Current Issues

Congressman Pete Aguilar, 33rd District

Name of Bill: HR 3684 The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

Sponsor: Representative Peter DeFazio (OR-4)

Description: This bill invests $550 billion in infrastructure nation wide. California is expected to receive $25.3 billion for federal highway programs, $4.2 billion for bride replacements, $9.45 billion over 5 years to invest in public transportation, $100 million to improve broadband, $84 million over 5 years to fight wildfires, among other provisions.

Status: Signed by President Joe Biden during the 117th Congress.

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Congressman Jay Obernolte, 23rd District

More information coming soon.

State Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, 23rd District

NAME OF BILL: SB 1192 – Design Contractors

SPONSOR: Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh

DESCRIPTION: Design professionals (engineers, architects, etc.) are included amongst those who may substitute an alternative security in lieu of having retention payments withheld when contracting with a state agency on a public works project.

STATUS: Current California Law

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Assembly Member Eloise Reyes, 47th District

More information coming soon.

Assembly Member James Ramos, 40th District

NAME OF BILL: AB 42 – Tiny homes: fire sprinkler requirements

AUTHOR: Assembly-member James Ramos

DESCRIPTION: AB 42 is aimed at helping assistance programs across the state in constructing temporary sleeping cabins without requiring they provide fire sprinklers in the unit. This bill defines temporary sleeping cabins units as a nonpermanent fixture that does not include plumbing and is 250 square feet or less. It also provides that these units include alternative fire life and safety standards.

STATUS: Passed Assembly, currently in the Senate.

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Dawn Rowe, 3rd District County Supervisor

On December 14, 2021, the Board of Supervisors adopted new district boundaries as a result of population shifts from census data. While the 3rd District took on a lot of additional territory, expanding from 3,700 to nearly 10,000 square miles, Redlands will remain entirely in the district. This means Supervisor Rowe will continue to represent Redlands. 

Other Legislation We’re Tracking

NAME OF GRANT: Firefighter Grant

AMOUNT GIVEN: $220,521.73 to San Bernardino Fire Protection District

PURPOSE: Ensuring that San Bernardino County Fire is able to provide lifesaving care for the community they protect and support their crisis intervention team

For more information on the Firefighter Grant, click here.