(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) was sworn in again as Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly during its organizational session for the 2017-18 legislative session. As pro Tem, Mullin will be one of the leaders of the Assembly and be able to provide a strong voice for the people of the San Mateo region. Here’s more from Assemblymember Mullin in the latest edition of his video newsletter, the Capitol Connection.
(Sacramento) – – CalTrain electrification, counterfeit airbags, voting by mail and the Earthquake Early Warning Advisory Board were among the topics covered in legislation authored and co-authored by Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) during the 2015/16 legislative session. In this episode of his Capitol Connection video newsletter Assemblymember Mullin recaps the session. Get the update in this Assembly Access video.http://www.asmdc.org/mullin
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) stood on the Assembly Floor to praise termed-out fellow Assemblymember Rich Gordon. Assemblymember Mullin referred to Assemblymember Gordon as a “statesman, mentor, kind and caring leader, and the conscience of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.” Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Mullin’s words of admiration for Assemblymember Gordon.
(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and Assemblymember Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) adjourned the Assembly in memory of long-time San Mateo County public servant, Mary Griffin Ramseur. Ms. Ramseur spent many years serving her community on the Millbrae City Council and then on the San Mateo Board of Supervisors. Children’s issues were her priority while in office. Ramseur is survived by her husband, children, step children and grandchildren. She was 84. Watch this Assembly Access Video hear Assemblymember Gordon and Assemblymember Mullin give their touching tributes on the Assembly Floor.
(Sacramento)– It’s time for the 2016 summer edition of Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s (D-San Mateo) Capitol Connection. In this episode Speaker pro Tem Mullin reviews the new state budget and takes a look at the bills he authored, including Assembly Bill 516 that will help law enforcement solve crimes and generate revenue for local transportation agencies by modernizing the state’s license plate system. Catch up on the capitol action with Assemblymember Mullin in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 516, authored by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) will modernize California’s vehicle identification system by placing temporary license plates on vehicles at the point of sale.
“It’s great to have AB 516 headed to the Governor’s desk for his consideration and hopefully his signature,” said Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin. “The impetus behind this bill came from a fatal hit and run accident in southern California in 2013. The vehicle involved in this accident, that was caught on video surveillance has yet to be found and the case is left unsolved because there were paper dealer plates on the vehicle. Many crimes have been perpetrated since then that remain unsolved, in large part because the vehicles involved cannot be identified, beyond color, make and model.
The implementation of AB 516 will also provide $19 million dollars in revenue to regional transportation/tolling agencies that they have been missing as a result of toll evasion on our bridges, toll roads and express lanes. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) presented members of the Junipero Serra High School Boys Varsity Basketball team with a special resolution during a brief ceremony on the Assembly floor. The boys won the California Interscholastic Federation Division II State Championship last month, the first ever state championship for the school. “As a Serra Alum,” said Assemblymember Mullin, “I am proud to recognize this team and the school for its long-term success in preparing students to become confident young men who will make a difference in the lives of others.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and more than a dozen members of the Democratic Assembly Caucus have unveiled a plan that would deliver relief to California families struggling to keep up with skyrocketing rents. They have proposed more than $1.3 billion on a wide range of housing related efforts. Assemblymember Mullin noted that while other critical state programs that were cut during the Great Recession have since been restored, affordable housing funds are not among them and when housing costs are factored in, California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. Here’s more from Assemblymember Mullin in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/mullin
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) and State Senator Jerry Hill joined together to author Senate Concurrent Resolution 120, which declares April 7, 2016 as Biotechnology Day in California. During a ceremony on the Assembly floor, Assemblymember Mullin said, “There are nearly 3-thousand life sciences companies in our state. They directly employ over 280-thousand individuals and generate $130-billion in revenue.” Here’s more from Assemblymember Mullin in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) took to the Assembly floor to honor the founder of California’s biotech industry, Genentech, California’s first biotech company. Founded 40 years ago and headquartered in South San Francisco, Genentech employs nearly 12,000 and has facilities in Vacaville and Oceanside as well. “Genentech has created an industry that has helped millions of patients and fundamentally changed the way serious diseases are treated,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “Just since 2010 Genentech has had nine approvals for new medicines and has received 13 Breakthrough Therapy Designations.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.