Representing the 7th District
Dickinson Bill to Help Ensure Efficiency in State Delinquency Prevention Programs Signed into Law
Bill is Outcome of Select Committee on Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development Hearings
Sacramento – Yesterday, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson's (D-Sacramento) Assembly Bill 526 was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill will improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the granting of state and federal funds for delinquency and gang intervention and prevention programs.
Dickinson Bill to Add Local Representation on the Air Resources Board Signed into Law
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Bill 146 was signed into law by Governor Brown. The bill will add an additional member to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) representing the Sacramento region.
“The Sacramento region is the largest major metropolitan area in the state currently without designated representation on the Air Resources Board. I am pleased that AB 146 will allow our region and its over 2 million residents to have a direct voice in critical future decision-making to improve our local air quality,” said Assemblymember Dickinson.
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson Issues Statement
On the Closure of the Campbell’s Soup Plant in Sacramento
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on the closure of Campbell’s manufacturing facility in Sacramento:
“For over 65 years, the Campbell’s plant has been a major employer in our region. It is unfortunate that Campbell’s has chosen to close their oldest plant and in the process lay-off 700 employees. As the economy slowly improves, closures like Campbell’s and Comcast here in our own backyard, reminds us all that unemployment is still at over 10% and we have a long way to go until a full economic recovery.
In the past, I worked with other local elected officials and civic and business leaders to successfully persuade Campbell’s to maintain its presence in Sacramento. I will once again work closely with my colleagues and civic and business leaders to try to preserve local jobs and create as many new jobs as possible in the wake of this announcement.”
Dickinson Bill to Help Prevent Athlete Sexual Abuse Signed into Law
Sacramento – Assembly Bill 1435 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill requires that all athletic coaches, administrators, and directors be mandatory reporters for purposes of complying with the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.
“The close relationship between coach and athlete should never be exploited to hurt a child and we need to do all we can to prevent it,” said Assemblymember Dickinson. “I am pleased that as a result of this bill, athletic coaches will be better prepared to assist those children who may be subject to unthinkable acts, and hopefully this will result in fewer instances of this horrendous problem,” he added.
Sacramento Youth Receive Over 300 Backpacks from Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s Collection Drive
Sacramento – Today, at Harkness Elementary School, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson distributed over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to youth in the Sacramento area. Dickinson’s second annual “Give Back(pack) Drive,” a back-to-school drive to collect backpacks and supplies for kindergarten through 6th grade students in Sacramento ran throughout August. Dickinson, with the help of the Sacramento River Cats’ mascot, Dinger, presented the backpacks filled with new supplies such as pencils, rulers, notebooks, folders, etc. at a school assembly.
“I am thankful for all of the generous donations we received from Sacramento area businesses and members of the surrounding community,” said Assemblymember Dickinson (D-Sacramento). “Every child deserves to have the tools necessary to succeed in school. I’m proud that today we helped our local youth receive the basic supplies they need,” he added.
Dickinson Bill to Help Sustain Operations of Sacramento Area Transit Operators Signed into Law
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 432 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was signed into law by Governor Brown. AB 432 will allow the Sacramento Area County of Governments (SACOG) to set a countywide farebox recovery requirement in order to help sustain operations of some of the smaller transit operators in Sacramento County and encourage more environmentally-friendly transit options.
Assemblymember Dickinson to Attend Democratic National Convention, Available for Media Interviews in Charlotte, NC
Sacramento –Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) will travel to Charlotte, NC to attend and serve as a delegate at the Democratic National Convention from September 3rd through 6th.
“I am excited to serve as a delegate from Sacramento to this year’s historic Democratic Convention,” said Dickinson. “With the country’s economy continuing its recovery and our President providing crucial leadership, this election could not be more critical. I look forward to renominating President Obama and Vice President Biden and joining my fellow Californians in this fundamental exercise of our political process.”
Dickinson Resolution Establishes September as Food Literacy Awareness Month
Dickinson Hosting Food Literacy Fair September 22
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Concurrent Resolution 161 was approved by the Senate. The resolution has previously been approved by the Assembly and is now enrolled. ACR 161 establishes every September as Food Literacy Month in California.
“Educating the public, especially children, about food literacy is important because it has the ability to address the growing obesity epidemic,” said Assemblymember Dickinson. “The goal of this resolution is to raise public awareness about eating healthy and the impact nutrition has on our health as well as the health of our families, our environment, and our communities,” he added.
Dickinson Bill to Add Local Representation on the Air Resources Board Sent to the Governor
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) Assembly Bill 146 was approved by the State Assembly on a 46-21 bipartisan concurrence vote and now goes to the Governor for his signature. The bill would add an additional member to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
“The Sacramento region is the largest major metropolitan area in the state without designated representation on the Air Resources Board. AB 146 will allow our region to have a voice in critical future decision-making to improve our local air quality,” said Assemblymember Dickinson.
Assemblymember Dickinson School Discipline Reform Bill Sent to the Governor
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 2242 by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was approved by the Assembly on a bipartisan concurrence vote of 42-23. AB 2242 would remove the reference to “willful defiance” as a reason a student may be subject to extended suspensions and expulsions from school. The bill now goes to the Governor for his action.
“AB 2242 would help schools trying to increase student attendance and achievement and help keep students who are struggling with behavior in class and on track,” said Dickinson, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development. “With the Governor’s signature, we would bring fairness and balance to our school disciplinary practices – without risking school and teacher safety. More mindless tough discipline is not the answer, and AB 2242 is a step in the right direction.”
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