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AB 1995 allows homeless students in good standing to shower at community colleges
SACRAMENTO — In a bill close to his heart, Assemblyman Das Williams has authored AB 1995, which would require California Community College campuses to allow homeless students who are enrolled in coursework, have paid tuition fees, and are in good standing with the community college district, to take showers on campus.
AB 2139 designed to tackle ocean acidification and impact on ecosystems
SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Das Williams, D-Carpinteria, is urging environmentalists and government officials to work together and find solutions to the growing problem of ocean acidification and its impact on the health of our oceans.
Williams' AB 2139 was approved on Tuesday by the Assembly and now moves to the Governor for his signature. Scientists believe that high acid content in oceans can hinder species growth, which affects other species in the predator/prey relationship, resulting in cascading changes in the ecosystem.
SACRAMENTO — In a nod toward years of environmental responsibility and stewardship, the California Solar Energy Industries Association has honored Assemblymember Das Williams with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The organization described Williams, D-Carpinteria, as a “legislative champion,” at a special ceremony in Sacramento Tuesday night.
As you may have heard, on June 23rd an oil pipeline spill occurred in the City of Ventura. After the devastating experience of the Refugio Spill in 2015, I am disappointed we are dealing with another spill so soon.
This Thursday, as the chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, I’ll be joined by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill to host a joint oversight hearing on the Grove Oil Spill – I encourage you to attend and have your voice heard.
The hearing is being held to get an update on the spill response, and to seek answers to the many questions that still remain relative to the cause of the pipeline rupture. Various agency officials and experts, including the Ventura City Fire Department, State Fire Marshal, and the Office of Spill Prevention and Response, will participate in panel presentations, and respond to questions from committee members.
A representative from Crimson Pipeline, the party responsible for the spill, will also be on hand to answer questions. There will also be time for comment from the public.
What: Joint Oversight Hearing on the Grove Oil Spill Who: Assemblymember Das Williams and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson with guests from the Ventura City Fire Department, State Fire Marshal, Office of Spill Prevention and Response, and Crimson Pipeline Where: Bell Arts Factory, 432 Ventura Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 When: Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 3-5PM
Some Sex Offenders Would Face Greater Sentences Under AB 2513
SACRAMENTO — A human trafficking bill designed to protect children, runaway youth, homeless and other vulnerable members of the population from being preyed upon by sex traffickers won approval Tuesday from the California Senate Public Safety Committee.
AB 2513 deters criminals from preying on especially vulnerable victims, such as homeless youth, foster children, and victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, by providing judges with specific discretion to consider the vulnerability of the victim as an aggravating factor for the purposes of sentencing.