With the deadline to enroll in Covered California less than three weeks away, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez and State Senator Norma Torres are hosting a Covered California informational workshop on Saturday March 15th.
Saturday, March 15th
Ontario Senior Center
225 East “B” Street
1pm to 3pm
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez is honoring Carolyn Hemming, a local business owner and life-long resident of Pomona, as the Woman of the Year from the 52nd Assembly District.
“I am proud to recognize Carolyn Hemming as Woman of the Year. The impact she has had in our community has been tremendous,” said Rodriguez. “She has devoted her time to making Pomona a better place to live and she cares deeply about the quality of life for all who reside in Pomona.”
On Friday February 28th, 2014 Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Chair of the Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, held an Informational Hearing to investigate what lessons were learned from the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez has authored Assembly Bill (AB) 2359 to protect Lanterman Developmental Center patients as they transition out of the center and into the community.
“It is important that we do everything we can to ensure a seamless transition for the residents of Lanterman Center,” said Rodriguez. “As in any transition, the process involves risk. These are patients with very specific health needs, which demand a high level of care. Guaranteeing that this level of care is maintained is essential for their success and well-being.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez introduced Assembly Bill 2044, which will improve the quality of life for elderly in assisted living facilities licensed as Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly in California.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez congratulates Action Embroidery Corp. of Ontario on being approved for a $29,640 job-training program funded by the Employment Training Panel. The training funded by this program will update the skills of 30 employees of Action Embroidery Corp. and help the business address out-of-state competition.
An aging population and the implementation of federal health care reform are contributing to the increased demand for the services of health care workers. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez has introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1797, which would require the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, at the Department of Industrial Relations, to lead and coordinate a stakeholders group to identify opportunities for apprenticeships in the health care field.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez announced today that his Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness will hold a hearing in response to the shooting that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport in November of last year. The hearing will examine state and local law enforcement protocols pertaining to active shooter incidents.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez has introduced AB 1569, the Youth Apprenticeship Tax Credit Program, which would provide tax credits to employers that offer apprenticeships for youth between the ages of 16 and 25. Employers participating in the program would qualify for a tax credit of $2,000 for each registered apprentice.
According to the report, “Halve the Gap by 2030: Youth Disconnection in America’s Cities,” released last fall by Measure of America, one in every seven Americans between the ages of 16 and 24, or about 5.8 million young people in the country, are neither working nor in school. In the Inland Empire, the number is nearly one in every five, or 117,000 of the roughly 620,000 teens and young adults. This is the highest rate of youth disconnection among the countries most populous 25 metro areas.
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez introduced AB 1561- California Firefighters’ and Peace Officers’ Memorial Fund, a bill which will extend the sunset date of the voluntary California Firefighters Memorial Fund and California Peace Officers’ Memorial Fund state personal income tax check-offs.
“It is important that we continue to invest in a lasting tribute to the firefighters and police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our communities,” said Rodriguez. “Allowing these memorial fund check-off boxes to remain on income tax forms reassures the families of our fallen heroes that their loved ones are not forgotten.”