Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez announced that Vanessa Covarrubias of Pomona will be the 52nd Assembly District’s recipient of a $1000 scholarship from the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Statewide Scholarship Program.
“Vanessa is a bright, accomplished young woman who has stood out as a leader both academically and in her community,” said Rodriguez. “The Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship is a way to give back to our community and help make college a little bit more affordable. I have confidence that Vanessa will do great things.”
The State Assembly gave final approval today to Assembly Bill 162 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez to prevent wrong way driving accidents, sending the bill to the Governor’s desk for consideration.
Assembly Bill 162 instructs the California Department of Transportation to study wrong-way driving accidents—which has not been done in California since 1989-- and look at safety measures pursued by other states that could prevent wrong way driving accidents. The bill requires a preliminary report due to the legislature by December 1, 2015 and a final report by July 1, 2016.
In response to the serious drought in California, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez will host a Drought Resources Workshop to help local residents navigate new water restrictions and cutbacks ordered by the State and local water agencies.
“Residents are wondering how they can conserve water and what the restrictions on water usage mean for them,” said Rodriguez. “I want to help bring answers to the community so that we can all do our part to help save water.”
Rodriguez will be joined by officials from:
• Chino Basin Water Conservation District
• Monte Vista Water District
• Three Valleys Municipal Water District
• Inland Empire Utilities Agency
• City of Chino
• City of Montclair
• City of Ontario
• City of Pomona
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement after the California State Assembly voted to approve the 2015-16 state budget:
“The budget we passed today invests in California’s future. It restores critical funding to programs cut during the recession and safeguards our future by depositing $4.2 billion to our rainy day fund.
Assemblymember Rodriguez on the State Assembly Floor with Dale Schuetz and Michael Payne, owners of Pomona Valley Towing.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez honored Pomona Valley Towing as the Small Business of the Year from the 52nd Assembly District.
Pomona Valley Towing is a family owned and operated business that has been providing emergency towing and roadside services to residents of the Inland Empire for over 50 years. In addition to providing quality service to their customers, Pomona Valley Towing gives back to the community through groups such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and our local schools. They are also responsible for purchasing the first K9 police dog for the Pomona Police Department.
Assembly Bill 162 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez unanimously passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today. The legislation seeks to reduce the number of deadly wrong-way driving accidents that occur on California’s highways and freeways.
“Wrong-way crashes are catastrophic and deadly,” said Rodriguez. “It has been over 25 years since California has taken a comprehensive look at ways to prevent these accidents and it is past-time for us to do something about it.”
The California State Assembly today approved Assembly Bill 172 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez to prevent workplace violence in the Emergency Room and protect ER doctors, nurses and other care providers in the ER
Under current law, an assault or battery against a physician or nurse rendering emergency medical care outside of a hospital, clinic or health care facility is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, or a one year jail time, or both. However, if an assault or battery occurs inside the health care facility, the crime is punishable as a lower misdemeanor with a jail time of up to 6 months. Sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), AB 172 would close this loophole by increasing the penalties for violence committed against all health care workers engaged in providing services within the ER.
Assembly Bill 1455 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez and Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez of Los Angeles was approved by the State Assembly today with bipartisan support. The bill lays the groundwork for the transfer of the Ontario International Airport from Los Angeles World Airports to the City of Ontario.
“This bill is the result of members representing the Inland Empire and Los Angeles working together to come to a solution,” said Rodriguez. “We are hopeful that this bill will move the negotiation process forward and bring about the timely transfer of the airport.”
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez has been appointed to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC). The council is made up of 25 appointees who represent the EMS Stakeholder Community including patients and the general public.
“I am deeply honored to have been appointed to the National EMS Advisory Council,” said Rodriguez. “Being a first responder is my passion. I work hard to be a voice for the EMS industry in the California State Assembly and I am ready to bring my knowledge and experience to Washington.”