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Five of Assemblywoman Soria’s bills approved on the Assembly floor

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Assemblywoman Soria presents AB 1259 on the Assembly floor and encourages an aye vote.


SACRAMENTO – Five bills authored by Assemblywoman Soria have been approved on the Assembly floor this week. These bills are amongst hundreds taken up by the Assembly as they meet the House of Origin deadline this Friday, June 2.


The following bills authored by Assemblywoman Soria have passed, in addition to three bills to address veterans’ issues that passed last week:


AB 1259 City of Merced Economic Development: Authorizes the City of Merced to initiate, participate in, govern, or finance EIFD.

AB 412 – Financially Distressed Hospital Emergency Loan Program: Creates an emergency loan program for hospitals that are closed and seek to re-open, or are at high risk of closure.

AB 1106 – PK-3 Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential: Establishes a grant program to increase number of diverse and bilingual PK-3 teachers.

AB 1311 - Allied Health Programs: Requires the Legislative Analyst's Office to evaluate programs in allied health, including nursing programs offered jointly between campuses of the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California. 

AB 830 – Flood-Managed Aquifer Recharge: Streamlines permitting for Flood-MAR projects or groundwater recharge.


Assemblywoman Soria looks forward to seeing these bills advance to the Senate.


Assemblywoman Esmeralda Soria represents the 27th Assembly District which includes communities in Fresno, Madera, and Merced counties.