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Isadore Hall, III
Assemblymember, Sixty-Fourth District
Chair, Governmental Organization Committee
Recent News in the 64th District
Assemblymember Hall Issues Statement on Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
LOS ANGELES, CA – Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) released the following statement regarding the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan and local, state and national efforts underway to help those in need.
“My heart broke seeing the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan,” said Assemblymember Hall. “Many constituents and friends have family members that were impacted by the typhoon and I extend my prayers for loved ones missing, injured or lost in this tragedy. Since the storm made land fall, legislative leaders and I have been working with local, state and federal authorities to help the people of the Philippines in their time of need. Many of my constituents are particularly concerned about being unable to locate relatives living in the Philippines.
Residents interested in information and ways to help those impacted by the typhoon should visit my website at www.assembly.ca.gov/hall and click on the “Typhoon Haiyan” button. There, you can find up to date information, links to locate missing loved ones through the International Red Cross and ways you can support the humanitarian effort underway to assist the Philippines in its recovery. Now, more than ever, the people of the Philippines need our help. Visit my website to learn more about how you can help.”
Locally, Time Warner Cable recently announced that all calls made to landline or mobile numbers in the Philippines by Time Warner Cable Home Phone or Business Services customers will be free through November 30 and is retroactive for all calls made since November 8.
California is home to over 1.4 million people of Filipino descent, more than any other state in the nation. Locally, over 374,000 Filipino-Americans call Los Angeles County home.
Assemblymember Hall Legislation to Require Hospitals to Notify Next-of-Kin Before Transferring Patient Signed Into Law
SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 974 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) requiring a hospital to notify a patient’s family or preferred contact before transferring that patient to another hospital.
California hospitals that operate an emergency department are required to provide care to any person, regardless of the patient’s insurance status. Once the patient has been stabilized, he or she may be transferred from one hospital to another for nonmedical reasons. Before transferring a patient, hospitals are currently required to follow various requirements; including transferring all relevant medical records and ensuring that the receiving hospital has adequate staff and equipment to care for the patient. Until now, there has been no uniform procedure for alerting a relative or preferred contact person of a patient’s transfer between health facilities, creating additional stress and anxiety on the patient’s family or loved ones.
Assemblymember Hall Measure to Name Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge Approved by California Legislature
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III’s (D-Los Angeles) measure to name the western span of the Bay Bridge the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Bridge was approved by the California State Legislature today. The resolution, ACR 65, was approved by the State Senate on a 26 to 7 vote. The State Assembly previously approved the measure on a vote of 68 to 0. Resolutions by the Legislature do not require signature of the Governor.
Willie L. Brown, Jr. was elected to represent San Francisco as a Member of the California State Assembly from 1965 to 1995. During his tenure, Brown held a number of high ranking leadership positions and was elected as Speaker of California State Assembly from 1980 to 1995. Brown was the longest serving Speaker and the first African American Speaker in California history.
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Ceremony
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Los Angeles) joined his colleagues for a special ceremony on the Assembly floor to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have A Dream" speech. Assemblymember Hall said during the ceremony, "Justice is equality and equality is a civil right." Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
Business to Business Forum
(Carson, CA) - Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Compton) recently brought business leaders together for a breakfast on the campus of CSU-Dominguez Hills to increase the communications between California businesses as they work to improve the state’s economic recovery. Assemblymember Hall was joined by State Senators Rod Wright and Alex Padilla. Assemblymember Hall told the capacity crowd, “California is back on the move and our economy is growing again.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
Assemblymember Hall Introduces Legislation Requiring Condoms in All Adult Films Made in California
LOS ANGELES, CA – Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D-Los Angeles) today introduced legislation, AB 332, requiring condom use in all adult films produced in California.
Joined by Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Darren James, a former adult film actor who contracted HIV while working in the industry, Hall’s legislation will provide statewide uniformity needed to ensure that the thousands of actors employed in this multi-billion dollar industry are given reasonable workplace safety protections needed to reduce exposure to HIV and other communicable diseases.
Assemblymember Hall and Congresswoman Hahn to hold Community Swearing In Ceremony
CARSON, CA - Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Compton) and Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D- San Pedro) will hold a joint community swearing in ceremony on Thursday, January 17, 2013. The ceremony will be held at Carson Community Center, located at 801 E. Carson Street, in Carson, California and will begin at 3:00 PM. A public reception will follow the ceremony. Los Angeles attorney, Carl Douglas will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
Hahn, first elected to the United States Congress in 2011, was re-elected in November 2012 to represent California’s 44th District, which includes the communities of: Athens, Carson, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts/Willowbrook, and Wilmington. Prior to Hahn’s election to Congress, she served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council for ten years. Hahn was officially sworn into office on January 3, 2013. She will be sworn in during the community ceremony by The Honorable James Hahn, Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Assemblymember Hall Announces 2012 ‘Hall of Fame’ Inductees
Event will celebrate local leaders and their contributions to improve public policy and their community
LOS ANGELES, CA - Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) has named a dynamic and diverse group of local leaders and organizations to receive 2012 ‘Hall of Fame’ awards.
