In the News

As excerpted from the LA Times.

The leading legislative advocate for re-reforming California’s mental health care programs is state Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), new chair of the Senate Health Committee.

She jockeyed Newsom’s CARE Court bill through the Legislature and will also handle his bond measure.

As excerpted from Capitol Weekly.

"Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, a former social worker and college professor who chairs the Senate Health Committee and is widely acknowledged as the state’s legislative leader on mental health legislation, almost succeeded in expanding the grave disability standard in legislation last year. Her SB 1416 sailed through the state Senate with bipartisan support, and was unanimously passed by the Assembly Health Committee. But it died without being heard in Assembly Judiciary, then chaired by Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Santa Cruz."

As excerpted from Pew Trusts - Stateline. 

Elizabeth Chamberlain, director of sustainability at iFixit, an independent technology repair company, said that while momentum is building, the New York case shows that right to repair advocates need to be vigilant about all the legislation.

“We recognize there will be narrowings [of legislation],” she said in a phone interview. “We are going to have to fight on.”

As excerpted from NBC Palm Springs.

Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman introduced the Right to Repair Act (Senate Bill 244) late Wednesday, a bill that would provide Californians the resources they need to fix electronics, keeping electronic waste out of the scrap heap and money in consumer pockets. Similar to other repair legislation around the country, the bill would address the growing problems of unrepairable consumer and electronic products, ranging from cell phones to home appliances.

As excepted from CaliforniaHealthline.

"California state Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, a Stockton Democrat who was instrumental in passing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature mental health care legislation last year, has been appointed to lead the Senate’s influential health committee, a change that promises a more urgent focus on expanding mental health services and moving homeless people into housing and treatment.

As excerpted from the Mercury News. 

Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom late last week, California will become the first state in the nation to phase out single-use plastic produce bags in supermarkets. The bags, called “pre-checkout bags” in grocery store lingo, must be replaced no later than Jan. 1, 2025 with recycled paper bags, or bags made of compostable plastic.

As excerpted from the Sacramento Bee. 

“It is not often that the county sponsors a bill,” said Natasha Drane, governmental relations and legislative officer for Sacramento County. “This issue is of importance to Sacramento County. We have over 30 abandoned vessels just in Sacramento County; it’s the reason why we wanted to take a leadership role in this. But we know and recognize that it’s a statewide issue, which is why we are pursuing a statewide program.”

As excerpted from the Record. 

State Sen. Susan Eggman and the mayors of the 13 largest cities in California gathered virtually Monday morning to announce legislation to modernize the behavioral health care system in California, directly linked to the state’s homelessness crisis.