Luz Rivas

State assembly

Chair of Natural Resources Committee

A+
District

AD-39

Party

democrat

Score
100
Contact

In 2021, Assemblymember Rivas leveraged her political capital to move California forward on the critical issue of homelessness and affordable housing. As the author of AB 71, which aimed to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness across the state, she created an innovative path to funding the workstream through a state taxation adjustment. By skillfully liaising with community groups and partnering with a diverse collection of stakeholders, Asm. Rivas was able to start an important conversation about the path forward on this issue. This bill was ultimately moved to inactive, but not before it passed three key Assembly committee votes, indicating that the strategic work of Asm. Rivas and others may find a way in the next session.

Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB84

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice

AB503

Minimizes the time youths spend on probation and tailors probation conditions to meet their individual needs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1200

Bans toxic PFAS chemicals in paper food packaging.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • housing

AB838

Requires a city or county that receives a complaint of a substandard building or a lead hazard violation to inspect the building and document the violations.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

AB889

Mandates written notice of intended closure of a grocery establishment, provision of safety net programs and local workforce training services information to each employee of the grocery establishment, and city tracking of grocery closures for potential intervention.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice

AB256

Makes the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 retroactive, allowing previously convicted defendants to challenge racial discrimination.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB292

Limits disruptions to rehabilitative programming in prisons by prioritizing incarcerated persons for similar programs when transferred to a new facility.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

AB1177

Sets in motion the nation's first public banking option, closing a critical financial services gap in many disadvantaged communities.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1371

Prohibits online retailers from using single-use packaging, and mandates certain businesses establish at-store recycling and plastic bag reuse programs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB990

Prohibits the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from denying in-person contact visits as a disciplinary measure.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1371

Prohibits online retailers from using single-use packaging, and mandates certain businesses establish at-store recycling and plastic bag reuse programs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

Codifies California’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • workers-rights

AB257

Establishes a Fast Food Sector Council to set industry wide standards on wages, working hours, and other working conditions.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • immigration

AB937

Protects those deemed eligible for prison release from being transferred to immigration detention.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB292

Limits disruptions to rehabilitative programming in prisons by prioritizing incarcerated persons for similar programs when transferred to a new facility.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • health

SB510

Ensures that anyone who wants a COVID-19 test or vaccine can get one without paying extra out-of-pocket costs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB333

Reduces the list of crimes that can accompany gang enhancements and separates gang allegations from underlying charges at trial.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB81

Provides guidelines to judges on the use of sentence enhancements, which have been disproportionately applied to people of color and those suffering from mental illness.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB481

Requires law enforcement agencies to receive approval from their governing bodies before acquiring military equipment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

SB357

Repeals “loitering for purpose of prostitution” law, which results in profiling and harassment of sex workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB731

Expunges or seals most criminal records for those who have completed their sentences.

Support
floor_votes 2020

AB1145

Creates the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act to strengthen requirements for mandatory reporters who hold a reasonable suspicion of child abuse.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB345

Establishes a minimum distance between oil and gas production and schools, playgrounds, residences and hospitals.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • voting-rights

AB646

Allows a person on parole to preregister to vote, register to vote, and vote.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health

AB2037

Forces hospitals to give communities more notice of closures of healthcare facilities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

AB3030

Sets environmental and oceanic preservation goals for the state to achieve by 2030.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

AB1947

Extends the statute of limitations to file certain workplace complaints with the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

AB2999

Guarantees employees 10 days of unpaid bereavement leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB3214

Increases financial penalties for failing to notify state and federal agencies after discharging oil into state waters.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • housing

AB2501

Protects homeowners and renters from foreclosure and eviction due to COVID-related circumstances.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB3216

Strengthens protections for workers facing COVID-related layoffs in the hospitality industries.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB973

Requires employers to file an annual equal pay report.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • housing

SB1190

Authorizes tenants to terminate leases without penalty because they or a family member were the victim of a crime.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB1185

Allows counties to establish Sheriff's Department oversight boards.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB2542

Prohibits racial discrimination in prosecutions and creates a process for criminal defendants to challenge racial discrimination.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB3214

Increases financial penalties for failing to notify state and federal agencies after discharging oil into state waters.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB3216

Strengthens protections for workers facing COVID-related layoffs in the hospitality industries.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

Support
floor_votes 2020

SB1175

Animals: prohibitions on importation and possession of wild animals: live animal markets.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

SB54

Requires all single-use packaging sold in California be recyclable or compostable by 2030.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1505

Empowers local districts to evaluate charter school applications based on economic impact criteria

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB51

Prohibits employers from forcing job candidates to waive legal rights in favor of forced arbitration

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB1328

Strengthens emissions reporting requirements and transparency on environmental impact of abandoned wells

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1360

Strengthens food safety training requirements and mandates employer-provided insurance for delivery drivers

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB362

Allows state to contract safe-injection site operators in the Bay Area

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB403

Lengthens statute of limitations for filing workplace retaliation claims from 6 months to 3 years

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • health

AB45

Prohibits the state from charging inmates an administrative fee for a medical visit

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB936

Strengthens transparency around nonfloating oil transport and creates contingency plans to prepare for spillage

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB1185

Allows counties to establish Sheriff's Department oversight boards.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1279

Encourages affordable housing production in “high-resource” areas that show patterns of exclusion

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1366

Eliminates critical oversight of telecom companies

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • education

AB901

Decriminalizes truancy and limits power of probation departments over youths not charged with crimes

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

AB1080

Sets goals to reduce waste from single-use packaging and products.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB1611

Requires insurance providers to charge same out-of-pocket costs for emergency care whether in plan or not

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

ACA14

Forces UC system to reduce contracted services in order to increase percent of union workers on their payroll

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • political-accountability

ACA8

Lowers voting age to 17

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • racial-justice

ACA6

Restores voting rights for people on parole

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB310

Allows formerly incarcerated people to serve on juries

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

Forces debt collectors to leave final $1,724 in a bank account

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB218

Establishes penalties for claims that arise under Fair Housing and Employment Act

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • health

SB1152

Prohibits hospitals from discharging unhoused patients into unsafe conditions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB1177

Prohibits a person from purchasing more than one long gun per month

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB834

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

SB100

Sets a goal of 100% clean energy in California by 2045

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gun-violence-prevention

SB1100

Raises the minimum age to purchase a long-gun to 21 years old

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-protection

AB1775

Ends the transport of oil from offshore drilling facilities to the state

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1437

Protects people from being unfairly sentenced for murders they didn’t commit

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice

SB64

Requires state agencies to identify ways to reduce air pollution

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • environmental-justice
  • environmental-protection

AB2447

Provides information to residents potentially impacted by pollution in their language

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

AB3081

Protects employees from being fired for being a victim of harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

AB3131

Requires law enforcement to notify the public when acquiring military equipment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB1300

Strengthens employer obligations to prevent workplace harassment

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB748

Mandates that law enforcement publicly provide recordings of lethal force incidents

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1393

Restores the court’s ability to decrease sentence enhancements for prior convictions

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB1421

Provides public access to records regarding police misconduct

No Vote
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB244

Protects personal data from being used to deport Californians

Support
floor_votes 2018
  • consumer-protection

SB460

Reinstates net neutrality in California

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • health

AB186

Provides safe, government-run injection sites to prevent overdose and disease

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB298

Protects seasonal workers’ savings from debt collectors

Support
floor_votes 2017
  • criminal-justice

SB439

Prevents children under 12 years old from being tried in juvenile court

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $64,000
Oil & Gas $43,200
Cops $23,600
Health Insurance $9,000

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
86
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
100
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
90
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
100
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
90
California Environmental Voters
98

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