SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Assemblyman Ken Cooley (District 8) will address over 1,200 participants at the Walk for Brain Injury at the West Steps of the State Capitol on Sunday, March 22nd. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Assemblyman Cooley is slated to introduce a Resolution on the Assembly Floor next Thursday, designating March of each year as Brain Injury Awareness, Treatment, and Prevention Month in the State of California. The resolution encourages officials and the citizens of California to observe the month with appropriate activities and programs to raise awareness about the symptoms of, treatments for, and ways of preventing brain injuries.
"I'm excited to participate in this event to help raise awareness of this critical issue, especially childhood brain injuries," said Assemblyman Cooley. "The Brain Injury Association of California was an essential partner in passing my Assembly Bill 2127 last year, which limits full-contact high school football practices to reduce adolescent brain trauma."
The earth shook, shattering the state Capitol building and pressing a young Ken Cooley into service as Sacramento’s unofficial tour guide.
Now a Democratic Assemblyman from Rancho Cordova, Cooley was working for then-Sen. Lou Papan when Papan was overseeing renovations to the Capitol after the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. In an effort to demonstrate to visitors and critics the worthiness of the project, Cooley began giving tours of the building.
Assemblyman Ken Cooley joined the California Legislative Women’s Caucus to recognize extraordinary women from across the state in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, the Assemblyman honored Elaine Mayumi Whitefeather. Elaine is the Executive Director for A Community for Peace, a domestic violence intervention and provider in Citrus heights. With Elaine’s leadership, the success of the Domestic Violence Response Team-First Responder program with Citrus Heights Police Department is becoming a model program and sought after by other police departments in California.
SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that he had been re-named by Speaker Toni G. Atkins as the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. Assemblyman Cooley previously served as chair during the 2013-2014 session.
“Foster children are some of the most vulnerable in our state. It is vitally important that we do everything we can to help them succeed, including funding for caregivers, support services, and an expanded safety net for older children as they transition out of the foster care system.”
SACRAMENTO – On Monday, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced the introduction of AB 266, a measure to create standards for medical marijuana distribution. AB 266 will establish a balance between California's communities' ability to preserve influence over medical marijuana distribution within their borders, and the rights secured by Proposition 215 (1996) for California's citizens to access medical marijuana. Establishing health, public and environmental safety rules affecting distribution and cultivation, this bill will improve the current status quo and will not alter patients’ existing rights of access to, or cultivation of, medical marijuana provided by Proposition 215.
Sacramento - Assemblyman Ken Cooley was sworn in today after being re-elected to the 8th Assembly District which includes the communities of Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rosemont, Wilton, and other portions of unincorporated Sacramento County.
As a longtime community leader in Rancho Cordova and as the incumbent Assemblyman, Mr. Cooley has fought to create jobs, increase government accountability, and reduce the regulatory impact of governmental agencies. “As an Assemblymember, I will continue my work representing the people of the 8th District. My door is open, and I look forward to partnering actively with the community and representing them in both my Capitol and district offices,” said Assemblyman Cooley.
SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects.
The bill directs the Director of Technology to bring forward to the Legislature a plan for the development of a cadre of senior technology experts who specialize in supporting state agency technology projects. AB 2523 then directs the Department of Technology to establish such a unit.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California homeowners will begin getting clearer explanations of how earthquake insurance works and what it covers under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that is intended to boost lackluster participation in the program.
The governor announced signing AB2064 by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, on Thursday.
SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) announced that his bill to improve access to vision care for adults – AB 1877 – is headed to a final Senate vote. Currently, Covered California health insurance plans offer vision care only to children under the Affordable Care Act, leaving adult consumers without vision care coverage. If signed by the Governor, AB 1877 will create the California Vision Care Access Council which will create a website to help consumers compare adult vision plans. The Council and website will be funded solely by vision health care plans that voluntarily participate.
“AB 1877 helps deliver access to vision care for adults who are signing up with Covered California,” said Cooley. “A lack of vision coverage is a serious gap in the new health care plans – this takes us one step further in providing complete health care coverage for Californians, and will give thousands of adults the opportunity to access necessary vision care.”