I am proud to announce that the Legislature overwhelmingly passed a $330 million Entertainment Tax Credit to bring "below the line" and post-production jobs back home! Read More
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(Sacramento) – Members of the American Federation of Musicians from Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco hosted a live musical performance and press conference outside the state capitol in support of Assembly Bill 1199, legislation authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) that proposes to make changes to the Film & Television Tax Credit Program and bring more work to the state. “The magic of movies is remembered by the music,” said Assemblymember Nazarian. “When ‘Jaws’ roars onto the screen, it’s the music that flutters your heart. We need to support our homegrown talent in Los Angeles. This tax credit will ensure the creation and production of our musical magic remains and thrives in Los Angeles.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
“I am thrilled the California Arts Council will receive a $5 Million permanent funding increase in the Governor’s proposed revised budget. I want to thank Governor Brown for his support and leadership. One in 10 jobs in California are part of the creative industries; generating billions for our economy. The Arts Council is an incubator of creative talent statewide and the $5 million is an investment in keeping California’s creative economy competitive.”
Assembly Bill (AB) 551 Ratifies the Rights and Responsibilities of Landlords and Tenants Fighting a Bedbug Infestation.
(Sacramento, CA) Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian introduced legislation aimed at stemming the infestation of bedbugs sweeping California. A recently released report by Orkin, a national pest control company, ranked Los Angeles fourth nationwide in bedbug infestations with San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose region, and the Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto region all within the top 50 nationwide.
“We need common sense steps to reduce the bedbug blight in California. Tenants and landlords must work together to eradicate these blood suckers from our homes,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian.
Assembly Bill (AB) 24 Requires Drivers to Enroll in a DMV Employer Pull Notice Program & Drug and Alcohol Testing Program
(Sacramento, CA) Assembly Bill 24 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 11 to 5. Assembly Bill 24 is a consumer protection and public safety bill to establish basic public safety standards for drivers of charter party carriers, such as limousines, buses, and transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft.
“This is a win for the public’s safety,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “The requirements in AB 24 are all simple, common sense measures that any business focused on consumer safety should have no issue complying with.”
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) and the Armenian Legislative Caucus introduced Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR 2) designating this year as California’s Year of Commemoration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The resolution calls upon Congress and the President of the United States to recognize the Armenian Genocide. “California is home to an estimated 1 million Armenians, many of whom are descendants of or are genocide survivors themselves,” said Assemblymember Nazarian. “We must reflect on their survival as a people, and bring attention to a dark and overlooked piece of international history.” In a show of solidarity for the centennial anniversary, AJR 2 has been jointly-authored by a majority of the Assembly, an unprecedented show of support from previous resolutions. Here’s more from Assemblymember Nazarian in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) and the Armenian Legislative Caucus opened a special exhibit at the California Museum to showcase the “Armenian Journey: From Shattered Past to Prosperity.” “The Armenian Legislative Caucus is thrilled to have helped sponsor this educational exhibit highlighting the Armenian journey,” stated Assemblymember Nazarian. The exhibit explores the contributions of Armenians to California culture and history. This short-term exhibit opened on March 31, 2015 and concludes on August 2, 2015. The Here’s more from Assemblymember Nazarian in this Assembly Access video.
(Van Nuys, CA) - Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garett stood together on the steps of the seismic-retrofitted Van Nuys City Hall to highlight historic legislation which would provide a five-year 30% state seismic tax credit to property owners for safety improvements to their vulnerable buildings. The legislation, Assembly Bill 428, was authored by Assemblymember Nazarian. "It is common sense legislation that will help property owners afford lifesaving structural changes to their buildings,” said Assemblymember Nazarian. “On average, a dollar spent on hazard mitigation provides our community about $4 in future benefits." Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian proposed adding five positions and increasing the California Arts Council’s budget by $10 million dollars. Governor Brown’s budget proposal funds the California Arts Council at $4.911 million, which includes $1.138 million of General Fund dollars. This is a five million dollar decrease from last year.
The $10 million increase was passed by the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 4 and will part of the Assembly’s Budget proposal.
Assembly Bill (AB) 428 Will Establish a Five Year 30% Tax Credit for Seismic Retrofit of Earthquake Vulnerable Buildings
(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian stood on the steps of the seismic-retrofitted Van Nuys City Hall to highlight historic legislation which would provide a five-year 30% state seismic tax credit to property owners for safety improvements to their vulnerable buildings.
"It's not a question of if, but rather when the next big earthquake will hit Los Angeles, and together with Assemblymember Nazarian, we're taking action to shore up our buildings and better protect our city from the inevitable," said Mayor Garcetti. "AB428 would take an important step in making my seismic resilience plan a reality, providing a tax benefit to help building owners complete lifesaving retrofits. I urge the State Legislature to pass this important legislation."
Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian, Katcho Achadjian, and Scott Wilk are holding an essay contest in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. California high school students in 9th-12th grade are invited to participate in the essay contest to support the world-wide efforts to increase greater awareness of the Armenian Genocide on its centennial anniversary.
Winners will be awarded a scholarship, flown up to the State Capitol on April 20th, 2015 to take part in the Legislature’s centennial commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, and receive special recognition from the Assemblymen. In addition to being recognized by the caucus, winning entries will be displayed at a special exhibit dedicated to Armenians at the California State Museum in Sacramento.
The three winners will be contacted directly and announced to the mainstream and Armenian media on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
The State of California and 43 U.S. States have joined over 20 governments around the world recognizing the Armenian Genocide, perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish regime a century ago. The Government of Turkey threatens to retaliate against nations, including the United States, who recognized the Genocide (HR 148, 1975).
Write a letter to President Obama, discussing actions the United States should take regarding the Armenian Genocide and persuading the Republic of Turkey away from denying its past history.
Please see the attached materials for historical context.
Copies of submissions will be transmitted to the White House and posted online.
Paper Format: 500 words, double-spaced 12-point font.
Please include your name, age, high school, grade, teacher’s name and subject area, city, phone #, and email address at the top of the essay.
Essay Deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015.