Tuesday, June 17, 2014

STOCKTON - Stockton Assemblywoman Susan Eggman's 18-month plan to help bring a National Guard military-themed school to San Joaquin County looks to have cleared its final hurdle - state funding.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 1571, authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), which would improve oversight and standard of care at residential elder care facilities, is part of a package of legislation known as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act. Assemblymember  Eggman authored AB 1571 following revelations of severe lapses in care and oversight at residential care facilities in Castro Valley and San Diego County. Assemblymember Eggman is a social worker by background, and brought with her to the legislature a commitment to improving end-of-life care and care for the elderly. Here’s Assemblymember Eggman presenting her bill to the Assembly Human Services Committee in this Assembly Access video.

Monday, April 14, 2014

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) joined other lawmakers for a state capitol news conference recently to highlight legislation by Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) which would bring the state's birth certificates in line with today's California families. Assembly Bill 1951 would modernize California's birth certificate system by ensuring LGBT parents can accurately record their relationships to their children.. Assemblymember Eggman said, "We've come a long way, especially in California, on determining and establishing and recognizing LGBT rights."

Monday, March 10, 2014

Stocktonian Bonnie Lew was honored Monday afternoon on the floor of the California State Assembly as the 13th Assembly District’s 2014 Woman of the Year.

Born in San Francisco in 1946, Bonnie moved to the Mississippi Delta with her parents when she was eight years old. There, her family opened a grocery store in an African-American neighborhood in Clarksdale. The family lived behind their store, serving those who were not welcome to shop in the supermarkets on the “white” side of town. Navigating between two worlds, Bonnie’s time was spent in school or working in the grocery store. Her one outlet was her weekly trip to the city library, so it is not surprising that she became a librarian. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

SACRAMENTO - A year ago this month, Assemblywoman Susan Eggman, D-Stockton, was still settling into her seat in the Legislature.

She had just been named chairwoman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and had introduced a farmland-preservation bill, AB823, hoping it would force a minimum mitigation standard for urban development projects statewide.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman has introduced legislation to improve oversight and standard of care at residential elder care facilities.
Eggman is among a coalition of state legislators who have authored a package of bills known together as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) Reform Act, announced in mid-January.

The bills followed revelations of severe lapses in care and oversight at residential care facilities in Castro Valley and San Diego County. Eggman is a social worker by background, and brought with her to the legislature a commitment to improving end-of-life care and care for the elderly.

The bills introduced, ABs 1571 and 1572, would establish an online database with readily available information about a given facility’s history and quality of care, and would empower a facility’s residents, as well as their families, to establish representative councils to hold facilities accountable.

A hearing date for Eggman’s bills has not yet been set.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced legislation today to establish a National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy in San Joaquin County.

Eggman was joined at her Thursday announcement by State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D – Stockton, and Assemblymember Kristin Olsen, R – Modesto, the bill’s principal co-authors.

Monday, December 9, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Following the release on Monday of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan’s Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman registered her staunch opposition to the plan, which calls for building two massive tunnels under the Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta to divert water for export.

“It doesn’t matter how you dress it up. Californians are being asked to spend tens of billions on a project that does nothing to improve regional self-sufficiency, provides no new water to the state’s residents, and isn’t supported by the science. This project promises to do little but wreck the Delta’s ecosystem, economy and way-of-life. We should spend no more money or time on this without considering alternatives.”

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sacramento – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) convened a hearing of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture to examine the loss of agricultural land and potential solutions. California farmland is a scarce, valuable and largely irreplaceable resource that is being permanently converted to other uses at the rate of 30,000 to 50,000 acres per year.

“Agriculture is by far the most important industry in San Joaquin County, and the loss of farmland threatens our way of life, our prosperity and the food security of the whole country,” Eggman said. “We have a responsibility to find a balanced solution that protects farmland without stifling other growth.”

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Monday, September 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed two more bills authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman.

The first Eggman bill signed by the governor on Monday was AB 748, which modifies the judgment interest rate charged against public entities in tax- and fee-related claims, a potentially significant savings to local governments and the state. The other was AB 865, a reform of fees charged under the Yacht and Ship Brokers Act, and supported by the recreational boating and marina community.