Representing the 7th District
Ammunition Tax Passes Assembly Fiscal Committee
AB 187 Proceeds used for Public Safety Programs in Communities Experiencing High Levels of Gun Violence and for Mental Healthcare Programs for Children
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee approved an ammunition tax measure, AB 187, authored by Assemblymembers Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento). AB 187 provides a critical new source of revenue to assist communities facing high levels of gun violence and fund important mental healthcare services for California’s children.
Assemblymember Dickinson said he was proud to jointly author AB 187. “Screening young children for signs of mental illness and addressing any issues early on is the key to a healthier and more productive adult life. A limited tax on ammunition is a small price to pay for better mental healthcare for kids, reduced crime, and safer communities statewide,” concluded Dickinson.
Assemblymember Dickinson Urges the Federal Government to Reform Immigration Policy
(Sacramento) -- There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, and California is home to the greatest number of them. California State Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) co-authored Assembly Joint Resolution 3, to urge Congress and the President to take humane action in beginning the task of fixing our broken immigration system. Learn more about AJR 3 in this Assembly Access Video.
Dickinson Bill to Limit Guns Available for Sale Approved by State Assembly
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 169 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was approved on a 43-27 vote by the California State Assembly. The bill would close the loophole in law that currently allows the private party transfer of “unsafe handguns” to individuals not eligible to buy them. It further closes a loophole that presently allows some buyers to purchase an unsafe handgun if that handgun was previously modified to be a single shot weapon.
“AB 169 will keep non-rostered, unsafe handguns out of the hands of people who don't have a legitimate and lawful reason to own them. By limiting the guns available for sale we can further protect our families and our communities from gun violence,” said Dickinson.
Dickinson Farmers Market Consumer Protection Measure Approved by Key Policy Committee
Sacramento – Assembly Bill 996 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was approved today by the Assembly Agriculture Committee on a unanimous vote. In an effort to protect consumers, the bill clarifies standards regarding false and misleading advertising, direct marketing registration, food safety self-certification, inspection and enforcement at certified farmers markets.
“Californians are fortunate to have the highest concentration of farmers markets in the nation,” said Dickinson. “AB 996 will increase consumer protections and accountability at our certified farmers markets, protect local farmers, and help this growing sector of the economy continue to thrive,” said Dickinson.
Dickinson Issues Statement on Sacramento Kings Relocation Vote
Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on today’s unanimous vote by the NBA ownership committee to block the pending sale and relocation of the Kings to Seattle:
“Today's vote is wonderful news for Sacramento. The Committee made a statement that it is not interested in relocating teams when there is a viable option to keep the team where it has been historically successful. Sacramento has proven its fan loyalty and the commitment of civic and governmental leadership. We have delivered a strong financing plan and a solid ownership group. I am hopeful that the NBA’s board of Governors votes to keep the Kings where they belong – here in Sacramento.”
Legislation to Reform Money Transmission Act Approved by Assembly Committee
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 786 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was unanimously approved by the Assembly Banking & Finance Committee. The bill would reform the California Money Transmission Act and provide clarity for existing licensees and assist with removing market entry barriers to start-up payment technology companies.
“Technological innovation within the money transmission and payments industry has skyrocketed in the last few years, yet California's regulatory framework has lagged behind this innovation,” said Dickinson, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance. “Providing clarity to existing companies and new start-ups on licensing requirements will ensure a vibrant money transmission market place that is fair for business while protecting consumers,” he added.
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson Issues Statement Regarding Jerry Meral’s Comments on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement regarding comments made by California Natural Resources Agency Deputy Director Jerry Meral about the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP):
“In light of current circumstances, I am concerned about a rush to implement the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) which may not be the best alternative to meet the co-equal goals of water reliability and Delta restoration. The process for considering alternatives should be thorough, careful, and complete in order to identify the best course.”
Dickinson Firearms Pension Divestment Bill Approved by Committee
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 761 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was approved 5-1 by the Assembly Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee. The bill would require CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest any existing pension fund investments from companies that manufacture firearms or ammunition, other than those done so exclusively for the United States Military. It would also prohibit future investments in such companies as long as these actions were found to be consistent with the Funds’ constitutionally prescribed fiduciary duties.
“Companies who manufacture firearms and ammunition have no business receiving investment funds from the State of California – it’s just common sense. The state has an obligation to our citizens and communities to ensure that our investment dollars support entities that uphold our values,” said Dickinson.
Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Approved by Assembly Committee
Bill Would Ban Anonymous “Money Bombs” Close to Election Day
Sacramento – Assembly Bill 45, comprehensive campaign finance reform legislation authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), was approved 4-2 today by the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. The bill seeks to ensure greater disclosure and transparency of political campaign funding sources and would increase the California Fair Political Practices Commission’s (FPPC) oversight powers of campaign contributions.
“Without legislative action, we will continue to see last minute ‘money bombs’ flowing into California elections without informing voters where this money is coming from,” said Dickinson. “The public has a right to know the source of the money so informed decisions can be made at the ballot box,” he added.
Assembly Committee Approves Bill to Hold People Accountable for Committing Financial Abuse of Seniors
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 140, authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), was approved on a unanimous vote by the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee. The bill would help protect seniors by modernizing the definition of undue influence for elder financial abuse and related probate matters, a definition that has not been revised for over 140 years.
“A population as vulnerable as seniors and dependent adults deserve statutory protection to ensure that when a senior is unduly influenced, that senior has an ability to recover what has been lost,” said Dickinson.
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