May - June 2017 District Report
This e-newsletter is designed to be a helpful publication to keep you informed about issues affecting the 57th Assembly District as well as the activities of the California State Legislature.
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I am also here to assist constituents when they are experiencing difficulties with state agencies. If you are struggling with a state agency and need casework assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office. My role is to ensure a fair and thorough review of your case and seek a timely response from the appropriate agency.
It is an honor to serve this district. I look forward to working with you to improve the lives of all Californians.
Majority Leader Ian C. Calderon
Assemblymember, 57th District
In This Issue:
- Legislative Update
- Community Office Hours – La Mirada & Whittier
- Veterans Resource Fair & Workshop
- Senior Scam Stoppers Seminar
- College & Career Fair – Save the Date
I am pleased to update you on the progress of my bills, which have made it through the Assembly and will be heard in the Senate next:
AB 299 (Immigration Housing Data Collection): bars all public entities from compelling landlords to obtain information based on the immigration or citizenship status of a tenant or prospective tenant. This bill will protect undocumented Californians from being targeted and discriminated against by ensuring that those seeking rental housing will not face scrutiny because of their immigration status. It also ensures that rental property owners will not be required to become de facto immigration agents by being forced to surrender tenant records to public entities.
AB 354 (Institutional Investors): requires institutional investors to submit specified information to the Department of Business Oversight regarding the number of single family homes owned in California. Families looking to purchase a home are forced to compete against institutional investors who have billions of dollars to invest in single-family homes. This obstacle presents significant challenges for homebuyers, tenants, and communities of color. This bill will provide middle-class families an opportunity to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.
AB 381(Traffic Stops and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Population): creates a Voluntary Deaf or Hard of Hearing Notification Program in order to provide helpful, timely information to law enforcement and greater reassurance to the deaf community. The program would allow a person registering a vehicle or renewing said registration, to voluntarily indicate that a driver of the vehicle may be deaf or hard of hearing. This would create a notification in the vehicle’s record which would be provided when a peace officer accesses the vehicle’s registration – more commonly known as running the vehicle’s plates.
AB 1064 (CSU Cost of Attendance): requires the CSU to complete a comprehensive survey every three years with the goal of identifying an accurate cost of attendance for students attending each campus. The measure explicitly states the survey measures are required to take steps to ensure students who are skipping meals or couch-surfing will not unduly deflate average cost of attendance.
AB 1085 (Minimum Franchise Tax): allows limited liability companies (LLC) and certain corporations to pay the minimum franchise tax over a set amount of time based on a series of payment options. This measure will make it easier for businesses to operate by providing flexible payment options in order to offset high tax burdens.
AB 1408 (Post Release Community Supervision Revocation Hearings): requires the Board of Parole Hearings to consider the entire criminal history of an inmate, not just the most recent offense, when considering them for release from prison. This measure will improve information sharing between the Division of Adult Parole Operations and the county probation departments and ensure that both the state parole and local county probation departments have the information necessary to do the difficult job of monitoring the formerly incarcerated among us. It will also require that upon a third Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) violation, there be a mandatory PRCS revocation hearing. AB 1408 does not undo the steps the state has taken to address its prison overcrowding problem, but it will set some practical ground rules and enhance the tools available to law enforcement operating under these reforms.
AB 1004 (Elected Officials Online Database): requires the Secretary of State to establish an online database of elected federal, state, county and city officials. The database will allow Californians to type in their address and instantly learn who represents them at all levels of government, including each elected official’s phone number, email address and office address.
AB 1127 (Diaper Changing Tables): requires baby diaper changing stations be installed in men’s and women’s restrooms in restaurants, department stores and other frequently visited public buildings and businesses in California. This bill will ensure that both moms and dads have a safe, sanitary place to change their baby.
AB 1178 (Annual Student Debt Letter): requires all California post-secondary institutions receiving aid from the California Student Aid Commission to provide annual individualized reports to students including a student’s total cumulative loan amount, the percentage of federal loans borrowing limit a student has reached, and an estimated monthly payment based on a formula created by each institution.
AB 1284 (People First Language in Higher Education Code): amends language referring to students with disabilities to be consistent with people first language. For example, “blind students” are now “students who are blind” or “disabled students” are now “students with disabilities.”
We are hosting Community Office Hours throughout the 57th District in the coming months. This would be a wonderful opportunity to meet with my staff to discuss issues or concerns you may have with the Department of Motor Vehicles, Covered California, the Franchise Tax Board, Veterans’ Affairs, or other state entities.
Tuesday, June 20
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
La Mirada Library
13800 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada
Wednesday, June 21
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
City of Whittier - Whittwood Branch Library
10537 Santa Gertrudes Avenue, Whittier
Walk-ins are welcome. To RSVP call my district office at (562) 692-5858.
Join us as we host our inaugural Veterans Resource Fair and Workshop. Come learn about resources available to our Veterans regarding education, employment, housing, and other state benefits. A representative from the California Department of Veterans Affairs will host a workshop on the resources available to you in the state.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
6 – 8 p.m.
Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, Sproul Room
13200 Clarkdale Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650
For questions or to RSVP, please call my office at (562) 692-5858.
I’ve partnered with the Contractors State License Board to host a FREE Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on July 27 in South El Monte. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
9 to 11a.m.
South El Monte Senior Center
1556 Central Avenue, in South El Monte
I am excited to once again partner with the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District to host the 57th Assembly District College & Career Fair. This year, the fair will be held on Saturday, September 23 at Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights. Please mark your calendars!