Monday, June 13, 2016

(Sacramento) - The California State Assembly adjourned in memory of the 49 people murdered in an attack of a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, requested the adjournment, and spoke of the importance of safe spaces for the LGBT community and the corrosive effect of homophobia. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Talamantes-Eggman’s eloquent comments on the Assembly Floor.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The joint authors of California’s End of Life Option Act, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), released the following statement on the enactment of the End of Life Option Act today: 

“Today is a historic day for Californians who are terminally ill and want an additional option to those that previously existed.  The End of Life Option Act is now law and available to terminally ill Californians.

Monday, June 6, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, on Monday called for the resignation of the judge who sentenced a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman to just six months in county jail.

Brock Turner, 20, was arrested January 18, after two Stanford graduate students confronted him after spotting him lying on top of a woman near a garbage bin on the Palo Alto campus. He was convicted in May of three felonies: assault with intent to commit rape, sexually penetrating an unconscious person with a foreign object, and sexually penetrating an intoxicated woman with a foreign object. He could have been sentenced to up to 14 years in state prison; the prosecutor asked for six.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman that would make more fresh food available to food banks was passed from the Assembly on Wednesday on a vote of 70 to 0.

Farmers who donate food are eligible for a state tax credit, but are limited to fresh fruits and vegetables and must use a burdensome system to quantify the value of the donation. Eggman’s bill, AB 1577, expands the list of eligible foods to include nuts, beans, dried fruit and meat, among other foods.

Friday, May 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, to force a public vote on a controversial plan to divert water from the Delta through two massive underground tunnels stalled in committee on Friday.

The progress of the bill, AB 1713, through the legislative process and all the way to the Appropriations Committee, just one step from a vote on the Assembly floor, was unprecedented. Similar bills introduced in the past have failed to advance from even a single committee.

Monday, May 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Paul Fairbrook, of Stockton, who escaped Nazi Germany with his family and later enlisted in the U.S. Army, was recognized along with other survivors and their descendants on the floor of the State Assembly on Monday during the Annual Holocaust Remembrance ceremony.

As children growing up in Germany during the rise of the Nazi party, Fairbrook and his brother were thrown out of the German Boy Scouts and denied admission to school because they were Jewish.

Friday, May 13, 2016

(Los Angeles) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Civic Engagement, held a hearing at Los Angeles Public Library on Friday, May 13th to discuss the importance of, barriers to, and the various ways to increase civic engagement. "If we can't have some of the more commonplace dialogues first, then what are we left with when we really try to talk about some of the very big things?" Learn more in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, May 9, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman and Senator Lois Wolk announced on Monday that they will request a state audit of California Water Fix, the new name for a very old project to divert water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

“There are still too many unanswered questions about how the Twin Tunnels are to be funded and who is going to pay for them,” said Eggman, D-Stockton. “With a federal investigation pending into whether billions of dollars meant for other purposes have already been misused, it is time for us to demand a higher level of scrutiny and public accountability for this project.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation that would prohibit the building of the twin delta tunnels unless approved by Californians in a statewide vote passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife today. Assembly Bill 1713, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), addresses Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix plan, otherwise known as the delta twin tunnel proposal, which would divert water from the San Joaquin Delta.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation that would prohibit the building of the twin delta tunnels unless approved by Californians in a statewide vote passed out of the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife today. Assembly Bill 1713, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), addresses Governor Jerry Brown’s California Water Fix plan, otherwise known as the delta twin tunnel proposal, which would divert water from the San Joaquin Delta.