Recognizing the important contributions these individuals and organizations have made over the years to residents in Hall’s district and throughout Los Angeles County in areas from the arts, education, health, small business development and volunteerism, Hall created the, ‘Hall of Fame’ as an opportunity to recognize area leaders for their tireless contributions to our community.
Assemblymember Hall to Receive Living Legacy Award From the Buffalo Soldier Museum Cultural Centre Group
LOS ANGELES, CA - Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) has been named a 2012 Living Legacy honoree by the Buffalo Soldier Museum Cultural Centre Group. Hall is being recognized for his legislative leadership and commitment to fulfill the honor, heritage and legacy of the original Buffalo Soldiers.
First organized as the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army by President Andrew Johnson in 1866, the original Buffalo Soldiers consisted of free black men from northern states and former slaves from southern states. Regiments of the Buffalo Soldiers fought as a segregated unit in every US military conflict from the end of the Civil War until the United States military was integrated by President Eisenhower in 1951.
Assemblymember Hall Teams Up with Community Leaders to Host Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway
Hall will be joined by Compton City Councilmember, Dr. Willie O. Jones and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to donate over 2,000 free holiday turkeys to needy families living in the 52nd Assembly District.
COMPTON, CA - Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III, Compton City Councilman Dr. Willie O. Jones, Progress California, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. are providing over 2,000 turkeys to families in need as part of the 52nd Assembly District’s “Annual Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway”. This free community event will take place on Monday, November 19, 2012 beginning at 10:00 AM at Compton City Hall, located at 205 S. Willowbrook Avenue in Compton.
Now in its fourth year, the “Healthy Family Update and Turkey Giveaway” is a multi-prong philanthropic collaboration between Hall, local officials and community leaders committed to reducing incidents of obesity and diabetes in underserved communities while promoting healthier lifestyles for children and families.
Statement from Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III on the Passing of Mervyn M. Dymally
2009 photograph of Mervyn Dymally, Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III and State Senator Rod Wright.
Compton, CA - Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III released the following statement on the passing of Mervyn Malcolm Dymally.
"For decades, Mervyn Dymally served California with an unwavering passion and commitment. Merv’s legacy helped open the doors of opportunity for his and future generations and his spirit will live on in the lives of the many leaders he inspired. Our state and country are a better place because of his lifetime of work. I am honored to have called him my friend and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
A former Congressman, Lt. Governor, State Senator and Assemblymember, Dymally passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Alice Gueno Dymally; his daughter, Lynn, his son, Mark and three sisters. Dymally preceded Assemblymember Hall representing the 52nd Assembly District from 2002 to 2008.
Assemblymember Hall Named Legislator of the Year by the California State Alliance of YMCAs
LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D – Los Angeles) has been named the 2012 Legislator of the Year by the California State Alliance of YMCAs. Hall is being recognized for his legislative leadership and for his commitment to public policies that empower young people throughout California.
Hall Resolution to Increase Food Donations to Needy Families Approved by California Legislature
SACRAMENTO – The California State Legislature has approved Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 19 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D- Los Angeles) encouraging donations of surplus food to food banks throughout the United States. AJR 19 calls upon the U.S. Congress to permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food to non-profit organizations fighting food insecurity. The measure was approved by the State Assembly on a vote of 76 to 0 and by the State Senate on a vote of 35 to 0.
Assemblymember Hall to Host Forum on Impacts of California’s “Cap and Trade” Program
LOS ANGELES – Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Susan A. Bonilla (D- Concord) will hold a forum, featuring California Air Resources Board (CARB) Chair Mary Nichols to discuss the impact of AB 32 (Chapter 488, 2006) and CARB’s Cap-and-Trade program on businesses, utilities, public universities and local governments throughout the state on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Carson, California.
AB 32 requires the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. The Cap-and-Trade program adopted by CARB sets statewide greenhouse gas emission limits and regulates the state’s largest greenhouse gas emitting sources. The program is designed to provide businesses and local governments with the flexibility to seek out and implement the lowest-cost options to reduce emissions and drive long-term investment in cleaner fuels and more efficient use of energy.
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