Press Releases

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces Bill to Prevent Wildfires by Increasing Coordination Between Local Fire Districts and Utility Companies

AB 2070 would require utilities to notify fire districts of controlled burns and other risky mitigation work during high fire-risk times

Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer Kahan (D-Orinda) has introduced legislation that will increase accountability and transparency when a private utility company conducts high-risk fire mitigation work - ensuring that local fire districts are aware and prepared when utility companies conduct “ho

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Introduces Bill to Protect Reproductive Health Care Providers & Patients

AB 1666 would protect Californians from civil liability for providing or obtaining abortion care

Sacramento CA – Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan introduced AB 1666 to protect anyone sued for providing, receiving, or helping someone get abortion care, from civil liability. On the steps of the Capitol, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan joined with the Legislative Women’s Caucus to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the Roe v.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Celebrates Historic Budget

The governor’s proposed budget includes extensive funding for mental health support, reproductive healthcare, and drought mitigation

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan celebrates Governor Newsom’s forward thinking and health-centered budget. With historic investments in behavioral and reproductive healthcare, this budget listens to vulnerable groups and takes precedent-setting steps to protect them.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and City of Lafayette Leaders Announce $238,000 Budget Win for “Safe Route to Acalanes High School” Project

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan and City Leaders announce funding has been secured for a protected pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists

Lafayette, CA – Today, Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), and City of Lafayette Councilmembers gathered to announce the acquisition of funds from the 2021-2022 California State Budget to begin the design of Lafayette’s important Safe Route to Acalanes High School

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan Joins Governor Gavin Newsom as Her Bill to Protect Reproductive HealthCare Access is Signed into Law

AB 1356 will protect patients and providers from harassment and doxing at reproductive health clinics in response to uptick in extremist activity around California

Sacramento, CA – Today in a virtual signing ceremony, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) bill, AB 1356, which secures a patient’s right to access reproductive healthcare safely and privately.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill to Protect Access to Reproductive Healthcare Passes California Senate

AB 1356 would protect patients and providers from harassment and doxing at reproductive health clinics

Sacramento, CA – On the same day that the nation’s most restrictive abortion law went into effect in Texas, the California State Senate passed Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s (D-Orinda) AB 1356 on a 28-10 vote. AB 1356 adds extensive protections for patients and providers at reproductive health clinics and is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of California.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bill Adding “Nonbinary” Option to Death Certificates Signed by Governor Newsom

In celebration of today’s International Nonbinary People’s Day, AB 439 has been signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, adding a nonbinary gender option on death certificates.


Sacramento, CA –AB 439 has been signed by Governor Newsom. By adding a nonbinary option to death certificates this bill builds on the legislature’s work to make all legal documents accurate and affirming.

Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Equality Bill Package Passes the California Legislature and Heads to Governor

AB 378 eliminates gendered language in reference to constitutional officers and many other state officials. AB 439 adds a nonbinary gender option on death certificates. Their passage coincides with 2021 Pride Month, and are headed to the Governor’s desk

Sacramento, CA – Today AB 378 and AB 439 passed the legislature today with bipartisan support and are now headed to the Governor’s desk.