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A Los Angeles assemblyman on Monday introduced new legislation in Sacramento that would create new, stricter oversight of the Hollywood celebrity tour van industry.
The proposal by Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) comes after an NBC4 undercover investigation raised serious questions about the safety of the popular "open top" vans that carry thousands of tourists into the star-studded neighborhoods of the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills every week.
AB 796 Gives Families Continued Access to Autism Treatment Services
(Sacramento, CA) Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 796 authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks). AB 796 eliminates the sunset date on the insurance mandate for health plans and health insurers to cover evidence-based autism treatment services.
“This is a great victory for children and families that require autism services. I am proud of the work we have accomplished to ensure continued access,” said Assemblymember Nazarian.
Nearly three weeks after the federal government urged more than two dozen Hollywood celebrity home tour companies to stop using open-air vans due to serious safety concerns, the I-Team has found these businesses are continuing to operate as before.
NBC4 went undercover to expose how many tour guides drive recklessly and provide inaccurate information about the location of celebrities' homes. Automotive industry experts also warned that the modified convertible vans may pose dangers because the way the tops are removed may be undermining the integrity of the vehicle structure.
They appear to be unique to Southern California: convertible passenger vans that carry thousands of tourists every week to see the notable landmarks and celebrity homes of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Now tour industry insiders, automotive experts and state officials are raising concerns that riding in those vehicles could be putting riders' safety in jeopardy.
More than 20 Hollywood tour operators now use the open vans, which have soared in popularity over the past decade among visitors and residents eager to take in the sights while enjoying the warm breeze and California sunshine.
The federal government is now investigating one of the most famous tours in the world because of an NBC4 investigation. The I-Team series documented potential safety hazards of Hollywood tour buses, including showing how some seatbelts have been modified or removed altogether. The series also looked at how the buses have been customized so that they are "topless," leading experts and officials to question their ability to protect passengers in the event of an accident.
The United States Department of Transportation has mailed certified letters to more than two dozen tour bus companies stating it believes the convertible tour buses lining Hollywood Boulevard are not safe and should not be taking passengers anywhere.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Assembly Budget Committee approved the Assembly’s budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, setting the stage for final budget negotiations with the Senate and Governor Jerry Brown in the coming weeks leading up to the deadline to pass the state budget by June 15.
“This is a responsible budget for a stronger middle class,” said Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. “We have the largest reserves in over three decades along with targeted investments to fight poverty, improve early childhood care and education, expand access to higher education, and to build more affordable housing.”
Assemblymember Nazarian Announces Budget Subcommittee #4’s Priorities, $650 for Affordable Housing, $20 million for Seismic Retrofit Loans, & $3 Million for Brace + Bolt
(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4, announced his budget priorities for 2016 - 2017 fiscal year.
“Our budget proposal strengthens the foundation of California’s middle class; creating jobs, protecting property & lives, and investing in our future,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “We are making an unprecedented investment in affordable housing and providing incentives to seismically strengthen homes in the event of an earthquake.”
Earthquake Early Warning System, 30% Seismic Retrofit Tax Incentive, & Brace + Bolt Expansion will Protect Property, Save Lives, and Creates Jobs
(Sacramento, CA) Today, Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks), Chair of Assembly Budget Subcommittee #4, announced his earthquake preparedness budget priorities for 2016 - 2017 fiscal year.
“It is not a question of if, but when an earthquake strikes. We must take immediate steps to protect property and save lives,” stated Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian. “We need to expand our residential Brace + Bolt program, incentive property owners to seismically retrofit their large apartment buildings, and this year fully fund a state-of-the-art earthquake early warning system.”
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) and Assemblymembers Katcho Achadjian and Scott Wilk and State Senate pro Tem Kevin de Leon led a special ceremony in the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building to mark the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and announce the winners of this year’s essay contest for the 2016 California Armenian Legislative Caucus. This year’s winner are: Arvin Sarkissian, 11th grade, Clark Magnet High School; Joshua Acosta, 10th grade, International Polytechnic High School; and Autumn McCuller, 12th grade, Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School. Here’s more from Assemblymember Nazarian in this Assembly Access video.