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SACRAMENTO-Yesterday, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) clean transportation fuels bills passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. Assembly Bills (AB) 857 and 1176 prioritize utilizing Green House Gas Reduction Funds for projects that will immediately provide health benefits for the environment.
“In places like the Central Valley, we need projects that are practical for our community and that will immediately provide health benefits over conventional transportation fuels and projects,” said Assemblymember Perea. “These bills will provide an immediate and cost-effective solution to reduce emissions to improve air quality and public health.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D –Fresno) is pleased to announce Fresno, Reedley and Orange Cove received water grants from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) Water-Energy Grant Program for projects to reduce water and energy use as well as greenhouse gases.
“In the midst of this severe drought, I am pleased our community was able to secure this funding,” said Assemblymember Perea. “While we urge Californians to conserve water at home, it’s important we encourage and reward their efforts through these programs.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), along with joint authors Assemblymembers Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), have introduced Assembly Bill (AB)1X-2 to be heard in the extraordinary session on infrastructure. AB1X-2 would remove the sunset date and allow Public Private Partnerships (P3s) to continue to be an option for transportation infrastructure beyond January 1, 2017. This bill would maintain a critical tool for California to rebuild its transportation infrastructure, improve California’s transportation commerce, and therefore improve its economy.
“California needs access to every avenue possible to rehabilitate our crumbling roads. Public private partnerships are an asset to California’s infrastructure development system we cannot afford to lose,” said Assemblymember Perea. “AB1X-2 will ensure we can continue utilizing P3s.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) honored Pete Perez, who
served in the United States Army from 1963-1967, at the California State Assembly Eighth Annual
Veterans Recognition Lunch on June 24, 2015.
FRESNO – Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) is pleased to announce the Department of Parks and Recreation awarded the City of Sanger with a $71,900 grant from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This award is specifically for upgrades at JFK Park.
“The Land and Water Conservation Fund’s grant will pay for new a covered picnic area with ADA tables, lighting, and water efficiency measures,” Assemblymember Perea said. “The upgrades are important to ensure families can continue enjoying the park in a safe, clean and efficient environment. This is a huge win for residents of Sanger.”
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) third class of Young Legislators visited the State Capitol and participated in mock committee hearings as part of the five month leadership program. For the third year, Assemblymember Perea has chosen students from the 31st District to mentor throughout the school year. The program serves as an opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn about the legislative process. These students engage in various activities and interact with professionals from every aspect of life.
“As someone who was involved in politics at young age, I know the importance of mentoring the next generation. Our program exposes them to a variety of experiences and prepares them to step-up and be leaders in our community,” said Assemblymember Perea.
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) issued the following statement regarding the 2015-16 state budget agreement:
“This is a balanced budget that pays down debt and funds reserves, while making critical investments in education and student financial aid. It is also a major victory for Californians who do not have access to clean and safe drinking water, many of them in the Central Valley. After years of fighting to fix these issues, this budget will accomplish the goals of many of my bills, and allow consolidation of water systems. Communities will be able to partner together to afford the infrastructure they need to provide safe and clean drinking water. Now it is time to turn our attention to transportation infrastructure funding.”
NOTE: Assemblymember Perea is available for interviews. Please direct media inquiries to Alicia Isaacs at 916-224-8488.
SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 99 passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee with bipartisan support. AB 99 would extend tax relief on forgiveness of mortgage debt by conforming California law to federal law. AB 99 will provide continued state income tax relief to borrowers who have had mortgage debt forgiven by their lender before January 1, 2015.
“AB 99 will provide much-needed tax relief to California homeowners who were on the brink of losing their homes due to the recent mortgage crisis,” said Assemblymember Perea. “This measure is a critical next step to help hardworking Californians get back on their feet.”
FRESNO - Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), in partnership with Bitwise Industries and the Geekwise Academy, is seeking applicants for a Girls Geekwise Academy. The week long summer camp for high school girls will open the door to the emerging coding field to 25 young women in the 31st District. The students will have the opportunity to code their own website, as well as be mentored by successful women in the field.
The application is open until June 19th. Use the online application below or download the print application.
If you have any questions regarding the Girls Geekwise Academy or the application process, please contact my
Assemblymember Henry T. Perea
2550 Mariposa Mall, Room 5031
Fresno, CA 93721
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 904 passed the Assembly Floor. AB 904 would increase access to clean vehicles by creating a secondary clean vehicle market place that is more affordable for low income Californians. The bill would incentivize Californians who cannot afford a new vehicle to purchase a clean used vehicle rather than a conventional one.
“AB 904 will give people who are new to the market the ability to purchase a clean vehicle right from the start, and give them the opportunity to create a culture of sustainability in their family,” said Assemblymember Perea. “This bill will allow low to middle income Californians to participate in the clean economy.”
“AB 904 will help clean the air in the San Joaquin valley and will make advanced technology vehicles available to more Valley residents,” said Seyed Sadredin, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer.