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Welcome to my legislative website. It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.
(Sacramento) – AB 160, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Encino), has been signed into law by the Governor. This bill will update the civil asset forfeiture laws to include specific white-collar crimes so that prosecutors are able to seize unlawfully obtained assets.
(Sacramento) -Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee Assemblymember Matt
Dababneh (D -Encino) announced that his legislation, Assembly Bill 1292 which improves a program to
bring more California households into the financial mainstream, passed the California State
Legislature today. AB 1292, Bank on California, passed the State Senate by a vote of 40-0
and now heads to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) announced that his legislation, Assembly Bill 221 which requires that the Department of Motor Vehicles take the first steps toward developing a digital driver’s license, passed the Legislature today by a vote of 74-4 in the Assembly and heads to the Governor’s desk with broad bipartisan support.
Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “Technological advances are constantly creating new opportunities and challenges. I am proud to have passed this bill out of the Assembly today and I look forward to the Governor signing it into law.”
(Sacramento) – AB 1131, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills), has passed out of the California Legislature and is headed to the Governor. This bill will update the current law to allow broader use of voluntary e-delivery and e-signature of life insurance documents. After the bill’s passage, Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “the goal of this legislation is to meet the increasing demand of California consumers seeking to conduct business electronically and, in so doing, provide the convenience of e-delivery and e-signatures while ensuring important consumer protections are in place.”
Assemblymember Dababneh continued “there is no reason why I can e-sign documents to purchase a home or pay my taxes, but I cannot do so to renew my insurance.”
(Sacramento) – This afternoon Assembly Bill 1358, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D –Encino) to extend Design Build authority to school districts for construction projects over $1 million, passed the California State Legislature. The bill passed with bipartisan support 59-21 and is now headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “I am pleased that this common sense piece of legislation to give local authorities flexibility in determining best contracting methods is enjoying such bipartisan support. Design Build contracting leads to accelerated project completion, reduction of construction complexity and a reduced risk of cost overruns for school districts, so I look forward to the Governor signing it into law.”
(Sacramento) – Assembly Bill 147, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills), has passed through the California State Legislature with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor’s desk.This bill requires that California research laboratories receiving taxpayer funding offer healthy dogs and cats no longer needed for research purposes to non-profit animal rescue organizations before being euthanized.
Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “Current federal, state, and institutional policies and regulations provide protections for the animal’s life in the laboratory, but no guidelines exist on the treatment of the animal once the research has ended. Unfortunately, the standard operating procedure for many laboratories is to euthanize the animals, even if healthy and adoptable.”
(Sacramento) – Following today’s Senate Appropriations hearing Assemblymember Dababneh made the following statement about AB 259, Personal Information Privacy.
“I am disappointed that the Senate Appropriations Committee took the decision to hold AB259. This bill simply sought to hold state agencies to the same standards that private companies are held to when data breaches occur, and I strongly believe that our constituents deserve this protection.”
(Sacramento) – Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation launched a malicious effort to smear the intention and facts surrounding AB 1326, the Virtual Currency Act. I want to correct the gross mischaracterization made by EFF and clarify the actual facts of AB 1326.
First, EFF has little expertise in the area of financial regulation and is generally beyond its depths on the appropriate levels of safety and soundness regulation required of financial service providers.
Today, Governor Jerry Brown officially signed the 2015-2016 California State Budget into law. For details on the final version of the budget, you can visit the Governor's Website: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=19005
Assemblymember Dababneh will be hosting a town hall on the California State budget on June 28th with special guests State Treasurer John Chiang and State Controller Betty Yee.
The Assemblymember and guests will give a presentation on the 2015-2016 California State Budget, the fiscal health of the state and what the Budget means for our community. Assemblymember Dababneh's Constituent Service Staff will also be on hand to assist with issues related to State Government. For questions about the event, please call the District Office at (818) 904-3840.
Sunday, June 28th
Kaiser Permanente Auditorium
5601 De Soto Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(Sacramento) - Today the legislature passed the 2015-2016 California State
Budget with a total of $117.5 billion in General Fund spending, reserve savings of $5.7 billion and
repayments of $2.6 billion towards the wall of debt. The budget bill will now go to the Governor
for final negotiations and approval.