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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 2377, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last week. This bill funds technical assistance for farmers and ranchers seeking to transition to Climate Smart Agriculture.
 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed AB 2503, legislation by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks) that creates an efficient process to dissolve businesses and comply with the tax code.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 1906, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks), was signed by Governor Jerry Brown last week, after passing the Legislature last month with bipartisan support. The law, which was enacted alongside its companion measure SB 327 (Jackson), will require manufacturers to equip smart devices with a reasonable security feature or features to prevent cyberattacks.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO AB 3212 authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) will aim to expand consumer protections to active duty personnel stationed in the state. Attorney General Becerra sponsored the bill and worked closely with Assemblymember Irwin to shepherd it through the Legislature.

Monday, August 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last week. This new law adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the definition of elderly communities to be given priority consideration for programs and services administered through the California Department of Aging.

Friday, July 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2325, by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks), prevents counties from denying county mental or behavioral health services to eligible veterans, was signed by the Governor this week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An important piece of legislation authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) was signed into law by Governor Brown. This bill (AB 2770) helps protect victims and employers from frivolous lawsuits and will address the issue of repeat sexual harassers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By Wendy Leung in the Ventura County Star

The Oxnard sewage plant treats about 32 million gallons of wastewater every day.

It is old and rusty and it occasionally fails, causing spills of partially treated wastewater into the ocean.

The struggling plant is the reason sewage bills have been steadily increasing these past two years. It is the reason four of the five members on the City Council faced the threat of losing their posts.

But some good news came to the embattled facility when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, has secured $9.5 million to go toward emergency repairs to the plant.

“It got our attention,” Irwin said. “There was so much politicking about it, eventually who’s going to be hurt are the residents. Hopefully, this helps move the city to stability.”

Friday, June 1, 2018

By Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios

Getting involved in politics for many people means grabbing their phone or computer and sharing their anger and resentment toward politicians and a system they feel doesn’t listen to them. It might be satisfying to lash out at what’s happening in the world, but there is so much more that can be done.

That was California Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin’s thinking when she launched her Young Legislators Program two years ago. The program gives high school students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and integrate themselves in their local communities through public service.

At its core the program lets students participate in the system that creates the laws affecting their communities. First, they learn how bills become laws—from discussing ideas for possible legislation to drafting, submitting and ultimately winning approval for their ideas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin named Mike McManus as the 2018 Veteran of the Year for her district.

As the county veterans service officer, McManus has been responsible for managing the Ventura County’s Veteran Service Office and its staff, where they connect more than 40,000 veterans and 10,000 active-duty military personnel with their federal and state benefits. He was recognized in a ceremony at the state Capitol earlier this week.