Press Releases

Assembly Agriculture Committee Holds Hearing on Farmer Equity Act, Expanding Opportunity for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Chair of the Assembly Agriculture Committee, hosted an informational hearing on implementation of the Farmer Equity Act (2017) to explore how the State can better support socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and ensure agriculture is an accessible and profitable profession for the next generation.

Asm. Rivas Names Kathy Zanger Ruiz ‘Woman of the Year’ for Assembly District 30

Monday, March 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) named Kathy Zanger Ruiz, lifelong champion of education and a fierce advocate for the empowerment of women, Assembly District 30’s 2021 Woman of the Year. Ruiz was honored as part of the Women’s History Month celebration hosted by the Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Asm. Robert Rivas Applauds Plan to Start Safely Reopening California Schools this Month

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Legislature Passes Assembly Bill 86, the Safe Schools for All Plan

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) released this statement upon the Legislature passing Assembly Bill 86, the Safe Schools for All Plan, which will result in California’s youngest and most high-need students returning to school later this month:

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.