Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez – AD53
Blueprint for a Responsible Budget
"A rebounding economy, years of difficult cuts approved by legislative Democrats, and the voters trusting state leaders with a majority-vote budget and a temporary tax increase have brought the state to budget stability. We must now maintain that stability while pivoting to strengthen our state, avoid mistakes of the past, and minimize the devastating impacts economic downturns can have on our budget and the people of California. The Blueprint for a Responsible Budget may be outside Democrats' traditional comfort zone, but it helps us achieve these important goals for California."
Al Muratsuchi – AD66
AB1077 - Provide incentives to use electric vehicles
"We want to give people an incentive to shift into the next big thing in the auto industry – electric vehicles - which will not only create more green jobs but also help protect our earth. Under my bill, a person buying a clean vehicle will pay a the sate sales tax and vehicle license fee on the amount they paid for the vehicle after the federal and state incentives are taken into account."
Toni Atkins – AD78
AB 1121 – Transgender Name Change
"Transgender people are entitled to have their official documents and their legal name reflect their true identity without a burdensome and expensive process that endangers their personal safety."
Adam Gray – AD 21
High Speed Rail and Farm Bureau Agreement
"I have always been confident that high speed rail and agriculture can coexist…Hopefully, we can soon begin to put shovels in the ground. There are still so many people out of work and these vital jobs will start putting bread back on the table for many families."
Cristina Garcia – AD 58
AB 256 – Punish Student Cyber Bullies
"As a teacher, I have seen the damage done to the physical and mental health of victims of bullying… My legislation is intended to reach beyond the schoolyard to stop bullying, wherever or whenever it occurs. Bullying is unacceptable behavior that should not be tolerated in any way, shape or form, including harassment and humiliation through electronic communications.”
Rudy Salas – AD 32
AB 565 – Bring Doctors to Underserved Communities
“Ab565 will increase access by bringing much needed physicians to some of the most medically underserved populations in the central valley and throughout California.”
Toni Atkins – AD 78
Equality for Gay Youth
“Today's announcement by the Boy Scouts that they will no longer deny membership to gay youth is a positive step forward in eliminating discrimination from the organization; however, the continued ban on adult lesbian and gay volunteers perpetuates irrational and biased stereotypes and denies young people the adult role models they need to grow into successful adults. I call on the Boy Scouts to reject discrimination in all its forms.”
Steve Fox – AD 36
AB 737 – Allow Drone Testing in California
“What we’re really boosting [with this legislation is] jobs…There will be a great boon to not just to my area but to the state of California.”
Speaker John A. Pérez – AD 53
“We do know that in a moment of darkness, there were also thousands of examples of basic goodness and decency of Americans shining a light into that darkness. Within moments of the initial explosion, spectators and runners of every walk of life leapt into action to save the lives of the injured and wounded despite the real fear that another explosion would bring, they stayed with the victims… I respectively ask that the Assembly adjourn in memory of Krystle Cambpell, Lu Lingzi and Martin Richard and to observe a moment of silence for them, their families and all of those who are struggling to recover from this horrible atrocity.”
Susan Talamantes Eggman – AD 13
AB 601 – Adjustments to Realignment
“The overcrowding of state prisons had to be addressed. Some of the changes made under realignment do not address the root causes that lead to the state’s overcrowding crisis. What they do is export the crisis to counties whose jails often can’t provide the services that realignment demands…When violent offenders and high risk sex offenders demonstrate they will not abide by the terms of their release, a return to state prison has to be an option for longer than a few months. Our bill does not require a blanket return of all parole violators, it simply restores the option.”