Press Releases

Governor Signs Asm. Rivas’ Bill to Protect Health and the Environment

Monday, October 14, 2019

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Newsom has signed AB 936, legislation to protect public health and the environment authored by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister). “I thank the Governor for signing this critical bill to protect the people of California,” said Rivas. “AB 936 takes bold steps to ensure first responders are properly equipped and have the information they need to deal with the unique challenges posed by a spill of nonfloating oil. Our communities are counting on us and this shows a serious commitment to ensure their health and safety.” 

Presidential Candidates Urge Governor Newsom to Sign Assemblymember Robert Rivas’ Farmworker Housing Act of 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) - Presidential Candidates, Senator Kamala Harris, and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro have sent their support to Assemblymember Robert Rivas today.

Harris and Castro sent letters to Governor Gavin Newsom, urging him to sign Rivas’ Assembly Bill 1783, the Farmworker Housing Act of 2019.

Assemblymember Robert Rivas’ Environmental Justice Legislation Signed into Law

Monday, September 30, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Governor Newsom signed AB 1628, authored by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister).  “I am thrilled that Governor Newsom has signed AB 1628 into law, a critical step towards achieving environmental justice for communities that too often bear a disproportionate share of harmful pollution,” stated Rivas.