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Legislation would have provided tax relief to thousands struggling to
recover from the housing crisis
SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assembly Bill (AB) 99 by
Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) which would have extended tax relief on forgiveness of
mortgage debt by conforming California law to federal law. AB 99 would have extended state income
tax relief to borrowers who had mortgage debt forgiven by their lender before January 1, 2015. This
was a long anticipated measure this year for Californians; many hopefuls have inquired on the
status of the bill over the entire year.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 509, the Higher-Ed Workforce Investment Act, which will allow pre-apprenticeship training programs to be exempted from registration with the State of CA Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (BPPE). The exemption ensures Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) can use training funds to develop qualified entry-level workers for Registered Apprenticeships, which will provide them a pathway to success.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 1124 into law. AB 1124 will establish a prescription drug formulary in California’s workers’ compensation system. This bill will save the California workers’ compensation system up to $420 million while ensuring injured workers get the necessary level of care that would help them get back to work.
“A drug formulary in California will ensure our workers are provided with safe and effective care to get them back to work while reducing unnecessary costs and saving California hundreds of millions of dollars,” said Assemblymember Perea. “I applaud Governor Brown for signing this important measure into law.”
FRESNO – Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and Supervisor Henry Perea will lead a delegation to Spain for a high-level high-speed rail study tour. The tour to Spain includes elected officials, labor organizations, business and economic interest representatives, higher education administrators, and representatives of the California agricultural industry.
“As high-speed rail moves forward in our community, it is essential we look to other areas of the world to build on their success and bring back to the Central Valley tools to effectively implement this major transportation project in Fresno and throughout the state,” said Assemblymember Perea. “A successful high-speed rail system will bring good paying jobs to the community, while making Fresno more accessible for economic investments.”
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 1124 passed the Assembly Floor and heads to the Governor’s desk. AB 1124 would establish a prescription drug formulary in California’s workers’ compensation system. This bill would help save millions in California workers’ compensation costs while ensuring injured workers get the necessary level of care that would help them get back to work.
“The central purpose of our workers’ comp system is to ensure injured workers regain health and get back to work. When workers get addicted to dangerous medications, goals of the program are not met,” said Assemblymember Perea. “An evidence based formulary has proven to be an effective tool in other states and stands to save California over 420 million dollars.”
SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) Assembly Bill (AB) 99 passed the Senate Floor with strong bipartisan support and will go directly to the Governor’s desk. AB 99 would extend tax relief on forgiveness of mortgage debt by conforming California law to federal law. The measure will provide continued state income tax relief to borrowers who have had mortgage debt forgiven by their lender before January 1, 2015. This is a long anticipated measure this year for Californians; many hopefuls have inquired on the status of the bill over the entire year.
“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–Today, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno), in partnership with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), hosted an Ethics Roundtable for elected officials and community leaders in Fresno County. They were joined by speakers, Sukhi Brarfrom the California Fair Political Practices Commission and Gary S. Winuk from Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP,to discuss common myths, receive updates on the state’s ethics code, work through various case studies, and discuss public expectations of ethical conduct.
“It’s important as elected officials we understand ethics laws and have an opportunity to get our questions answered so we can serve our constituents to the best of our abilities,” said Assemblymember Perea. “Assemblymember Garcia has been at the forefront of ethics policy and legislative reforms, and I am honored to partner with her to host a forum for Fresno County leaders to discuss the law.”
SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1471 into
law, a measure authored by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and sponsored by Secretary of
State Alex Padilla. AB 1471 will improve the efficiency of existing and future Secretary of State's
(SOS) business filing procedures. This measure would reduce statutory inconsistencies within the
Corporations Code, update corporation-filing statutes to reflect changes made by recent
legislation, and standardize the processing and handling of specified SOS business customer
transactions. These small but meaningful changes will pave the way for improving the overall SOS
filing experience making it easier and more accessible for business owners.
FRESNO-On Friday, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea’s (D-Fresno) group of Girls Geekwise Academy participants completed a week long coding camp. The program, hosted by Perea and run by Bitwise Industries and the Geekwise Academy, was sponsored by Donaghy, Quad Knopf Inc, and California State University, Fresno. Girls Geekwise Academy opened the door to the emerging coding field to 20 high school girls in the 31st District. These young women had the opportunity to code their own website, as well as be mentored by successful women in coding and the advanced technology field. At the end of the camp, they were gifted with their very own laptop computers to continue their studies.
“Technology innovation is a growing industry here in the Central Valley, but there are still far too few women entering the field,” said Assemblymember Henry T. Perea. “It’s important we expose young women in the Central Valley to this emerging field and the opportunities it provides. These investments today in our youth will allow this emerging workforce to capitalize on the booming industries in the future. These students were deeply engaged in the program, and I have no doubt that they will go on to lead successful careers.”
FRESNO – On Saturday, Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) recognized the accomplishments of his third class of twenty-one Young Legislators at a celebratory dinner at Ruth’s Chris in Fresno as they wrapped up the six month program. The group of young leaders was joined by family and friends as they received certificates of recognition.
For the third year, Assemblymember Perea has chosen students from the 31st District to mentor. The program serves as an opportunity to develop leadership skills and learn about the legislative process.