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Assemblywoman Luz Rivas’s Legislation Produces an Alarming Extreme Heat Report, Acting as a Wake-Up Call for the State

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Insurance released the Impacts of Extreme Heat to California’s People, Infrastructure, and Economy report that serve as a wake-up call to policymakers in our state. This first-of-its-kind report, the result of legislation authored by Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-San Fernando Valley) in 2022, examined seven extreme heat events from 2013 to 2022, revealing an astronomical $7.7 billion in state losses, encompassing diminished wages and productivity, severe disruptions in agriculture and manufacturing, and extensive infrastructure damage including power outages.