AB 1165 seeks to make comprehensive criminal background checks mandatory for all individuals who work as paid visitation monitors for family visitations
By Jeremy Walsh / Pleasanton Weekly
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: A new voice in Sacramento
Assemblywoman reflects on first months in office, goals for year ahead
These early days of September represent a critical time for the State Legislature, with final deliberations on the floor in each house on pending bills ahead of the Sept. 13 deadline to pass legislation for the governor's consideration.
Despite Federal attacks, AB 1309 aims to help in the continued success of California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act, provides 15 extra sign-up days and eliminates lapses in coverage for new enrollees
(Sacramento, CA) – Moments ago, Assemblymember Bauer- Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 1309 passed off the Assembly floor and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. AB 1309 shifts the existing open enrollment period by 15 days, and eliminates lapses in coverage for those who purchase health insurance through the Covered California Health Exchange or the individual health exchange market.
by Julia Baum / Pleasanton Weekly
Three bills written by Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week.
The newly chaptered pieces of legislation by the freshman Assembly member cover gun safety, criminal justice reform and food allergens.
By Jon Kawamoto / East Bay Times
DANVILLE — A state bill urged by the family of a Danville girl who died tragically of a peanut allergy has been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, D-Orinda, who represents the 16th Assembly District. The bill is called the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act, or AB 1532. It was named for Natalie Giorgi, who was 13 when she died in July 2013. She had a severe reaction to a Rice Krispies treat that contained peanut butter at a summer camp in Sacramento.
By Gabriel Greschler / Jewish News of Northern California
In a show of unity, 11 California lawmakers representing the Jewish and Latino legislative caucuses toured Otay Mesa Detention Center in San Diego on Aug. 9 after increasing scrutiny about conditions at the facility.
The legislators conducted interviews and met with detainees at the center, which is overseen by private prison company CoreCivic and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
by Julia Baum / Pleasanton Weekly
Freshman legislator receives signatures on her first 3 bills on the Governor’s desk, which address deadly food allergens, gun safety and criminal justice reform
Sacramento, CA — Governor Newsom has signed three pieces of legislation authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) – marking her first legislative victories since joining the legislature earlier this year.
Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) passed the first two bills of her freshman legislative session out of the Assembly unanimously. These bills focus on gun safety and expanding protections for human trafficking victims.
“I’m thrilled to have such overwhelming support from my colleagues on my very first bills heard on the Assembly Floor. California is one step closer to giving much needed protections to human trafficking victims and to closing significant loopholes in the current practice on how firearms are transferred” said Bauer- Kahan.
By Katy Grimes / California Globe
“With Trump in the White House and Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, politicians are emboldened to regulate women’s bodies.”
The California Assembly Select Committee on Women’s Reproductive Health, a newly formed committee, held an investigative hearing in recent weeks to discuss the effects and outcome of the Title X “gag rule” by the Trump administration, that prohibits participants from referring patients to abortion providers.
by Jeremy Walsh / Pleasanton Weekly
The Pleasanton City Council is joined by Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (center) and representatives from the offices of U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and State Sen. Steve Glazer at council ceremony in June. (Photo by John A. Benson Photography)
Downtown is set for the party of the century (plus a quarter).