RELEASE: Oversight Hearing Brings Clarity to California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Administration Updated Legislature & the Public on New Rollout Plans

SACRAMENTO – At a joint oversight hearing February 10, 2021 of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee and the Assembly Emergency Management Committee, legislators questioned the Administration on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy.

02.05.21 California lawmakers introduce bill to hold EDD accountable for issues

Excerpted from ABC 10

By Monica Coleman 

But for this new legislation to help people sooner rather than later, Assemblymember Rudy Salas, D-Bakersfield, said lawmakers need support from Gov. Gavin Newsom.

“Where we would appreciate the governor stepping in and being a true partner is not waiting a whole year to implement some of these reforms and some of these changes,” Salas said.

ABC10 asked how viewers like laurel can get their benefits right now, not in six months. Assemblymembers said their best option is to continue to contact their representative.

02.04.21 ‘EDD has been failing California’: State lawmakers roll out proposals to speed up EDD claims, stop fraud

Excerpted from KGET (NBC) 

By Ashley Zavala 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGET) — State lawmakers are trying to bring big changes to California’s Employment Development Department with some proposals they rolled out Thursday.

The proposals come as the agency has been slow to pay out unemployment benefits while struggling as a target for fraud.

“EDD has been failing California; the truth is the department has been failing for years,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Laguna Beach.  

02.04.21 Significant EDD reforms headed to California legislature

Excerpted from KTVU (Fox)

By Tom Vacar 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A flurry of EDD reform bills have been submitted to the California legislature to fix, once and for all, EDD's inability to get out of the morass of delays and denials facing millions of unemployed Californians.

After a year of relentless EDD complaints to legislators offices, many are acting in unison. "Every day my colleagues and I hear from thousands of desperate Californians who are in dire straits," said Assemblyperson Cottie Petrie-Norris, (D) Laguna Beach. 


Icon for State Capitol Office
Capitol Office
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-2074 Directions
Icon for Costa Mesa Office
District Office
19712 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: (949) 251-0074 Directions