Tuesday, April 30 2013
Pérez Bill to Address Physician Shortage Moves Forward
Expedites licensing for doctors seeking to serve medically underserved populations (SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez is pleased to report that this morning his bill, Priority Licensing for Medically Underserved Populations, AB 1288, has passed the Assembly Committee on Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection, garnering bipartisan support with a vote of 12-1. “We know that rural and underserved areas face many barriers in recruiting and attracting physicians, but slow state bureaucracy should not be one…Continue reading...
Tuesday, April 30 2013
More Bills by Pérez Clear Policy Committees
Autism Services, Hazardous Waste Siting, and Underground Economy bills pass with solid support (SACRAMENTO) – Three more bills by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez made progress this week, passing out of policy committees and now making their way to the Assembly Appropriations Committee: AB 1231, Improving Access to Autism Services, was approved by the Assembly Health Committee with bipartisan support on a vote of 19-0. The bill authorizes and elevates the use of telemedicine as treatment…Continue reading...
Friday, April 19 2013
Assemblyman Manuel Pérez Honors Holocaust Survivors
Tours Jewish Federation of the Desert and Makes Special Presentation (INDIO) – On Friday, April 19th Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez toured the Jewish Federation of the Desert. To honor Holocaust Remembrance Week, Pérez made a special presentation to the Jewish Federation of the Desert with a contribution to be used for tolerance education. “The California Assembly annually commemorates Holocaust remembrance by holding special floor session to honor individual survivors and liberators,” explained Pérez. “Rather than…Continue reading...
Tuesday, April 16 2013
Disability Services, New River Bills by Pérez Clear Policy Committees
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, three bills by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez received strong support in Assembly policy committees. AB 1231 and AB 1232 were heard in Assembly Committee on Human Services, both passing with votes of 6-0. AB 1231 authorizes the use of tele-health and tele-dentistry as treatment options within the State’s regional center system for developmental disability services. This will help ensure that Californians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities have access…Continue reading...
Monday, April 15 2013
Green Workforce Bill by Pérez Takes Step Forward
Jointly authored with Assemblymember Rudy Salas (SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez reports that AB 114, a bill to build the ranks of the green workforce, earned strong support in the Assembly Natural Resources Committee, passing on a vote of 6-0. “AB 114 ensures that new green workforce development dollars are targeted to jobs in emerging clean-tech fields so that California workers gain the skills and training needed to compete for these jobs,” explained Pérez. …Continue reading...
Wednesday, April 10 2013
Round 1 Salton Sea Grants Announced, Public Comments Accepted
Salton Sea Financial Assistance Program Makes Grant Recommendations (SACRAMENTO) – Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez is pleased to announce the release of the Round 1 Salton Sea Financial Assistance Program (FAP) grants by the California Department of Fish and Game and the Department of Water Resources. Grants have been recommended to support three projects, totaling approximately $2.5 million, by the Imperial Irrigation District, the Salton Sea Authority/Torres Martinez Tribe, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.…Continue reading...
Tuesday, April 09 2013
More bills by Assemblyman Manuel Pérez Advance
Bills promote economic development, combat the underground economy (SACRAMENTO) – Today, three bills by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez passed their first policy hurdles with strong support in Assembly policy committees. The Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy approved two bills by Pérez. AB 305, California New Markets Tax Credit, passing with a vote of 8-0, creates a state equivalent to the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, which encourages private investment…Continue reading...
Tuesday, April 02 2013
Two bills by Assemblyman Manuel Pérez Advance in Policy Committees
Salton Sea, Prison Literacy bills receive bipartisan, unanimous support (SACRAMENTO) – Today, two bills by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez passed their first policy hurdles with unanimous support in Assembly policy committees. Both bills now move to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 71, Salton Sea Governance, was heard in Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, passing on a vote of 15-0. The bill fills the void created by the elimination of the Salton Sea Restoration Council…Continue reading...
Thursday, March 21 2013
State Should Maintain Enterprise Zone Program
By V. Manuel Pérez Special to Capitol Weekly The California economy is on the mend, and the state’s economic outlook is positive. But we still have a long way to go to ensure that recovery takes hold in every community throughout the state. This is especially true in rural and urban low-income neighborhoods, often communities of color, which continually struggle with double digit unemployment figures, in addition to a lack of investment, credit, and capital.…Continue reading...
Thursday, March 21 2013
State Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez Appointed Assistant Majority Floor Leader of Assembly
(SACRAMENTO) – Today, California State Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced that he has appointed Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) to the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader, effective immediately. “The work of the people is our first priority, and I’m honored and humbled by the confidence the Speaker has placed in me,” said Pérez. “There is a lot of work to be done to keep our state on a positive trajectory, and I am…Continue reading...
Wednesday, March 20 2013
Assemblymember Pérez Honors Women this Weekend
March activities celebrate and recognize contributions of Coachella Valley women (INDIO) – This weekend, Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez will celebrate Women’s History Month with two events: First, this Friday, March 22nd, Pérez will host a meet-and-greet social at the Coachella Valley History Museum in Indio. The focus of this social and networking event is volunteerism, recognizing the contributions of women’s clubs, organizations, and leagues to the civic life and wellbeing of Coachella Valley communities. Attendees will…Continue reading...
Saturday, March 16 2013
Valley Voice: California Audit of Salton Sea Restoration Fund an Important Step
By V. Manuel Pérez Special to The Desert Sun This past Wednesday, the California Legislature took an important stand for Salton Sea communities: the Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted unanimously in support of my request for a comprehensive audit of the Salton Sea Restoration Fund. The Salton Sea Restoration Fund was created in 2003, as an element of the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA) pertaining to the water transfer deal to divert Imperial Valley water from…Continue reading...
Wednesday, March 13 2013
Joint Legislative Audit Committee Approves Pérez’s Request for Audit of Salton Sea Restoration Fund
(SACRAMENTO) – This morning, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) voted to approve the request by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez for a state audit of the management of funding in the Salton Sea Restoration Fund. The request garnered strong, bipartisan and bicameral support, passing with a vote of 7-0 (Assembly) and 5-0 (Senate). “The Salton Sea Restoration Fund is the primary vehicle for the State to meet its mitigation and restoration obligations under the QSA,…Continue reading...
Tuesday, March 05 2013
Trade Infrastructure Resolution Passes First Committee
Urges federal investment to improve infrastructure at Calexico Port of Entry (SACRAMENTO) – This morning, a trade-focused resolution jointly authored by Assemblymembers Ben Hueso and V. Manuel Pérez passed its first policy hurdle. Assembly Joint Resolution 4 urges the federal government to fund much-needed improvements at the San Ysidro, Calexico, and Otay Mesa Ports of Entry. The resolution passed with bipartisan support on a vote of 9-0 in the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development,…Continue reading...
Monday, March 04 2013
Assemblyman Manuel Pérez Issues Statement on new Immigration Rule
New ‘Mixed Status’ Policy Takes Effect Today (SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) issued a statement applauding the federal government’s “mixed status” immigration policy that takes effect today: This is a humane policy that will help keep mixed-status families together while they navigate the process of securing a green card for an undocumented member of the family. The new rule is especially significant for families where one or both of the parents are undocumented,…Continue reading...
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