(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Co-chair of the Assembly Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General, voted to recommend that the full Assembly confirm Congressman Xavier Becerra as Attorney General of California. “I was very impressed with the depth and thoughtfulness of Congressman Becerra’s answers to questions posed by the Committee and in his handling of questions in our confirmation hearing,” said Assemblymember Stone. “At this time in California, there is no better person for the job as Attorney General.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) joined a group of veterans and their supporters as they approached the State Capitol in Sacramento after walking more than 150 miles, from Santa Cruz, in 15 days. The walk was dubbed the “Journey for Change” and its goal is to raise awareness to the veteran suicide rate. “The state has been trying to fund veterans’ services officers in each of the counties,” said Stone. “We need to continue to do that and do a better job so that local resources are available to the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Moss Landing, CA) - Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Chair of the State Assembly’s Select Committee on Coastal Protection, brought together experts on beach erosion for a special public hearing on March 18, 2016 at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. A packed house listened as specialists from the California Coastal Commission, the state Department of Conservation, the California Coastal Conservancy, UC Santa Cruz, the Surfrider Foundation and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies talked about declining sand supplies along California’s coast. You can watch the entire hearing in this Assembly Access video.
(San Francisco) – Assemblymember Mark Stone, D-Monterey Bay, Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, convened a special hearing of the Committee to discuss workers' rights and religious employers at the Milton Marks Auditorium in San Francisco. Assemblymember Stone says the informational hearing was needed after a U.S. Supreme Court decision gave religious employers wide latitude in how they treat their workers. The subject of “ministerial exceptions” has been a central issue with teachers at four Bay Area high schools administered by the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Here’s more from Assemblymember Stone and others who spoke at the hearing in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) is hosting a very special health and wellness fair in San Jose. The “Super Kids Summer Bash” will be a fun, learning experience for the whole family. The Summer Bash is scheduled for July 25th. Learn more in this Public Service Announcement.
An informational hearing on oversight and regulation of oil and gas well stimulation techniques along California's coastline
Assemblymember Das Williams and others hosted this informational hearing about offshore oil and gas fracking along the California coast. Please watch this video to learn more about the current oversight and regulations in California and federal waters.
(Seaside, CA) - At the request of Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, chaired by Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), held a hearing in Seaside to discuss regional water issues, the looming statewide water crisis, and the state Assembly’s water bond proposal. "The water needs of the Central Coast are different than much of the rest of California,” said Assemblymember Stone. “We are expected to be self-sufficient because we don’t receive water from other parts of the state. That’s why it’s critical that the proposed water bond include resources that allow us to sustain our water supply, and protect our water quality for human consumption, fisheries, and sensitive habitats." Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Many potential college students are faced with the big dilemma of how to pay for college. For those who don’t qualify for financial aid, but can’t afford the cost of a college education, the new Middle Class Scholarship could be the answer to funding their college dreams. In the PSA, California State Assemblymember Mark Stone says students whose families make less than $150,000 a year should find out if they qualify. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – Whooping cough affects everyone, but it can be especially dangerous for infants and small children. In this PSA, California State Assemblymember Mark Stone urges everyone in the family to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of this potentially deadly disease. Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.
(Sacramento) – A disaster can hit at any time. In this PSA, California State Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz) urges people to have a plan and be ready in case of an emergency. For more resources about how to prepare when disaster strikes, watch this Assembly Access Video.