Monday, May 20 2013
May 22 Recognized as “Fight Against Cancer Day” by Assembly
SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblymembers unanimously approved Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 39 declaring May 22 “Fight Against Cancer Day” in honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday. Introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), ACR 39 recognizes the tremendous contributions The American Cancer Society has made in fighting cancer for the past century. “Very few organizations have been able to maintain the level of relevance that the American Cancer Society has had for the last 100 years,” said Assemblymember Perea. “Not only has it been able to provide support to those who need it but the organization has been…Continue reading...
Thursday, May 16 2013
Perea’s Bill to Protect Children from Sex Offenders Approved by California Assembly
SACRAMENTO — A bill that would prohibit sex offenders from living, working, or volunteering in foster homes or state licensed facilities that serve children under 18 years of age was approved by the Assembly today. Assembly Bill (AB) 1108 introduced by Assemblymembers Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) along with Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), would make it a misdemeanor for any person required to register as a sex offender, to reside, work or volunteer in foster homes or facilities licensed by the State Department of Social Services or a county child welfare service agency. Offenders…Continue reading...
Tuesday, May 14 2013
Assemblymember Perea’s Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget Revisions
“California’s fiscal health is on a steady path to recovery, but we must not lose sight of Californians’ values and priorities such as education. The Governor’s proposed Local Control Funding Formula would be a monumental change to how the State funds our schools because it targets additional resources to school districts that serve students with the greatest needs. As proposed, the funding formula would benefit schools with the highest percentage of low-income students and English Learners. In the Valley, this would be a turning point for students who have the potential to succeed in school, but have been lacking the…Continue reading...
Thursday, May 09 2013
State Funding to Help Two Fresno Companies Compete with Out-of-State Businesses
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) is pleased to announce that two companies in the 31st Assembly District will receive nearly $60,000 from the state to further employee training in order to remain competitive with out-of-state businesses. Gar Tootelian, the sixth largest AG retailer in California, will receive $49,456, while Weed Man, a locally-owned lawn care company will receive $8,250 from Employment Training Panel (ETP). “Whenever a business invests in its employees it not only helps the business grow but the community benefits as well,” Assemblymember Perea said. “I commend Gar Tootelian and Weed Man for taking the time…Continue reading...
Monday, May 06 2013
Bill to Ensure Funding for California's Clean Air and Clean Fuel Incentive Programs Passed in Committee
SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Bill (AB) that would extend the sunset dates for three successful state programs created to improve air quality and ensure investment in clean transportation technology has been approved by the Assembly Natural Resources Committee with a vote of 6 to 2. AB 8, the 2013 Clean Fuels Reauthorization Act, introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and Assembly Rules Chair, Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), would extend to January 1, 2024 the Carl Moyer Program, the local diesel emission reduction programs under AB 923 and the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program under AB 118. “There…Continue reading...
Thursday, May 02 2013
Bill to Protect California’s Workers Compensation, Stop Out-of-State Pro-Athlete Payouts Passes Assembly
AB 1309 Will Stop Abuse of Loophole Allowing Hundreds of Millions in Cash Workers’ Compensation Settlements to Non-California Players, Costing California Teams and Businesses SACRAMENTO —Today, a bill to protect California’s Workers’ Compensation system from abuse of a costly loophole that has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in cash settlements to out-of-state professional athletes was passed by the Assembly with a 61 to 4 vote. Assembly Bill 1309, introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and co-authored by Assemblymember Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills), Senator Ted W. Lieu (D-Torrance) and Senator Mark Wyland (R-Escondido), would set clear jurisdictional standards on…Continue reading...
Tuesday, April 30 2013
Bill to Help San Joaquin River Conservancy Protect Its Land Passes in Committee
SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Bill that would help the San Joaquin River Conservancy (Conservancy) enforce its regulations was passed in the Assembly Public Safety Committee today on a 6 to 0 vote. AB 618, introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), would make changes to current law to provide local agencies responsible for protecting the Conservancy lands with the tools needed to enforce rules and regulations enacted by the Conservancy Board. “In order for the Conservancy to both preserve River Parkway resources and open these public lands for recreational use, there must be a practical way to hold visitors accountable…Continue reading...
Tuesday, April 30 2013
State Assembly Takes Action and Passes Perea’s Clean Drinking Water Bill
A Recent US EPA Report Unveiled a $455 Million Surplus Highlighting Need for Streamlined Oversight SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Bill that would provide a fresh start for the management of California’s water quality programs was approved in the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee today on a 5 to 2 vote. Assembly Bill 145, introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), would create a consolidated and comprehensive strategy to ensure safe drinking water for California residents by moving all drinking water programs from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water…Continue reading...
Monday, April 29 2013
Perea’s Mortgage Debit Forgiveness Bill Passes Committee
SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Bill that would extend the tax relief on forgiveness of mortgage debt by conforming California law to federal law was passed in the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee today. Assembly Bill 42, introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), will provide continued state income tax relief to borrowers who have had mortgage debt forgiven by their lender. “This bill will prevent undue hardship to taxpayers who would otherwise be subject to taxation resulting from having all or part of their loan balance on their principal residence forgiven by their lender,” Assemblymember Perea said, “A lot of…Continue reading...
Thursday, April 25 2013
Bill to Keep Tipsters Anonymous Passes on the Assembly Floor
SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Bill that would ensure that persons who call in anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers organizations can remain anonymous was passed on the Assembly Floor today with a 74 to 0 vote. Assembly Bill 1250, introduced by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), would ensure that tip information provided to Crime Stoppers or any private, non-profit volunteer which is forwarded to a law enforcement agency will be covered by the privilege. As a result, both the “tip” itself and any and all records or documents of the tip would be protected under the privilege. “Crime Stoppers has been…Continue reading...
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