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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.

Salas' Bill to Bring Doctors to Underserved

Assembly Bill 565 approved with no opposition, heads to Governor

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D - Bakersfield) today announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 565, to attract doctors to underserved and rural areas has passed the Assembly with no opposition.

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 Adds Career Exploration to After School Programs

AB 547 passes Assembly 77-0, headed to Governor

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 547 passed the Assembly with bipartisan support and is headed to the Governor for his signature. AB 547 will incorporate career exploration into after school programs provided in the high schools.

“We need to ensure our children are prepared when they leave high school,” said Salas. “AB 547 will help students prepare for the modern workforce by exposing them to the practices and the requirements for a variety of careers.”

Salas to Host Covered California Town Halls in Hanford and Bakersfield

Representatives from Covered California to explain new health care system to business owners, stakeholders and community leaders

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas is hosting a pair of health care town halls Friday, August 23rd for small businesses, physicians, and community leaders to learn about Covered California.

State Job Training Funds Approved for Delano Company, Salas Announces

Paramount Citrus Packing approved for nearly half a million dollar job training program by the state

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that Paramount Citrus Packing Company, LLC in Delano, has received approval for a job training program in the amount of $482,400 from the state Employment Training Panel (ETP).

“This type of state program will help ensure we have a well-trained and highly qualified workforce, which will help us gain more jobs in the Valley,” Salas said.

The Employment Training Panel is a state program designed to help ensure businesses have the trained workers they need to remain competitive. The state ETP is a performance-based program. Employers do not earn any state funds until a trainee has completed training, been on the job for 90 days, and earns wages mandated by the program.

Assemblymember Salas represents part of the City of Bakersfield, the cities of Arvin, Hanford, Corcoran, Delano, Lemoore, McFarland, Shafter, Wasco, and the communities of Armona, Avenal, Buttonwillow, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lamont, Lost Hills, Stratford and Weedpatch.

Salas’ First Bill to Protect Veterans Signed by Governor

Assembly Bill 555 aims to help veterans receive necessary services

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D - Bakersfield) today announced his first bill, Assembly Bill (AB) 555, which will aid veterans in receiving additional services, has been signed into law by the Governor.

“I’m proud to continue to work with our local County Veteran Service Officer, who identified an issue, and together we worked to change the law to assist veterans across the state.” Salas said. “We should make it as easy as possible for our service men and women to receive the benefits owed to them when they leave the military,” concluded Salas.

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