Monday, September 25, 2017

As excerpted from the Tracy Press. 

Final approval of AB 758, co-authored by Assemblywomen Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, and Catharine Baker, R-Dublin, was given Sept. 15 by the state Assembly and by the state Senate early Sept. 16. 
Tracy Mayor Pro Tem Veronica Vargas, who has been a leader of the committee that was formed several years ago to push for the establishment of the cross-Altamont rail authority, said she was at the state Capitol in Sacramento when both branches of the Legislature approved AB 758.


Friday, September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Tonight I decided with my dedicated coauthors, Assemblymember Laura Friedman and Senators Scott Wiener and Ricardo Lara, that I would not bring Assembly Bill 186 up for another vote prior to the end of session. We have made incredible progress on this life-saving policy, from not getting a vote in policy committee last year all the way to the Senate floor. While I am disappointed that the bill will not pass at this time, I am committed to finding a way forward next year. The opioid epidemic continues and new solutions are desperately needed. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Stockton Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants gained final legislative approval today and will now head to the Governor’s desk.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

As excerpted from The Orange County Register. 

“Women are paid less than men, even when they are doing the same work,” said California Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), author of a bill to bar employers from seeking applicants’ salary history.

“Women negotiating a salary shouldn’t have to wrestle an entire history of wage disparity. This bill gives women the power to determine for themselves where they start negotiating.”

The legislation, AB 168, applies to both men and women, but it is aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap. According to the U.S. Census, California women earn 84 cents for every dollar a man is paid, slightly more than the U.S. average of 79 cents.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

As excerpted from The Record.

Expressing her unbridled support, Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, addressed the rally, noting early on that “it’s good to see us out here today, although it’s sad that we’re coming out here because we need to raise our voices. But raise our voices we must.”

Eggman shared that on Monday, her 8-year-old daughter was watching the History Channel and asked her why the U.S. fought during World War II. Eggman related it to today’s fight.

“We stand up against people destroying other people’s lives just so they could get ahead, and now 75 years later and we see the KKK marching in our streets and we see the president of our United States defending them and saying there is good people on all sides."

Monday, July 10, 2017

(Sacramento) -  Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) wrote Assembly Bill 208 to allow for pre-trial diversion.  Instead of having to plead guilty first before obtaining treatment for a nonviolent misdemeanor drug offenses, a defendant would, at a judge’s discretion, be able to obtain treatment without having to plead guilty.  The problem is deferred entries do not protect defendants from federal consequences, including deportations for non-citizen residents. According to a Syracuse University study, since 2008, over 250,000 people have been deported from the U.S. for nonviolent drug offenses. Here’s Assemblymember Eggman presenting AB 208 to the State Assembly in this Assembly Access video.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

As excerpted from the Los Angeles Times. 

A bill in Sacramento would allow eight selected counties, including Los Angeles, to try the idea out. Not only is the philosophy of safe injection centers consistent with California’s efforts to treat addiction as a disease not a crime, but a pilot project would gather invaluable data. The proposal by Assemblywoman Susan Eggman (D-Stockton) comes up for a crucial vote in a state Senate committee hearing in early July.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and the State Assembly passed House Resolution 41 declaring June as LGBT Pride Month in California and held a special ceremony honoring ten LGBT individuals and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in appreciation of their outstanding accomplishments, leadership and activism to help advance equality for the LGBT community. Speaking on behalf of herself and the Legislative Latino Caucus, Assemblymember Eggman said, "A lot of people when they "come out" fear rejection from their families.

Friday, June 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to allow cities and counties in California to authorize supervised drug consumption programs passed from the Assembly floor Thursday evening.

Monday, May 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Stockton Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman to ban employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants passed the Assembly on Monday with a strong, bipartisan majority.

The bill, Assembly Bill 168, prohibits employers from asking for or seeking the salary history of a job applicant, either personally or through an intermediary. It also requires employers to disclose to an applicant, upon request, the pay scale for a position.