Press Releases

Monday, August 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 1299 has successfully passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee. AB 1299, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), will create oversight and accountability that will help prevent local departments from hiring problematic officers who have a history of serious misconduct. The bill passed with bipartisan, unanimous support.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Assemblymember Salas Champions Bill to Prevent Hiring of Bad Cops


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.


Monday, June 29, 2020


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.


Thursday, June 18, 2020


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.


Monday, June 1, 2020

Assemblymember Salas Issues Statement on George Floyd Protests

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:


Monday, June 1, 2020

Assemblymember Salas Helps Families Access Essential Items

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.


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Legislation to Expand Job Opportunities for Military Spouses Advances

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 2549, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. The bill streamlines and recognizes specific licenses earned in other states for jobs when military spouses move to California. Military spouses will have the opportunity to qualify for their licenses by passing California licensure tests in an expedited manner.