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California Enacts Law to Help Tribes Recover Ancestral Lands

SACRAMENTO, September 28, 2021 – Last Friday on Native American Day, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 712, Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) legislation to rectify long-standing discriminatory practices by local governments that have deprived Native Americans of a fair process in their attempts to acquire ancestral lands. The new law requires local […]

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CA Lawmakers Vote to Allow Use of Medical Cannabis in Healthcare Facilities by Terminally-Ill Patients

Sacramento, CA, Sept. 11, 2019 – The California State Legislature today approved Senate Bill No. 305, authored by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and known as “Ryan’s Law,” which would provide compassionate access to medical cannabis in healthcare facilities for Californians who are terminally ill. Specifically, the bill prohibits certain types of healthcare facilities from […]

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Senator Hueso Denounces San Diego County BOS Decision to File Amicus Brief in Support of Trump Lawsuit Against CA

San Diego, CA,  April 17, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today issued the following statement in response to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ decision to file an amicus brief in support of the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against the State of California over three of […]

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Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Reduce Utility Shutoffs for Californians

SAN DIEGO, CA, Sept. 29, 2017 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) is proud to announce that Senate Bill 598: Universal Access to Utility Service: Reducing Utility Shutoffs, was signed into law by Governor Brown. This legislation will ensure greater accountability and monitoring of utility customer service disconnections in California. The law will require the […]