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Salas Hosts Kern County Business Roundtable

BAKERSFIELD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) held a Kern County Business Roundtable today in Bakersfield. The event provided an opportunity to discuss issues facing the business community and what legislative proposals can assist local businesses to hire more individuals.

“The roundtable allowed me to hear directly from local business leaders and be informed of their concerns as I prepare to enter the 2014 legislative session,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “A healthy business community is vital to a healthy economy and getting people hired for jobs,” concluded Salas.

The event was held at the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. Attendees included business owners and Chamber staff from throughout the 32nd Assembly District.

Salas to Host Covered California Town Halls in Lamont and Wasco

BAKERSFIELD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) will convene two Covered California Town Hall meetings on December 14th in Lamont and Wasco. The events will provide information about the new health care law and provide opportunities for residents to enroll.

“My office continues to receive calls with questions on how to enroll and what coverage people can receive,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “These informational town halls are an opportunity for people to have their questions answered and to find out what coverage best fits your family’s needs regardless of your current health insurance or pre-existing conditions,” concluded Salas.

Salas Announces Millions to Keep Future Doctors, Health Professionals Local

$32 million awarded to students & health professionals who serve medically underserved areas

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that $32 million will be awarded by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to health professionals and medical students who want to serve medically underserved communities in California.  The funds are now available through OSHPD’s Health Professions Education Foundation.

“People in rural communities deserve the same level of access to quality health professionals as those in other parts of the state,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “This money, along with Assembly Bill 565, will help bring more doctors and healthcare providers to medically underserved areas.”

Salas’s Career Exploration Bill Signed by Governor

AB 547 to create career exploration in after school programs

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 547 has been signed by the Governor. AB 547 will incorporate career exploration into after school programs provided in high schools.

“We need to ensure that young adults are prepared for the real world when they leave high school,” said Salas. “AB 547 will help students get ready to enter the modern workforce by exposing them to the practices and the requirements for a variety of careers.  I am grateful for Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s assistance with this bill, and I applaud the Governor for signing it.”

Salas Bill to Prohibit Veteran Discrimination Signed by Governor

AB 556 adds ‘Military and Veteran status’ as protected class in Housing and Employment Act

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) today announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 556, which will protect veterans from employment discrimination under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, was signed by the Governor.

“We took stories of veterans who were discriminated against to the Governor, and I am happy to report that he heard us,” Salas said.  “This is a good day for veterans and their supporters.”

Salas Bill to Protect Employees Providing CPR Signed by Governor

AB 633 protects employees trying to save a life

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 633 has been signed by the Governor. AB 633 will prohibit employer policies that interfere with an employee’s right to provide emergency medical services, including CPR, in response to a medical emergency.

“People should be free to save a life without fear of losing their job,” said Salas. “Thankfully, the Governor has also recognized this need to provide common sense protection for those who want to do the right thing and are willing to step forward to administer CPR.”

Salas’ Bill to Bring Doctors to Underserved Signed into Law

Assembly Bill 565 signed by Governor

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D - Bakersfield) today announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 565, to attract doctors to underserved and rural areas has been signed into law by the Governor.

In Kern County there are 1,200 patients for every primary care physician – nearly double the national average.

“People in rural communities deserve the same high-level of access to quality doctors as those in other parts of the state,” Salas said. “This bill will alleviate the shortage of physicians found in so many rural communities throughout the Central Valley by incentivizing new doctors to stay in medically underserved areas.”

Salas Bill Helps Improve Water Delivery via Transfers Headed to Governor

AB 426 passes Senate 38-0 with bipartisan support

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 426 passed the Assembly with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor for his signature. AB 426 will allow for a simpler process for agencies to transfer water rights.

"We need a water system that makes sense," Assemblymember Salas stated. "AB 426 addresses a rule that’s been in place for nearly 100 years, and makes it easier for water agencies to improve water transfers and navigate the system," Salas stated.

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