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SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 1989, a bill by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) that allows students 18-20 years old who are enrolled in accredited college enology or brewing science programs to taste, but not drink, wine and beer as a part of their coursework.
“This legislation ensures California college graduates majoring in enology and brewing science will have the same educational opportunities as students in other states. Currently, twelve states, including our West Coast neighbors Oregon and Washington, already have a similar law on the books,” Chesbro said. “California is a leader in wine production on a global scale, accounting for more than 90 percent of all wine produced in the United States, and is the fourth largest producer in the world after France, Italy and Spain. When it comes to brewing, we’re equally fortunate in California to have such a robust array of beer makers – both large and small. In both instances, these products are made with the help of California college and university graduates who in many cases diligently complete the bulk of their career training in beer or wine production prior to reaching the age of 21. This bill will ensure that our students receive the best preparation from their educational training and make them competitive in these rapidly growing industries.”
(Sacramento) – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) discusses his bill, AB 2035, which would steer services to assist children who are sexually exploited.
A full transcript is below. This week’s address is 1:29
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SACRAMENTO - The California Wildlife Conservation Board has approved a $3.2 million grant to the Sanctuary Forest Land Trust to acquire a conservation easement for the Lost Coast Redwood and Salmon Initiative.
Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) spoke in support of the grant at the WCB meeting today in Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D – North Coast) today congratulated Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesin of McKinleyville, who was confirmed by the State Senate this week to serve out a six-year term on the California Fish and Game Commission.
SACRAMENTO - The state Assembly has approved a bill by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers and create a source of green energy. AB 1826 accomplishes this by diverting methane-gas-producing organic waste away from landfills and into programs that recycle it into renewable resources such as biofuels and nutrient-rich compost for agriculture.
SACRAMENTO – The full Assembly has unanimously approved a bill by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) that will allow Eureka to devote more money to maintaining the city’s waterfront and increasing public access to the harbor. AB 1943 will allow Eureka to keep revenue generated by its Humboldt Bay Harbor Fund that the city has been paying to the state every year to service a decades old loan.
SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) to protect horse racing at California’s county fairs and the state’s horse racing industry in general have won easy approval from the Assembly’s Governmental Organization Committee.
AB 2005 requires more legislative participation and oversight of the California Horse Racing Board by the Legislature. The Senate and Assembly would each appoint two members to serve on the Board.
“Currently, there is no involvement with the Horse Racing Board by the Legislature,” Chesbro said. “Board members are appointed by the governor and make critical decisions relating to the viability of local communities through allocation of racing dates. Changes in the horse racing calendar can financially impact those communities. It simply makes sense that the Legislature should have some role in the Board since the decisions it makes affect their districts.”
41st Forum to focus on impacts of drought and other fisheries issues
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast), chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced today that the 41st Annual Fisheries Forum has been scheduled for Thursday, April 24 at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
John Laird, California's Natural Resources Secretary, and Charlton Bonham, Director of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, headline this year's list of speakers and presenters.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) today thanked President Barack Obama for using his authority to add the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in Mendocino County to the California Coastal National Monument.
EUREKA – Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-North Coast) announced today that a legislative hearing scheduled for Friday in Eureka to discuss California and North Coast water issues will be televised live locally and live-streamed on the Web.
At Chesbro’s request, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), chair of the State Assembly’s Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, agreed to hold one of a series of regional water hearings in Eureka.