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District Newsletter: May 2024

Assemblymember Rubio

Dear Neighbor,

It is my pleasure to represent the 48th Assembly District in the California State Legislature. This term serves as my 8th year as a Legislator in the California State Assembly. It is an honor to serve over 498,000 residents in our district and collaborate with nine cities in the San Gabriel Valley. I am excited to share our 2024 May Newsletter and ensure our communities stay up-to-date with state-related matters.

Community Engagement

Greater West Covina Business Association Legislative Update Breakfast

I was honored to give a legislative update to our business community on the happenings at the capitol and communicate the resources we can provide to our district.

I was proud to recognize the GWC as they celebrated their 15th Anniversary. They are a phenomenal resource to our local businesses across the City of West Covina. A special thank you to the Greater West Covina Business Association for continuing to advance the economic success of our region.

GWC Leg Breakfast
Latina Action Day Nominee

May saw the 30th Annual Latina Action Day, where hundreds of Latina women of various echelons in business, academia, advocacy, outreach, and the political sphere. It was so meaningful to award and honor Azucena Maldonado, founder of the Latina Golfers Association. Azucena is an inspiration and a beacon of female leadership, cultivating sportsmanship, confidence, professionalism, and social graces through the game of golf.

Azucena and Assemblymember
Young Legislators Program

Our Young Legislators had a great time learning about our local water supply and exploring careers in the water industry. It was such a hands-on experience and helped provide insight into the undercurrent of the water industry and its impact on our lives. Thank you to the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District for hosting our Young Legislators.

YLP Water


June is Immigrant Heritage Month in the United States. Immigrant Heritage Month is an initiative put forward by the “I Am An Immigrant Foundation,” which seeks to unify and celebrate the success and commonality of immigration. The celebration’s inception began in 2014 to create awareness and appreciation for what immigrants create and bring to society.

Immigrant Heritage

Legislative Update

This month is marked as one of the busier times in the Capitol. During this time, legislators and staff are constantly working toward the “House Origin Deadline,” which, this year, is May 24. This is a part of the legislative process, where after a bill makes it out of its respective committees and then the appropriations committee, which assigns a bill a (potential) price tag, it then gets voted on by other members of the assembly. If the bill gets enough votes upon its departure from appropriations and then the assembly floor, it moves onto the Senate for the same process. Our bills that have moved out of this process are:

AB 438 will update the required transition planning from 16 years old to the ninth grade in an individualized education program (IEP) for children with special needs.

AB 866 clarifies that youth in the foster care system aged 16 and older who are providing their consent for medically assisted treatment do not need court approval.

AB 1832 combats labor trafficking through a Labor Trafficking Task Force established within the Civil Rights Department.

AB 1965 would provide a resource for improved health outcomes for our tribal communities.

AB 2213 would ensure proper oversight of our counties' supervisorial districts.

AB 2254 would ensure charter schools use the best available data for performance metrics.

AB 2725 updates credentialing for Occupational and Physical Therapists in schools.

AB 2735 provides insurance stability for water providers during the instability experienced by the insurance market.

AB 1935 would codify a recent agreement between the administration and California’s federally recognized gaming tribes on how to deal with the excessive surplus in the Fund, currently exceeding $160 million in non-General Fund monies.

Intern Spotlight

We were very pleased to have such a phenomenal intern in our district office. Victoria is a Social Work major from Azusa Pacific University and will be graduating in the winter of 2024. She has a lengthy background in working with people and helping others. She enjoys learning new things and developing new skills and specialties to advance her abilities as a caretaker within the community. She uses her background in graphic design to help add a more creative lens to her work. Victoria is very personable and loves interacting with clients and coworkers to reach the most effective and efficient solutions to different challenges. Best of luck on your future endeavors, Victoria; team Rubio thanks you.



While we are proud to showcase our efforts which bring needed services to our communities -- the work does not stop here! Each month, we will be sharing additional information regarding upcoming legislation, community events, and highlighting local leaders in the 48th Assembly District. Be sure to look out for our June 2024 newsletter. Want real time updates? Follow our social media platforms to get timely updates and all things about the #Fighting48th. See you then!