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Salas' Emergency Audit of Employment Development Department Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas, Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee (JLAC), forwarded the State Auditor his request for an emergency audit of the Employment Development Department (EDD), the state agency responsible for providing unemployment insurance benefits to Californians. Assemblymember Salas was joined by a bipartisan group of 39 legislators in calling for an audit of the EDD to shed light on a host of issues with the department’s COVID-19 response. The State Auditor’s office will begin work on the audit no later than the end of September.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

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SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), along with Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) and Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) have continued their work to improve the rate of blood lead level testing and lead poisoning prevention for children with the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 2276. This bill is the combined effort of Assemblymember Salas, Assemblymember Garcia and Assemblymember Reyes.

Salas Requests Emergency Audit of Employment Development Department (EDD)

SACRAMENTO, CA – As Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) officially submitted an emergency request to audit the Employment Development Department (EDD), the state agency responsible for providing unemployment insurance benefits to Californians. Assemblymember Salas was joined by a bipartisan group of 37 legislators.

Police Reform Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 1299 has successfully passed the California State Legislature with strong, bipartisan support. AB 1299, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), is a law enforcement reform effort that will help prevent local departments from hiring officers who have a history of serious misconduct.

Salas’s Law Enforcement Reform Bill Clears Major Hurdle

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 1299 has cleared a major hurdle by successfully passing out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. AB 1299, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), is a law enforcement reform effort that will help prevent local departments from hiring problematic officers who have a history of serious misconduct. The bill passed with unanimous, bipartisan support.

Blessing Corner Recognized as Local Nonprofit of the Year

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BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), honored Blessing Corner Ministries and their nonprofit organization, the Greater Lighthouse Community Outreach, Inc, as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year. Based on their selfless community work in the Central Valley, including food programs, job training, peer mentoring, rehabilitation services, back to school drives, and educational classes, Blessing Corner stands out as a pillar of the community that helps thousands of families every year.

Salas' Earthquake Gas Line Safety Bill Advances

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SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 1923, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed the Senate Housing Committee with bipartisan, unanimous support. AB 1923 will require the installation of seismic gas shutoff devices on any newly constructed or renovated homes. This legislation comes on the heels of the Ridgecrest earthquakes in Kern County last year during which gas lines leaked and multiple homes caught fire.

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