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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.
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.
(Sacramento) – AB 221 and AB 1326, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D –Encino), passed the Assembly floor today with broad bipartisan support.
Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “Technological advances are constantly creating new opportunities for government to take advantage of and new fields government must address. I am proud to have passed bills out of the Assembly today that make headway in both of these directions.”
(Sacramento) – Ahead of Friday’s deadline to pass legislation out of its house of origin, three bills authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) were passed by bipartisan floor votes of the full Assembly and will be sent to the State Senate for further consideration.
(Sacramento) – On the last day for fiscal committees to report bills to the floor, five bills authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) were approved by the Assembly Appropriations committee and will be eligible for a floor vote next week.
AB 221 establishes a pilot program where the California Department of Motor Vehicles would develop a digital driver’s license mobile application.
(Sacramento) – AB 221, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D –Encino), has advanced out of the Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 14-2.
Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “AB 221 puts forward a timetable for the Department of Motor Vehicles to develop a digital driver license application, run a pilot program and implement the digital driver license program statewide for the people of California. I am pleased the bill has passed the Transportation Committee in a bipartisan way and I will continue to work with my colleagues, DMV and the Highway Patrol to ensure California creates a digital driver license program that is effective and safe.”
This year will be the 100th Anniversary of remembering the Armenian Genocide. April 24 is always set aside as a Day of Remembrance to honor those who died in the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.
The California Legislature has long recognized the event as genocide; however, there is controversy at the national level. Turkey adamantly denies that it happened and suggests that the killings were merely a part of World War I. That said, there is a growing movement in Turkey to look at this issue in a more objective manner.
The Armenian Day of Remembrance, an observance that commemorates the first genocide of the 20th century, provides you with an opportunity to communicate with your constituents of Armenian descent. There are two measures on the Armenian Genocide this year, Assembly Joint Resolution 1 to designate the week of April 18 to April 24 as "California Week of Remembrance for the Armenian Genocide of 1915 through 1923 and Assembly Joint Resolution 2 to declare the entire month of April as "California Month of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 through 1923.
Thousands of healthy cats and dogs are euthanized each year after being used in animal research. AB 147 requires that healthy animals be offered for adoption after testing ends.
(Sacramento) –AB 147, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills), has passed through the California State Assembly and is headed to the Senate. This bill requires that California research laboratories receiving tax-payer funding offer healthy dogs and cats no longer needed for research purposes to non-profit animal rescue organizations before being euthanized.
Assembly Bill 147 passed the Assembly Floor with a bipartisan vote of 75 to 1. The bill will now advance to the Senate Committee on Education. Assemblymember Dababneh stated, “AB 147 a straightforward, humane proposal to allow healthy dogs and cats used in tax-payer funded research laboratories to be placed up for adoption at the conclusion of the research. This is a bipartisan bill that advanced today thanks to the overwhelming support of individuals in my district and across the state.”
ACR 39 passed on the Assembly Floor today and recognizes April 2015 as Financial Aid and Literacy Month with the theme of “Prosperity Through Education”
(Sacramento) – ACR 39, authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D – Woodland Hills), was approved on the Assembly Floor today and names April 2015 as Financial Aid and Literacy Month with the theme of “Prosperity Through Education”.
Dababneh, the Assembly Chair of the Banking and Finance Committee, stated, “Solid financial education is necessary to succeed in our 21st century economy. Too many Californians today lack the financial know how to understand their credit score, manage student loans or even open a bank account.”