Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 240 by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon was signed by Governor Brown. AB 240 addresses the water quality problems in the 63rd Assembly district by requiring mutual water companies like those that that deliver water to Maywood’s residents to comply with the Brown Act and the Public Records Act—two icons of public agency law.
Sacramento, CA – The State Assembly voted 51-22 to send AB 240 by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon to Governor Brown for approval. AB 240 would make mutual water companies more transparent and accountable to the residents that receive water from them. The bill also allows the Water Replenishment District of Southern California to potentially receive millions in grants to improve drinking water quality in Maywood.
Leaner Cleaner Version of State Water Bond Submitted For Public Debate
Sacramento, CA – The Water Bond Working Group convened by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and chaired by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon has completed its initial work on rebooting the critically flawed water bond passed by the Legislature in 2009. Rendon commented:
“I am very proud of the efforts of the Working Group. Each member dedicated a tremendous amount of time representing the priorities and concerns of their communities and constituents. We convened a very broad and public process to craft a leaner and cleaner proposal to move forward.”
Sacramento, CA – The Senate Budget Committee voted 9-5 to pass AB 240 by Assembly Member Anthony Rendon that would make mutual water companies more transparent and accountable to the residents that receive water from them. The bill also allows the Water Replenishment District of Southern California to potentially receive millions in grants to improve drinking water quality in Maywood.
The residents of the City of Maywood receive water from three private mutual water companies that currently are not subject to comprehensive oversight. Maywood residents have for years expressed concerns about the quality of the water they receive, citing problems with discoloration, odors and taste. Various studies have found the presence of manganese and other unhealthy elements in the water. Some residents have even complained about the physical ailments that have resulted from bathing in the water.
Sacramento, CA – AB 240, authored by Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), passed the Senate Governance & Finance Committee on a 4-1 vote.
AB 240 takes important steps to remedy the lack of transparency in mutual water companies like the three that currently provide water to the City of Maywood.
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Education Committee passed Assemblyman Anthony Rendon's AB 273, which provides money to local child care workers in the General Child Care Program for Infants and Toddlers, on a 6-1 vote.
This program serves impoverished children and provides them with full-day, full-year child care. The additional funds will go towards providing sustainable, high-quality learning programs through braided federal Early Head Start support services and GCC-IT. Early Edge California, Zero To Three and the California Child Development Administrators Association sponsored Rendon's bill.
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Business & Professions Committee passed AB 512, authored by Assembly Member Rendon and sponsored by Los Angeles County, on a bipartisan 13-0 vote.
AB 512 extends a law to allow out-of-state health care providers to volunteer at non-profit health events like Los Angeles’ CareNow and CareHarbor Health Events and the Remote Area Medical clinics held in Sacramento and Oakland. In 2012 alone, these events served more than 28,000 people and even more could be served if qualified out-of-state medical practitioners are allowed to volunteer their services.
Sacramento, CA – The Assembly Banking & Finance Committee voted 8-3 to pass AB 122 authored by Assembly Member Rendon and sponsored by State Controller John Chiang.
AB 122 creates a statewide financing program to encourage commercial building owners to install energy retrofits. Currently, many commercial property owners do not retrofit their buildings because projects are too expensive, it is difficult to find affordable financing, and the pay-back period for the loans takes too long to realize the cost savings of the loan.
Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon and Richard Pan Say Scientific Evidence Shows Need for AB 711 to Phase Out Lead Ammunition
Sacramento – Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) today touted a report published by the leading scientists in the field of lead poisoning who say that “overwhelming scientific evidence” shows the toxic effect of lead-based ammunition on human health and the environment.
"Environmental exposure to lead is known to cause neurological deficits in intelligence and behavior in children. Lead ammunition is now the second largest use of lead in the United States," said Dr. Pan, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. "As a pediatrician, I am proud to cosponsor AB711 to phase out use of lead-based ammunition and reduce lead in our environment."
SACRAMENTO –Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced a new Assistant Majority Floor Leader and a new Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee Chair, replacing former Assemblymember Ben Hueso, who was sworn into the Senate today. These appointments are effective immediately.
Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella) will take over the position of Assistant Majority Floor Leader, replacing Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lynwood).
Assemblymember Rendon is the new Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.