Press Release

Asm. Robert Rivas Introduces Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Protections Act

Friday, February 19, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) announced today legislation that will ensure immigrant children are protected while in foster care. Assembly Bill 1140, the Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Protections Act, will make explicit the State’s role in exercising oversight of the treatment and care of children in state-licensed Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facilities, and it would clarify the Ombudsperson’s jurisdiction and responsibility on oversight of children held in state-licensed ORR facilities.

Asm. Robert Rivas Introduces Bill to Promote More Efficient Dairy Hauls & Use of Renewable Fuels for Truck Operators

Friday, February 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In a bipartisan effort, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) announced today Assembly Bill 584, which establishes a pilot program within the Department of Transportation to allow diary truck operators to increase the size of the weight limit of raw milk during each haul if the vehicles use renewable fuels.

Assemblymembers Robert Rivas and Cristina Garcia on State Auditor’s Report on Homelessness

Thursday, February 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Auditor’s Office released “Homelessness in California: The State’s Uncoordinated Approach to Addressing Homelessness Has Hampered the Effectiveness of Its Efforts,” a report that was requested by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) and Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) on

Robert Rivas Introduces Legislation to Allow Remote Government Proceedings During Emergencies

Friday, February 5, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to allow public agencies to serve their constituents while preserving transparency and public access to government meetings during times of emergency, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) introduced legislation today, AB 361, that will allow the boards of local agencies to meet remotely via video and teleconference during a specified emergency that inhibits in-person gatherings.

Asm. Rivas, Sen. Hertzberg Introduce CA Clean Water Act to Clean Up All Waterways by 2050

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Approaching the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, roughly 95% of all California waterways remain impaired

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and California Coastkeeper Alliance introduced the California Clean Water Act, Assembly Bill 377, legislation that will put California back on track to eliminate impaired waterways and make all waters statewide suitable for conversion to drinking water, swimming, and fishing by 2050.

Thursday, January 28, 2021