Press Releases

Assemblymember Akilah Weber, M.D., Introduces Legislation to Protect Patients and the Sanctity of the Physician-Patient Relationship

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.

Assemblymember Akilah Weber Introduces HR 74, Declaring COVID-19 Health Misinformation a Public Health Crisis

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) introduced HR 74, a resolution that speaks to the importance of curbing the dissemination of public health misinformation and the threat that it poses to our society. The California State Assembly successfully adopted this resolution today, declaring COVID-19 health misinformation as a public health crisis.

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee Approves Assemblymember Weber and San Diego Legislators’ Request to Audit San Diego County Sheriff’s Department In-Custody Deaths

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Akilah Weber (D-San Diego) is joined by Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Brian Maienschein, Christopher Ward, Lorena Gonzalez, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Senator Ben Hueso as members of the San Diego Delegation in requesting the California State Auditor provide independently developed and verified information related to the death of inmates in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The request was approved by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the California State Auditor estimates a seven-month timeframe to complete the report.

Assemblymember Weber to Present Audit Request of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office This Wednesday

SACRAMENTO— TOMORROW at 1:30 PM: Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD (D-San Diego) will present an audit request to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) on behalf of the Democratic members of the San Diego delegation to investigate San Diego County Sheriff’s Department's inmate deaths over the last 15 years. The proposal is co-authored by Assemblymembers Tasha Boerner-Horvath, Brian Maienschein, Christopher Ward, Lorena Gonzalez, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Senator Ben Hueso.