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.”
California schools will be forced to limit the number of hours and days their football programs' young athletes can practice tackling and other game-speed hitting plays under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown that responds to concerns over brain injuries that affect thousands of students.
The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1 and applies to all middle and high schools, including private schools, is being welcomed by some coaches but criticized by others, who caution that it could result in more injuries as lesser-prepared athletes take the field.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 2127, which prohibits football teams at public middle and high schools from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes on a single day, bans teams from holding more than two full-contact practices per week during the season and prohibits teams from conducting contact practices during the off-season.
The new restrictions, which take effect Jan. 1, 2015, are designed to help reduce concussions and other serious brain injuries.
The California Interscholastic Federation, in charge of high school sports in the state, supported the bill that was sponsored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova).
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation limiting full-contact football practice for California teenagers, his office announced Monday.
The legislation comes amid increasing concern about brain injuries in football. Assembly Bill 2127, by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, prohibits middle school and high school football teams from holding full-contact practices during the off-season and limits them to no more than two full-contact practices per week during the preseason and regular season.