AB 860 Closes a Loophole Allowing Some Offenders to Be Prosecuted for Lesser Offenses
On April 7, the Assembly Public Safety Committee voted unanimously to approve legislation which closes a loophole in state sexual assault law. Assembly Bill 860, by Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim), ensures that Californians are protected from sexual predators that provide professional services, such as doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists and others in positions of trust.
“Professional service providers who sexually assault their clients during the course of a treatment session are usually charged with a felony,” Daly said. “However, under certain circumstances, California law only allows particular offenders to be charged with misdemeanor sexual battery.
A Recent Survey Finds More Californians Would Utilize PFL If They Knew it Existed
Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) is seeking additional funding for public education and outreach for California’s Paid Family Leave Program (PFL). The program, which is administered by the state Employment Development Department (EDD), provides vital financial assistance to Californians who need to take time off from work to bond with a newborn child or care for a sick family member.
PFL provides up to six weeks of partial wage replacement to workers who participate in the State Disability Insurance program. However, a Field Poll released in January found that only 36% of California voters were aware of the program’s existence. According to Daly, “These results indicate that working families need to be informed of its existence.”
Anaheim -- Assemblymember Tom Daly and the California Contractors State License Board hosted a free Senior Scam Prevention seminar at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center on March 20th.
A panel of experts provided information to a crowd of over 60 Anaheim seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. Panelist participants included the California Department of Insurance, the US Postal Inspection Service, and the Orange County District Attorney's office.
Please find the photos from the event in this album.
Assemblymember Tom Daly recognized Pearl Raya of Santa Ana as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 69th Assembly District during a special ceremony at the State Capitol. A lifelong resident of Santa Ana, Pearl Raya has dedicated her to life to improving opportunities for youth in her community.
In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), Assemblymember Tom Daly is proud to co-host a workshop on the California Competes Program, in which there is currently $151 million available in tax credits for businesses.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Rancho Santiago Community College Board Room
2323 N Broadway, Santa Ana
Today, the Governor released a budget proposal that maintains California’s sound fiscal policy. He’s proposing targeted investments in vitally important areas such as education, transportation and healthcare.
Anaheim – Mobility 21 honored Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) as its “Public Sector Leader of the Year” at their 13th annual Mobility 21 Summit in Anaheim. More than 1,000 transportation leaders and elected officials were in attendance at the all-day summit at the Disneyland Hotel.
Daly, who serves as a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, was the author last year of Assembly Bill 401, which provides new authority to regional transportation agencies, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), to utilize the design-build procurement method on transportation construction projects.
Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) will be withdrawing his measure, Assembly Bill 2712, prior to final consideration by the State Legislature, because the goals of the bill have been met. This decision comes after a groundbreaking agreement between the Orange County Water District and the Orange County Business Council to work together on crafting a new strategy for cleaning up contaminated groundwater in the county.
Daly’s bill required the Water District to collaborate with the Business Council, as well as with other state and local water agencies, to establish a clear set of guidelines for cleanup of contaminated sites.