Press Releases

Friday, January 22, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman announced today that she is introducing legislation to block the Governor’s controversial Twin Tunnels project unless it is approved by the voters of California on a statewide ballot.

“An enormous amount of time and energy has been wasted rebranding and repackaging the same old Peripheral Canal plan that voters rejected decades ago,” Eggman said. “It’s tragic that despite our ongoing drought, this flawed plan is being forced on us without any true debate even though it will not add one drop of water to California’s supply, but it will raise the water rates and potentially property taxes of millions of Californians.”

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman has introduced legislation increasing the funding and flexibility of a state tax exemption program that encourages projects that develop and use alternative energies.

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) currently offers $100 million a year in sales and use tax exemptions to encourage the development of alternate energies. Previously funded projects include the manufacturing of electric vehicles and their batteries, biomass processing and fuel production and solar photovoltaic production.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The inaugural #AD13Strong winner is Abbigail Hickman. This 12-year-old from Tracy is making a grown-up difference for the welfare of animals in the Tracy area. A visit to the Tracy Animal Shelter in 2013 after the death of her beloved cat, Blackie, inspired her to do what she could to improve conditions for shelter animals. She was just nine years old at the time, but since then, she has raised more than $30,000 through her bowling fundraisers, Pins for Pets. You have probably already heard of Abbi; She was recently awarded the ASPCA's 2015 Kid of the Year award, and the Record profiled her earlier this year. Abbi is making #AD13Strong!

Monday, October 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D – Stockton, Senator Lois Wolk, D – Davis and Senator Bill Monning, D – Carmel released the following statement upon the Governor’s signing ABxx 15, The End of Life Option Act:

“It was Brittany Maynard who provided the impetus to make this moment possible, but there are thousands of people over decades who contributed to this movement.  This could not have been achieved without the help of many terminally-ill Californians and their families, who entrusted to us their time and energy, their experiences of suffering and pain, and the sacred value of their hope that we might be able to act in time for them.  We are relieved and overjoyed that with Governor Brown’s characteristically reasoned decision, we can say that California has done the best it could to make a difference for them.”

Saturday, September 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill to allow terminally ill Californians to obtain medication to aid in dying passed from the State Legislature today following a final vote of the senate, which had already passed a substantially similar bill earlier in the session.

The bill, ABX2-15, is authored by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, and was presented on the Senate floor by Senator Lois Wolk, D-Davis. It allows for mentally-capable, terminally-ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying drugs to painlessly and peacefully hasten their death.

It passed from the Senate on a vote of 23-14.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill to allow terminally-ill Californians to request a doctor’s prescription for medication to aid in dying passed a significant hurdle today with its successful passage from the Assembly floor.

The bill, AB X2-15, is nearly identical to SB128, authored by State Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which stalled in an Assembly committee in July. Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) had worked closely with the senators on SB 128, and introduced the newer bill with their support in August, in the special extraordinary session on health care.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill to provide terminally-ill Californians with the option to request aid-in-dying drugs from a physician passed from the special session health committee on Tuesday.

The bill, ABX2-15, called the End of Life Option Act, passed from the committee on a vote of 10 - 3.

An earlier version of the bill, SB 128, had stalled in a committee. Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman, D – Stockton, introduced this version following two recent Superior Court rulings that have underlined that it is the responsibility of the legislature, not the courts, to change the law.