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Veteran Resources

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Valley Fever Resources and Initiatives

To fight this growing epidemic, learn how my office is dedicated to fighting this disease through improved medical training, strengthening worker protections, and streamlining the reporting and confirming of Valley Fever cases.

Bill Recognizing Dispatchers as First Responders Moves Forward

Bill Recognizing Dispatchers as First Responders Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which will recognize the brave work of public safety dispatchers by reclassifying them as first responders, passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored the legislation, joined law enforcement, firefighters, and dispatchers from around the state to provide supportive testimony for this important bill.

Pro-Job Democrats Support Recovery to Boost Economy & Workers

Pro-Job Democrats Support Recovery to Boost Economy & Workers

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 1842 (AB 1842), also known as the California Works and Recovery Act, with a group of pro-job Democrats including Assemblymember’s Joaquin Arambula, Jim Cooper, Jim Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gipson, Timothy Grayson, Jose Medina, Cottie Petrie-Norris, James Ramos, Freddie Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Senator Cathleen Galgiani­­. This legislation provides historic relief and economic assistance to workers, families, and small businesses, while expanding job opportunities to help those affected by the pandemic-induced recession.

Bill to Provide a Safer Workplace for Pregnant Correctional Officers Advances

Bill to Provide a Safer Workplace for Pregnant Correctional Officers Advances

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 1906, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. 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 office 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. Until 2015, CDCR allowed pregnant officers to work light-duty assignments.

Lost Hills Community Receives Free Water & Food Donations

Lost Hills Community Receives Free Water & Food Donations

LOST HILLS, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), Kern County Department of Human Services, and the Lost Hills Union School District, provided water and food donations to hundreds of families from throughout the community who were in-need of essential supplies.

Assemblymember Salas Answers Health Officials Call to Donate Blood

Assemblymember Salas Answers Health Officials Call to Donate Blood

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), answered the call of local and nationwide health organizations to donate blood. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, blood donation appointments have been cancelled, creating a severe shortage of donated blood, which could jeopardize the lives of thousands of hospital patients in California.

Salas Leads Oversight Hearing to Address Childhood Lead Poisoning

Salas Leads Oversight Hearing to Address Childhood Lead Poisoning

Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, joined members of the Committee to address the failures by the state health departments to protect millions of children from being exposed to lead.

Valley Receives Historic Investment for New Community Parks & Improvements

Valley Receives Historic Investment for New Community Parks & Improvements

 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauds the California State Parks award of over $13 million in new grants to create parks in the Central Valley. Specifically, the cities of Bakersfield, Delano, Shafter, Avenal, and Corcoran will all be receiving investments to build new parks.

 

California Leads the Nation in Strengthening Biosecurity with New Legislation

California Leads the Nation in Strengthening Biosecurity with New Legislation

 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill 1966 (AB 1966) which would task the California State Department of Public Health (CDPH) with developing public safety screening guidelines for Gene Synthesis companies operating in California. Gene synthesis is the process of designing and synthesizing sequences of DNA. Scientists have shown that it is possible to construct deadly diseases like Ebola by using bits of DNA that can be ordered online from gene synthesis companies throughout the world. Currently, there are no requirements that companies screen their customers or the orders of DNA that they request.

 

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