Press Release

Thursday, April 27, 2017

AB 560 approved by Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this week, Assembly Bill (AB) 560 authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was approved with a 7-0 vote, enjoying unanimous, bipartisan support from the Assembly Environmental Safety & Toxic Materials Committee.  The bill seeks to keep drinking water safe and affordable by expanding state assistance to water systems in larger, severely disadvantaged communities.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) participated in the 2nd Annual Citrus Stride event at the State Capitol, an event geared towards educating policy-makers and regulators about the benefits of the California citrus industry to our economy, environment, and consumer health.  In addition, Citrus Mutual will donate 1,000 pounds of citrus to local food banks for each person registered for the one-mile walk.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Health approved Assembly Bill (AB) ­­­­­1279 authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) which directs resources to address Valley Fever, a disease that affects thousands of residents per year in counties throughout California.  Specifically, the bill will allocate $2 million for Valley Fever research, require the Department of Public Health to conduct annual education and awareness outreach, and establish a workgroup to improve timely and accurate monitoring of Valley Fever infections.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Asm. Salas - Workforce Training Press Conference

Funding package will connect Californians to jobs, uplift workforce and economy

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

AB 326 will train salon professionals to detect signs of abuse


SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions, of which Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) serves as Chair, approved Assembly Bill (AB) 326 with a unanimous bipartisan 16-0 vote.  The bill is designed to educate salon professionals about the signs of abuse as well as how to support and connect their clients with resources.

Monday, March 27, 2017

AB 188 helps put cleaner trucks on our roads to reduce air pollution

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented Assembly Bill (AB) 188 to the Assembly Committee on Transportation where it was approved with unanimous bipartisan support.  The bill makes light-duty trucks and mini-vans eligible under the state vehicle replacement program in order to put more clean vehicles on our roads and reduce air pollution.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

AB 176 appropriates $7 million for shovel-ready water project

Salas testifies in Assembly Water Parks & Wildlife committee