SACRAMENTO –Governor Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria), to eliminate the loophole that gives local governments recycling credit for landfilling trimmings and other green waste.
“Despite California’s robust recycling infrastructure for traditional recyclables like bottles and cans, the state continues to landfill organic materials, like yard trimmings, at an alarming rate,” said Williams. “We need to stop incentivizing this polluting practice.”
Williams Works with Surf Dog Vendor Bill Connell to Support Veterans
SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) that would help veteran vendors recover thousands of dollars from the State of California.
“We’re so glad the Governor has signed AB 919 to support our hardworking disabled veterans,” said Assemblymember Williams. “These veterans served our country and were rightfully exempt from paying these fees. Now that it has been made right in the law, these veterans will now be entitled to reimbursement.”
SACRAMENTO – The Governor has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D - Carpinteria) that provides a timeline to the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) to complete its current reevaluation of neonicotinoid compounds, which is one of the many issues that may be negatively affecting honey bee health across the state.
BERKELEY – Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) organized a roundtable hearing to examine efforts at UC Berkeley to strengthen education and prevention programs, to improve the handling of sexual assault complaints, and to expand resources for survivors.
SACRAMENTO – The Governor has signed a bill authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D - Carpinteria), which would replace the currently mandated tuberculosis (TB) examination with a TB risk assessment and follow up TB exams, based on the results of that assessment.
“By replacing the exam with a risk assessment and a follow up TB test, AB 1667 addresses two problems that California currently faces: False positives and shortages of TB tests,” said Williams. My bill is consistent with guidelines from numerous expert bodies, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will allow the tuberculosis control programs to work most effectively to detect and control tuberculosis in California.”
(Santa Paula, CA) – Health professionals and nutrition experts joined Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) for a community health fair at the Santa Clara Boys and Girls Club to highlight healthy lifestyles. The event provided an opportunity for everyone in the community to access health services, learn about diet and exercise and learn about Covered California, the state’s health exchange. Assemblymember Williams said, “Remember healthy living is fun living and its long living, so stay active and eat healthy.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.