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SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 2564 is one of two bills authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) aimed at addressing poor air quality in disadvantaged communities. The bill will make improvements to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) to ensure clean vehicles are more accessible to low-income individuals and a greater number of California drivers. The bill was approved yesterday on a unanimous vote by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources.
The CVRP provides consumer rebates for the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles to accelerate on‐road deployment of zero‐tailpipe‐emission‐capable passenger vehicles – including fuel‐cell, all‐battery, and plug‐in hybrid electric vehicles to encourage clean technology.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 2592, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was unanimously approved today by the Assembly Health Committee. The bill would establish the Opioid Abuse Prevention Pilot Program to increase the level of safety and encourage the safe storage of prescription drugs to curb the rise in prescription drug abuse cases among children and young adults.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) released the following statement calling on UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi’s resignation:
“It saddens me to think that while our students are strapped with student debt to pay for the astronomical prices of college textbooks, Chancellor Katehi in a clear conflict of interest received $420,000 from the same textbook publishers that are exploiting our students.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 1744, authored by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove), was approved today by the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a unanimous bipartisan vote. The bill would require the development of a standardized sexual forensic medical evidence kit, also known as a “rape kit” to be used throughout California.
“Often there is confusion among examination teams as to what should be included in a rape kit and how to administer the kit,” said Assemblymember Jim Cooper. “AB 1744 will ensure that every rape kit used in the state would be identical, thus making it easier for examination teams to be properly trained and proficient at administering an exam on a victim of sexual assault.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) took to the floor of the State Assembly to celebrate and congratulate the Lodi Winegrape Commission, all of the Lodi vintners and winegrape growers for being selected as Wine Region of the Year. In his remarks, Assemblymember Cooper pointed out, “In 1990 Lodi was home to only eight wineries. Now its home to over 85 wineries and more than 110-thousand acres of wine grapes consisting of more than 100 varieties and as distinguished itself as one of the nation’s major wine growing regions.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Today,Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) introduced Assembly Bill 2663. The bill will increase funding to California’s After School Education and Safety program for low-income children.
“We must continue to invest in education and support students, especially those in disadvantaged communities,” said Assemblymember Jim Cooper. “After-school programs provide essential and meaningful academic and enrichment activities for students and help keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.”
SACRAMENTO – Today,Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) introduced Assembly Bill 2166. The bill would exempt surviving relatives of California law enforcement officers or firefighters who are killed in the line of duty from system wide tuition and fees.
“Family members of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their state should be able to attend college free of tuition and fees,” said Assemblymember Jim Cooper. “AB 2166 will ensure these individuals will continue to attend college without paying campus based fee.”
SACRAMENTO – Today,Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) introduced Assembly Bill 1965. The bill would provide financial incentives for low-income individuals to replace their old, high-polluting, and less reliable vehicles with newer, cleaner, and more dependable vehicles.
AB 1965 directs the California Air Resources Board to expand the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) Plus-Up. Currently, EFMP Plus-Up is only available in two out of 35 air districts in California. AB 1965 will expand the program to regions with poor air quality and large populations in disadvantaged communities.
Sacramento – Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) released the following statement regarding the impending strike announced by the faculty of the California State University system:
“As a proponent and supporter of faculty in our higher education system, I believe it is important that we recognize the hard work and sacrifices that over 26,000 faculty members have made since the great recession. Faculty should be recognized for the important role they play in educating our future leaders and they should be compensated fairly for their contributions and support of all students. I fully support the California Faculty Association’s request for a five percent increase in compensation for CSU faculty. I look forward to a quick resolution to this dispute without disruption to the 460,000 students that attend our California State Universities.”
Assemblymember Cooper represents the Cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, Galt, and Lodi.