Santiago's Tuition-Free College Bill Selected as Part of California Latino Legislative Caucus 2019 Priority Legislation

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) today announced that AB 2 was included as part of the California Latino Legislative Caucus’ 2019 policy priorities and priority legislation.

“The California Latino Legislative Caucus has always focused on pushing legislation that sets the Legislative agenda in our state, and sets policy standards for the rest of the nation to follow. I am proud of the work this Caucus has done for the people of California, and that my fellow Caucus members recognize the importance of AB 2,” said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago. “We need to make sure our children are prepared to join the 21st century workforce, and two years of tuition-free community college is a major step in the right direction.”

In addition to AB 2, Latino Caucus members voted to declare the following fourteen bills as the Latino Caucus’ 2019 priority legislation:

  • AB 16 (L. Rivas) - Statewide Homeless Coordinators & Local Technical Assistance Centers
  • AB 49 (Cervantes) - CA Voter Protection Act of 2019
  • AB 217 (E. Garcia) - Safe Drinking Water for All Act
  • AB 331 (Medina) - Ethnic Studies
  • AB 378 (Limón) - Building a Better Early Care and Education Act
  • AB 539 (Limón) - Fair Access to Credit Act of 2019
  • AB 1307 (Rubio)- College Opportunity Act – Cal Grant Expansion Program
  • AB 1666 (Gómez Reyes) - 2020 Census – Providing Information at Schools
  • AB 1747 (Gonzalez) Protecting Californians’ Right to Privacy – DMV Driver’s Licenses
  • AB 1759 (Salas) - Increasing Health Care Workforce in Underserved Communities
  • AB 1783 (R. Rivas) - Farmworker Housing – Streamlining the Development Process
  • SB 29 (Durazo) - Health For All Adults – Access to Medi-Cal for the Undocumented
  • SB 456 (Archuleta) - Privacy Protection for Faith Based Organization Volunteers
  • SB 594 (Rubio) - English Language Learner Roadmap Initiative

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly’s Communications and Conveyance Committee, and a member of both the Assembly Public Safety Committee and the California Latino Legislative Caucus. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon.