Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) bill 1871 (AB 1871) addressing Certified Farmer’s Market standards, passed out of the Assembly with a 72-2 vote. The bill clarifies standards regarding false and misleading advertising, direct marketing registration, food safety self-certification, inspection, and enforcement at certified farmer’s markets. The bill is headed to the Governor for consideration.
“Assembly Bill 1871 will benefit both producers and consumers by bringing much needed reform to certified farmers markets.” Dickinson said. “The bill works to clarify regulations for farmers and market operators, strengthen penalties for wrongdoing, and give agencies the resources and authority they need to protect consumers. This bill is a win-win for California Farmers and Consumers.”
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson’s (D-Sacramento) landmark Assembly Bill 420, which seeks to keep kids in school passed the Assembly on a vote of 62-16 and is headed to the Governor.
This bill prohibits expulsions from school for grades k-12 based upon willful defiance, and eliminates out-of-school suspensions for grades k-3 based upon willful defiance. The bill sunsets July 1, 2018, in order to allow evaluation of these changes.
Sacramento – Today, Assembly Bill 1710, authored by Assemblymembers Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) and Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) passed out of the Assembly with a 47-24 vote. The bill is headed to Governor for consideration.
AB 1710 will help protect consumers in the event of a business data breach. In the last few years, hundreds of millions of consumer credit and debit cards have been breached. As a result, consumers will need to monitor their personal information for years to come.
Sacramento – Today Assembly Bill 852, authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), passed the Assembly, 67-9 and will be considered by the Governor for a signature over the next 30 days. Dickinson’s bill would protect immigrants from becoming the target of scams related to driver's license application services.
Assembly Bill 60, authored by Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and signed into law last year, will enable approximately 1.5 million undocumented immigrants in California to obtain driver's licenses. AB 852 prohibits third parties from charging driver's license applicants fees to fill out the application form. The bill will help prevent fraud from occurring in the AB 60 license application process, helping to ensure a successful implementation.
Sacramento, CA—Assemblymember Dickinson issued the following statement about California Proposition 1, the Water Bond:
“I support the water bond. Our region and our state are in the grips of the worst drought in generations and there appears no end in sight. I believe that we, as legislators, must take steps to address both the quality of water and the quantity of water in California. In particular, it is of the utmost importance that we allocate money to habitat restoration in the delta, preserving the eco-system, and money for groundwater planning and management is critical in the state. I have reservations regarding the amount of money California needs for storage, but I am willing to compromise for the better of the whole state. I, and my colleagues in northern California were adamant that no funding from the bond go to support the development of the tunnels and I believe we have that in this bond. Despite my reservations, I do believe the benefits of the bond package and the final analysis outweigh the weaknesses.”
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Sacramento – Today, AB 1871, authored by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), was approved unanimously by the Senate Appropriations Committee. In an effort to protect consumers, the bill establishes standards regarding false and misleading advertising, direct marketing registration, food safety self-certification, inspection, and enforcement at certified farmers markets.
"Californians are fortunate to have the highest concentration of farmers markets in the nation," said Dickinson. "AB 1871 will increase consumer protections and accountability at our certified farmers markets, protect local farmers, and help this growing sector of the economy continue to thrive," said Dickinson.
Sacramento-- Today, the State Senate approved Assemblymember Roger Dickinson's Assembly Concurrent Resolution 153 (ACR 153) to establish June 11 as "California LGBT Veterans Day" with a 25-1 vote. The resolution recognizes the significant contributions made by Californians who served their country while hiding a part of their identity due to the policies against serving while openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). The resolution seeks to give Californians the opportunity to recognize the contributions made by veterans who served while openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.
"It is essential that Californians take the time to appreciate and honor the contributions of California's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender veterans to our country," said Assemblymember Dickinson. "The veterans of the LGBT community served to protect the freedom of speech for their fellow Americans, while they sacrificed their own freedom of speech, in service to our country."
Yesterday, I rallied with Restore the Delta, Delta Chamber of Commerce, California Striped Bass Association - West Delta Chapter, Center for Biological Diversity, Food and Water Watch, and Sacramento County Group - Sierra Club. Only 10 percent of Californians approve of the plan's two large tunnels.
We know when California understands the issue and what is at stake, the rest of the state will stand with us at California State Capitol.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — A project to replace the scaffolding around the state Board of Equalization building at Fifth and N streets in Sacramento has been delayed.
The announcement was made late Thursday. The project was scheduled to be completed this weekend.