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.
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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.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 1906, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed with bipartisan, unanimous support out of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee. This legislation will provide reasonable working accommodations for all pregnant correctional officers to improve workplace conditions for female officers. Assemblymember Salas introduced the legislation after a former correctional officer at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi sued the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) alleging that she was denied the opportunity to take a light-duty assignment while pregnant, and subsequently fell while responding to a fight between two inmates leading to the loss of her unborn child during her seventh month of pregnancy.
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which recognizes the brave work of public safety dispatchers by reclassifying them as first responders, passed with bipartisan, unanimous support out of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 1299 has successfully passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) is authoring new legislation that will improve the way law enforcement hires its officers. Assembly Bill (AB) 1299 will help make sure that local departments do not hire problematic officers who have a history of serious misconduct.
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced that 52 students across the state have been selected to receive a 2020 CLLCF scholarship worth $5,000. Two of these students were selected by Assemblymember Salas to each receive a scholarship.
SACRAMENTO, – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized the important funding coming to both agricultural and affordable housing for former foster youth in the Central Valley, which was secured in the 2019-2020 state budget.
HANFORD, CA - Last Friday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was joined by community partners in Kings County, including Hanford Mercado & Carniceria Del Valle and the Professional Latín American Association, to distribute bags of essential items to families in need.
SACRAMENTO, CA – In response to the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests throughout California, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) issued the following statement:
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