Legislative Accomplishments 2023


  • 2023: Named a Friend of California Retail by the California Retailers Association
  • 2023: Recognized by Learn4Life for my work on the Education Committee
  • 2023: Honored as Legislator of the Year by the State Coalition of Probation Organizations
  • 2023: Received Smiles for Seniors 12th Annual Umbrella Award
  • 2023: Recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Inland SoCal United Way
  • 2023: Named SELPA Legislator of the Year
  • 2023: Selected for Eastern Section Legislator of the Year Award by the California Association of School Business Officials for championing education efforts in last year’s budget and policy process
  • 2023: Recognized as a Champion of Public Higher Education by the California Coalition for Public Higher Education


Recognizing Excellence in the 23rd District:

  • Senate District 23: 2023 Woman of the Year: Barbara Riordan
  • Senate District 23: 2023 Nonprofit of the Year: Option House, Inc.
  • Honored Inland Leaders Charter School for receiving the 2023 CA Distinguished School Award.
  • Honored the Redlands Bowl with a State Senate Resolution to acknowledge their profound contribution to our community and celebrate their 100th anniversary. Through the services they provide, history they hold, and the unity they bring, the Redlands Bowl shines as a true jewel in the community.
  • Honored Stater Bros. Markets for their exceptional response to a challenging winter storm with a State Senate Resolution., who went above and beyond to make a lifesaving difference in the lives of the community.


Funding Secured for Senate District 23:

  • $2.5 million for Riverside University Health System – Behavioral Health
  • $1.5 million for San Bernardino County for Additional Snow Removal Heavy Equipment
  • Other Notable Items that Senator Ochoa Bogh supported:
    • $2 million for the Museum of Redlands Construction Completion
    • $2 million for the County of San Bernardino for refurbishment of the county’s Crisis Residential Treatment Facility in Victorville
    • $3.2 million for the City of Rancho Cucamonga for the First Responders 9/11 Memorial
    • $1 million for the County of San Bernardino for Crestline Snow Removal Heavy Equipment
    • $60 million for a critical investment in food banks across the state
    • $50 million to Support Homeownership through the CalHome Program (New Construction)


Senator Ochoa Bogh’s 2023 In Review (As of October 2023):

  • 21 Bills Introduced, 6 Bills Signed into Law
  • 8 Resolutions Introduced
  • 59 Bills Coauthored
  • 21 Resolutions Coauthored
  • 470+ Meetings and Events Attended
  • 4600+ Miles Traveled
  • 900+ Constituent Cases Closed


Signed Legislative Package:

  • Senate Bill 240 incentivizes developers to build affordable housing and transitional housing for formerly incarcerated individuals on surplus state property.
  • Senate Bill 371 allows a nonprofit organization to contract with a county to provide services to undomesticated burros.
  • Senate Bill 531 remedies an unintended consequence of a budget bill. SB 531 would invite community businesses back into partnership with local educational agencies for the current school year, as long as the partner businesses meet certain background check requirements, and parents and guardians consent to the student’s workplace environment.
  • Senate Bill 612 clarifies that changes to the Business and Professions Code apply only to speech-language pathologists who received written verification of competency on or after January 1, 2023.
  • Senate Bill 722 requires the Department of Social Services to create an Incidental Medical Service Plan template so children with disabilities can attend an early learning and childcare program in a timely manner.
  • Senate Bill 807 better ensures transparency and accountability in the adoption process and was adopted in the California State Budget.
  • Senate Joint Resolution 4 calls on Congress and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create satellite VA health clinics on or near state Veterans Home campuses. Given that the largest demand for benefits and services for veterans occurs immediately after discharge and as the veteran population ages, it is imperative that California has the infrastructure available to best serve our current and future veteran populations.