Sacramento – With legislators returning to Sacramento for the start of the 2020 legislative session, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D- Fairfield) was well prepared and introduced four new pieces of legislation targeted to help seniors, Native American women and children and families with children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Listed in order, the bills are:
- AB 1853 Medical Goods: Reuse & Redistribution- This bill would require the Department of Aging to establish a 3-year pilot program in the counties of Napa, Solano and Contra Costa to facilitate the reuse and redistribution of durable medical equipment.
- AB 1854 Missing or Murdered Native American Women Task Force- This bill create a task force to combat the epidemic of violence against Native women by improving and promoting information sharing as well as addressing inter-jurisdictional protocols.
- AB 1855 Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly: Emergency & Disaster Plan- This bill would require the Department of Technology in partnership with the private sector, to develop and implement a secure online database for these care facilities to upload their plans so they may be easily updated and checked by the Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).
- AB 1856 Pupils with exceptional needs: individualized education programs: emergency safety procedures- This bill would protect California’s most vulnerable students by ensuring that every child with an IEP receives individually-tailored accommodations in case of a school emergency. The bill will keep students physically safe and guarantee important privacy rights through the Inclusive School Emergency Plan.
For more information on this legislation or to learn more about Assemblymember Frazier, please visit his website.
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Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.
CONTACT: Galen Dobbins (916) 319-2011 Galen.Dobbins@asm.ca.gov