Representing the 7th District
Dickinson Online Privacy Legislation Approved by Assembly
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 844 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was approved by the State Assembly on a bipartisan 42-23 vote. AB 844 would protect consumers’ personal information when making credit card purchases online. The bill is in response to the recent ruling by the California Supreme Court that online retailers can continue to require customers purchasing with credit cards to provide personal information.
“California consumers shouldn’t have to reveal any more personal information than absolutely necessary, whether they’re shopping at a mall or at their computers,” said Dickinson, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance. “AB 844 increases consumer privacy while ensuring appropriate fraud and identity theft protection. The bill will better protect consumers’ privacy by safeguarding against the exploitation of personal information,” he added.
Legislation to Reform Money Transmission Act Approved by Assembly
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 786 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was unanimously approved by the State Assembly. 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.
Dickinson Bill to Restrict the Sale of Animals at Swap Meets and Flea Markets Advances to State Senate
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 339 authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) was approved by the State Assembly on a bipartisan 58-7 vote. The bill would prohibit the sale of animals at swap meets and flea markets unless the local jurisdiction adopts minimum animal care and treatment standards in order to prevent the suffering of animals, protect consumers, and eliminate the public health and safety risks and potential threats of disease outbreaks associated with such sales.
“Animals are currently being sold at flea markets and swap meets in often abysmal conditions where there is no legal oversight of the seller and no consumer accountability,” said Dickinson. “AB 339 would regulate animal sales permitted at swap meets and flea markets to alleviate the suffering of these animals, ensure that public health and safety is protected, and safeguard consumers,” he added.
Dickinson Issues Statement in Support of Striking Hospital Workers
Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement in support of striking AFSCME Local 3299 University of California (UC) hospital workers:
“This strike is about more than workers rightfully demanding fair wages and a good contract. This demonstration is about adequately serving our families and communities across the state when they enter a UC hospital. The UC hospitals often serve those who cannot obtain health insurance and need access to healthcare. AFSCME’s workers provide top quality care and support for patients and families each and every day. I support the workers of AFSCME 3299 because what you do matters to all Californians.”
Dickinson Issues Statement on Kings Staying in Sacramento
Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on today’s vote by the NBA board of governors to keep the Kings in Sacramento:
“I am delighted by the Board’s affirmative decision to keep the Kings in Sacramento. The City of Sacramento, our entire region, its leaders, and the supportive fans of the team have proven that they will stand by and fight for the Kings through thick and thin. I am hopeful that the Maloofs and the Ranadive investor group will agree on an acceptable deal and there will be a successful conclusion for Sacramento which will keep the Kings here for years to come.”
Bill to Hold People Accountable for Committing Financial Abuse of Seniors Advances to the Senate
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 140, authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), was approved on a bipartisan 57-10 vote by the State Assembly. 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 deserves statutory protection to ensure that when a senior is unduly influenced, that senior has an ability to recover what has been lost,” said Dickinson.
Dickinson Issues Statement on Senate Passage of WRDA
Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on today’s vote by the Senate to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) with a bipartisan vote:
“Following the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Sacramento was identified as the second most flood-prone community in the country, second only to New Orleans. For nearly 17 years as a Sacramento County Supervisor, I worked on a bipartisan basis to increase the level of flood protection for the people of Sacramento.
Today’s vote is promising news for the Sacramento area. The Natomas Levee Improvement Project will provide critical levee upgrades and relieve Natomas residents of undue risk to life and property. The WRDA is indispensable to completing the Project. Senator Boxer and Congresswoman Matsui have been strong leaders on this issue in Washington and I am confident they will do everything possible to ensure the bill succeeds. It is imperative that the bill passes through the House and is signed by the President.”
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson Issues Statement on May Revise and State Budget
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), member of the Assembly Budget Committee and Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services released the following statement on the May Revise:
“The Governor’s May Revise budget proposal is another encouraging indication that budget stability appears to have returned to California after years of financial struggle and education will receive desperately-needed additional funding. However, the May Revise continues to shortchange the most vulnerable in our state—such as those who need health care, child care, access to justice, or essential support services to escape poverty. By adopting a balanced budget, making prudent investments to help those in need and rebuild our economy, and protecting the state from future economic downtowns, we can continue to restore our Golden State.”
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.
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