

“This is an incremental change, but a necessary one,” Weber said. “For some teachers, the current 18-month timeline is not sufficient to develop and demonstrate their classroom skills. AB 1220 provides an extra year for those who need extra time and support before a critical decision is made about their careers.” 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA, May 11, 2017… AB 841 (Weber D-San Diego), a bill to restrict marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages in schools, cleared its first legislative hurdle yesterday. The bill passed the California Assembly Health Committee 5-1, with the support of all Democrats on the committee.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A number of bills authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D- San Diego) have been passed by key Assembly committees, including:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Public Safety passed four bills today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego):

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – With unanimous bipartisan support, the Assembly Committee on Education passed legislation Wednesday to better ensure the safety of students by addressing the underlying causes of school violence and disruptive behavior. AB 1029, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), would require the inclusion of  one or more individuals with expertise in in social-emotional health issues of children and youth, such as restorative justice practitioner, a community schools coordinator or a mental health professional on a school safety committee.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Elections Committee passed legislation today, authored by San Diego lawmakers Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber and Assemblymember Todd Gloria, that would ensure fairness in the drawing of the County’s Supervisorial districts. AB 801 would require that the County of San Diego Citizens Redistricting Commission be comprised of members who reflect the diversity of the region’s population and be drawn from various parts of the county.