Press Releases

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. 

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.

Governor Newsom Signs Three of Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan’s Bills

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


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) Governor Newsom has signed three pieces of legislation authored by Assemblymember Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) – marking her first legislative victories since joining the legislature earlier this year.


Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Announces her 2019 Asian Pacific Islander of the Year Awardees

Monday, July 15, 2019

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) announced her Asian Pacific Islander of the Year award winners for the 16th Assembly District: Hon. Andy Li and Ms. Kyoko Takayama. Both honorees have a long record of service to their communities in District 16 and are role-models for Asian Pacific Islander civic engagement. Through their work, they have promoted civic engagement and electoral participation within the growing API community.