Press Release

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Bill Focused on Expediting Transportation Projects Signed into Law by Governor Newsom

Thursday, September 12, 2019

AB 1475 provides options for Regional Transportation Agencies to streamline projects, allowing for a proven, cost saving delivery method for transportation projects

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan had her bill AB 1475 signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom – her fifth since taking office. AB 1475 allows Regional Transportation Authorities (RTA) to utilize an innovative method for transportation projects. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: A new voice in Sacramento

Assemblywoman reflects on first months in office, goals for year ahead

By Jeremy Walsh / Pleasanton Weekly

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.

Local Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, in an interview ahead of the new floor session, said staying true to her constituents' priorities remains at the forefront of her decision-making in Sacramento.

"I think the district really wanted someone who would fight for the values that they hold, and I think that's why they elected me. And I've worked hard to do that," Bauer-Kahan told the Weekly during a sitdown over coffee outside Inklings in downtown Pleasanton on Aug. 19.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Addressing Lapses in Coverage for Californians Using Covered California Heads to Governor’s Desk

Thursday, September 5, 2019

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.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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.

"These laws will keep our kids safe from gun violence, give the poor a little more justice in the criminal justice system, while at the same time saving our state hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, and take another critical step to keep kids and adults alike safe from deadly food allergens," Bauer-Kahan said in a statement.

Her Assembly Bill 1532 was inspired by the 2013 death of a 13-year-old Danville girl after a severe reaction to a peanut allergy while at summer camp.