SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill 2251, authorizing county officials to respond to consumer complaints about improper California Redemption Value (CRV) charges, was signed by Governor Brown last week. Authored by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), AB 2251 authorizes county agricultural commissioners and sealers of weights and measures, in coordination with the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to investigate and enforce penalties against retailers who improperly charge the CRV.
“Ambiguity over the authority to investigate complaints and weak enforcement mechanisms provided a loophole allowing some bad actors to overcharge CRV without regulatory oversight,” Assemblymember Yamada said. “Governor Brown’s signature on AB 2251 protects consumers and also gives California’s unsung consumer protection heroes—our County Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers of Weights and Measures—another tool to ensure that the CRV charge you see on your store receipt is correct.”
WOODLAND, CA –Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) is partnering with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Woodland Police Department, and the Sacramento Mexican Consulate to co-host an informational presentation on Assembly Bill 60 on Thursday, September 25 from 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM. The event will be held at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Community Center located at 575 California Street, Woodland, CA.
Yamada Inducts Over 100 Members into “Century Circle”
DAVIS, CA - Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, announced that the 4th District “Century Circle” has honored over 100 centenarians during her six years in the California Assembly.
This afternoon marked an important milestone as Assemblymember Yamada joined Solano County in honoring 30 centenarians at its 8th Annual Centenarian Commemoration in Fairfield, reaching a total of 118 centenarians honored through her own Century Circle program.
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) issued the following statement regarding the 6.0 magnitude earthquake which occurred five miles northwest of American Canyon on Sunday, August 24, 2014.
“Yesterday’s early morning quake was a ‘wake-up’ call in more ways than one. As relief and recovery efforts begin today, I wish to thank all of our local officials, first responders, emergency medical and hospital personnel, law enforcement, public utilities workers, Napa Red Cross, and everyday citizens for a well-coordinated response to this serious and unexpected event. Special thanks to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for keeping our office apprised during those first critical hours and throughout the day. The Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) was put to the test and once again, proved effective.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Mariko Yamada’s (D-Davis) Assembly Bill 1965, allowing dogs on restaurant patios, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill will give restaurants the option to allow pet dogs in their outdoor seating areas under specified conditions unless a local ordinance determines otherwise.
“It will soon be legal to take your beagle with you to dinner,” stated Assemblymember Yamada. “With Governor Brown’s signature, restaurateurs in California will see more businesses catering to their customers and the canine companions they love. I wish everyone ‘bone-appétit’.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis) released the following statement regarding today’s Water Bond vote:
“Today, I joined legislators from throughout California and across both sides of the aisle to place an urgent water bond before the voters this November. While imperfect, this bond is vastly improved from the 2009 version that I could not support. Now, California voters will have the opportunity to determine whether or not this bond will advance our mutual water futures.”
Assemblymember Yamada has been serving on the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee since 2009 and participated in hearings of the Water Bond Informational Series conducted by the Committee in diverse communities across California. Yamada represents the 4th Assembly District which includes all or parts of Colusa, Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo Counties.
SACRAMENTO- Assembly Bill 1965, a measure to make dining with dogs possible, was approved by the Senate today and is now headed toward the Governor’s desk. Authored by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), AB 1965 seeks to give restaurants the option to allow pet dogs in their outdoor seating areas under specified conditions unless a local ordinance determines otherwise.
"I appreciate the support of my colleagues in both the Assembly and the Senate for allowing Californians to enjoy noodles with their poodles,” stated Yamada. “As the bill awaits the Governor’s decision, I am hopeful that Sutter Brown will weigh in with a favorable position.”
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, chaired by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), will host a joint informational hearing on August 12, 2014 with the newly established Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long Term Care, chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D- La Cañada Flintridge).
“Since 2010, I have had the privilege to serve as the Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee and have focused on bringing attention and crafting solutions to address the needs of older adults,” Assemblymember Yamada said. “California’s demographics are rapidly shifting in both age and diversity, making it imperative for us to expand the conversations that focus on specific aging populations.”
SOLANO, CA – Assemblymember Mariko Yamada (Davis) along with experts from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will co-host informational presentations on Assembly Bill 60 in the cities of Napa and Dixon next week.
"In 2013, my colleagues and I approved AB 60 to address unlicensed and uninsured drivers on California's roads," Assemblymember Yamada said. "Due to the numerous changes that come with the implementation of AB 60, I have partnered with the DMV to host a panel of experts that will provide study materials and answer any questions from the community."