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Thursday, April 27, 2017

As excerpted from the Calexico Chronicle:

The Imperial County Board of Supervisors endorsed a bill that will help prevent youth homelessness in California.

The Board of Supervisors met at their regular Tuesday meeting where they discussed AB 1406 co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria aimed to establish a Homeless Youth Housing Program.

California has the largest population of youth ages 16 to 24 that are experiencing homelessness in the state but there has been a 7% increase in the number of homeless youth in California since 2015. In Imperial County, there are more than 300 homeless youth.

Friday, April 21, 2017
As excerpted from the Voice of San Diego:

San Diego’s Democratic Assemblyman Todd Gloria is stepping into the more than 100 housing bills being proposed in Sacramento with his own housing package. The package includes four bills written or co-written by Gloria, each trying to address a different aspect of the state’s housing and homelessness woes.

“This problem is so pervasive and it impacts so many sectors of our society,” Gloria said. “We need to address subsidized housing, supportive housing, market-rate production. One bill wouldn’t be enough.”

Friday, April 21, 2017
As excerpted from the Voice of San Diego:

Among the 130 housing bills before the state Legislature is one sponsored by the city of San Diego that would allow local housing authorities, like the San Diego Housing Commission, to build middle-income housing.

As legislators from all over California put forth potential housing solutions – 130 bills, to be precise – the city of San Diego is weighing in, sponsoring its own housing bill with the help of local Democratic Assemblyman Todd Gloria.

The measure, AB 1637, would allow local housing authorities, like the San Diego Housing Commission, to get involved in mixed-income housing that contains some subsidized and some market-rate units.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

(Calif.) In yet another expression of California independence from national norms, high school seniors will be given formal freedom of expression in their dress during graduation ceremonies, under a new bill pending in the Assembly.

Author of AB 233–Assemblyman Todd Gloria, D-San Diego–said his bill is just small step toward exposing students to the type of diversity they will see later in life, while at the same time allowing their peers to express pride in their cultural ties.

Monday, February 6, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced today their introduction of a bill to modernize current state law that criminalizes and stigmatizes people living with HIV. California State Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) is a co-author of this bill.

“It’s time for California to reevaluate the way it thinks about HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigma associated with the disease,” said Assemblymember Gloria. “Current state law related to those living with HIV is unfair because it is based on the fear and ignorance of a bygone era. With this legislation, California takes an important step to update our laws to reflect the medical advances which no longer make a positive diagnosis equal to a death sentence.”

Monday, February 6, 2017

The "draconian" laws disproportionately affect women and people of color, who account for the majority of the criminal convictions.

Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Todd Gloria announced the introduction of a new bill on Monday that would update the state’s antiquated decades-old HIV discrimination laws. 

Friday, January 27, 2017

New Assemblymember Todd Gloria will introduce a bill Friday to fix problems with California’s autographed sports memorabilia law.

Gloria said the current law, designed to stop counterfeit sports memorabilia, was written so broadly that it affects booksellers and potentially anyone with a signed item.