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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.
(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.”