Current Issues

Congressman Pete Aguilar, 33rd District

NAME OF BILL: HR 1226 – Wounded Warrior Access Act

SPONSOR: Representative Pete Aguilar (CA-33)

DESCRIPTION: This act requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a secure online tool or website to enable a claimant or their representative to make records requests related to VA claims and benefits.

STATUS: Signed into law on November 13th, 2023

For more information on this bill, click here.

Congressman Jay Obernolte, 23rd District

More information coming soon.

State Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, 23rd District

NAME OF BILL: SB 1429 – LEAs: ADA Reimbursement for Snowstorms

SPONSOR: Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh

DESCRIPTION: Adds snowstorms to the list of natural disasters and conditions in which school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (LEAs) may be reimbursed for decreases in average daily attendance.

STATUS: Currently in Assembly Rules Committee

For more information on this bill, click here.

Assembly Member Eloise Reyes, 50th District

NAME OF BILL: AB 2827 – Protecting Our Agricultural Economy

AUTHOR: Assembly Member Eloise Reyes

Co-Sponsor: Redlands Chamber of Commerce

DESCRIPTION: Establishes a state goal to prevent and manage the introduction and spread of invasive species to California’s landscapes and ecosystems using a proactive, prevention-first approach.

STATUS: Awaiting Committee Assignment

For more information on this bill, click here.

Assembly Member James Ramos, 40th District

NAME OF BILL: AB 1772 – Theft

AUTHOR: Assembly-member James Ramos

DESCRIPTION: This bill would target repeat offenders of smash and grabs, or retail theft in general, and allow prosecutors the ability to charge them as felonies instead of misdemeanors.

STATUS: In Assembly Public Safety Committee.

For more information about this bill, click here.

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.