- 2021: Named as Legislator of the Year by the California Alzheimer’s Association
- 2022: Named as the Legislator of the Year by the Southern California Contractors Association
- 2022: Given the Distinguished Legislative Award by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association
- 2022: Named an Outstanding Leadership and Community Champion by the Inland Congregations United for Change
- 2022: Legislative Champion of the Year by the local Inland Empire Caucus in conjunction with the California Disability Services Association. The Inland Empire Caucus is an advocacy network of several local agencies providing services for thousands of Californians with disabilities.
Senator Ochoa Bogh’s 2022 In Review:
- 19 Bills Introduced, 6 Bills Signed into Law
- 88 Bills Co-authored
- 30 Resolutions Co-Authored
- 834 Meetings and Events Attended
- 100+ Committee Meetings Attended
- 8,331 Miles Traveled
- 902 Constituent Cases Closed
Senator Ochoa Bogh’s 2021 In Review:
- 19 Bills Introduced, 2 Bills Signed into Law
- 62 Bills Co-authored
- 2,500+ Constituents Helped Through Casework
- 1,160 Meetings with Stakeholders, Advocates and Local Leaders
- 30,000+ Responses to Constituent Emails, Letters, and Calls
Recognizing Excellence in the 23rd District:
- Senate District 23 Small Business of the Year:
- Precision Material Handling in Banning (2021), and Citrograph (2022)
- Senate District 23 Nonprofit of the Year:
- Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House (2021), and Family Service Association (2022)
- During October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, organizations like Divine Connections HOPE and Option House, Inc. in San Bernardino have made progress toward preventing and ending domestic violence and providing support to survivors.
- During #HispanicHeritageMonth, Senator Ochoa Bogh recognized The Mexico Café, a Latino-owned small business in the City of San Bernardino.
Funding Secured for Senate District 23:
- $4 million to the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital for the Trauma-Informed Medical Home Model for Victimized Children Capacity (in partnership with Assemblymember Ramos).
- $2 million to the University of Redlands for a plaza and walkway project for the University of Redlands Rail station at the terminus of the Arrow Line in San Bernardino County.
- $1 million to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) to conduct a State Route 247 / 62 Emergency Bypass Lane Study (Inland Empire Caucus Request).
- Other Notable Items that received Senator Ochoa Bogh’s support:
- $79 million to support a new student center at the Palm Desert campus of California State University, San Bernardino.
- $10,500,000 for family fee waivers for the California State Preschool Program for the 2022–23 fiscal year.
- $18,300,000 for the California Universal Preschool Planning Grant Program.
- $1,500,000 to support the Alzheimer’s Healthy Brain Initiative.
- $1 million to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force for updated training, new investigator positions, and the ever-evolving specialized equipment needed to protect sexual exploitation and the arrest of sexual predators.
- $7.5 million to implement a new federally mandated 9-8-8 call system to increase the ease and accessibility for those experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis.
Previous Legislative Package
- In 2021: Two bills signed in the restrictive COVID-19 environment.
- SB 336: ensures that our local communities are aware of any changes to the state or local public health orders by requiring them to be posted to relevant websites and emailed out on distribution lists.
- SB 657: authorizes businesses who have employees that are working from home or telecommuting to receive specific employment-related documents electronically.
- In 2022: Six bills signed by the Governor.
- SB 1054: clarifies that county Adult Protective Services staff and Child Welfare Services staff can disclose information with each other for the purposes of work related to prevention, intervention, management or treatment of child abuse or neglect, or the abuse or neglect of elder or dependent adults. The measure will allow the entities to disclose information without sharing the case file.
- SB 1192: clarifies that design professionals (engineers, architects, etc.) are included amongst those who may substitute an alternative security in lieu of having retention payments withheld when contracting with a state agency on a public works project.
- SB 1279: will strengthen and codify several aspects of guardian ad litem appointments that often occur informally or without clear guidance for litigants and their lawyers. This bill will also resolve ambiguities in the statutes as to who constitutes as an “incapacitated person” for whom a guardian ad litem may be appointed. Through these clarifications, the courts will better ensure that those provided a guardian ad litem are properly represented and protected in pending litigation.
- SB 1312: seeks to harmonize California’s marketplace facilitator law with current practice by clearly identifying the marketplace seller as the tax-responsible party in car rental transactions facilitated by an online travel company. These changes are necessary to avoid further complications in the tax-compliance processes for car rental bookings.
- SB 1405: would make the necessary statutory changes to create the option for property owners in Arrowhead Wood to petition for the Lake Arrowhead Community Services District to voluntarily take over the enforcement of the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) set in place by the people of arrowhead woods at the request of the Arrowhead Woods Architectural Committee (the organization currently responsible for enforcement) after a lengthy community engagement process.
- SB 1453: clarifies that a speech-language pathologist (SLP) must receive written verification from certified Otolaryngologists (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor) that the SLP has performed a minimum of twenty-five supervised flexible trans nasal endoscopic procedures in order to perform Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) on patients and that an SLP may perform these procedures at a location based on the patient’s medical needs