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(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 857 has been given a green light by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee with bipartisan support. AB 857 would expand incentives to support deployment of clean and low carbon heavy-duty vehicles involved in goods movement, which can provide an immediate and cost-effective solution to reduce emissions to improve air quality and public health. “The Clean Truck Act would make it easier for truckers to offset upfront costs by increasing funding for the deployment of zero- emission and near-zero emission heavy-duty trucks,” said Assemblymember Perea. “This will lead to growth in the clean alternative fuel truck market and stimulate investments in the next generation of lower emission truck technologies, which will produce cleaner air and health benefits.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1308 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) into law. AB 1308 will strengthen the state’s apprenticeship system by establishing basic, but necessary procedures for the approval of new programs. The bill clarifies contractors must actually request apprentices before existing programs may be found to lack the capacity or willingness to dispatch them.
“It’s important apprenticeship programs are performing at the highest standard to put people back to work,” said Assemblymember Perea. “As our infrastructure continues to age, the building and construction trades apprenticeship programs are vital to address the need for a highly skilled workforce for new construction and modernization projects. By strengthening the system, AB 1308 will ensure these programs can meet the demand. I applaud Governor Brown for signing this measure into law.”
SACRAMENTO - Yesterday, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea's (D-Fresno) Assembly
Bill (AB) 904, a priority bill for the California Latino Legislative Caucus, passed the Senate
Environmental Quality Committee. 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.
FRESNO - On Friday, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), joined by
Assemblymembers Bigelow (R-O'Neals), Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield)
toured Fresno County farms. The four Assemblymembers toured Campos Brothers Farms in Caruthers,
Black Diamond Diary in Riverdale and Booth Ranches in Orange Cove. In brief, Members were educated
on the almond growing and processing, animal health and nutrition as well as struggles and advances
in the citrus industry in the midst of prolonged drought.
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.