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Senate Republicans Request Columbus Statue Remain at State Capitol

By   /  June 29, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Columbus’ Last Appeal to Queen Isabella statueSacramento, CA — As plans are underway to remove the ‘Columbus’ Last Appeal to Queen Isabella statue’, Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus recently signed on to a letter urging members of the Joint Rules Committee to keep the sculpture in the State Capitol.The historical monument […]

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Senator Jones Coauthors Legislation to Repeal AB 5 – the Job Killer Law

By   /  March 13, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“Heartless law enacted last year threatens hundreds of thousands of California workers” Sacramento,CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced on February 28 that he is coauthoring legislation to repeal Assembly Bill 5‚ the law enacted last year that will arbitrarily force hundreds of thousands of independent contractors to instead become formal employees of a […]

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Senator Bates Authors Measure to Clarify DMV Voter Registration Process

By   /  March 12, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento CA– While Senate Democrats suppressed Senator Patricia Bates’ (R-Laguna Niguel) bill that would have restored “opt-in” voter registration at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) last January, she has introduced a new bill that she hopes they will support: clarifying the existing DMV voter registration process to reduce confusion. “DMV customers deserve clear information […]

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Santas Worry New California Law Will Kill Christmas

By   /  March 5, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Santas Worry New California Law Will Kill ChristmasEaster Bunnies Also Worried Sacramento, CA– Last night, ABC 10 News San Diego (KGTV) reported on the concerns that mall Santas have about operating under California’s new “gig” economy law known as Assembly Bill 5. This law significantly redefines what constitutes an “independent contractor.” Legislative Democrats passed the bill and Governor Newsom […]

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Senator Jones Coauthors Legislation to Repeal AB 5 – the Job Killer Law

By   /  March 2, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“Heartless law enacted last year threatens hundreds of thousands of California workers” Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today he is coauthoring legislation to repeal Assembly Bill 5, the law enacted last year that will arbitrarily force hundreds of thousands of independent contractors to instead become formal employees of a business. “AB […]

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“Federal Reserve Putting off Decision Mid-March Inadequate

By   /  March 2, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones: Federal Reserve Should Quickly Heed President Trump’s Call for Lower Interest Rates. “Federal Reserve Putting off Decision until Mid-March is Inadequate Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) today issued the following statement supporting President Trump’s call for the Federal Reserve to quickly lower interest rates: The last two days of […]

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Senators Bates & Moorlach Author “Voter Roll Accuracy Act”

By   /  February 27, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senators Patricia Bates and John Moorlach Author “Voter Roll Accuracy Act” to Increase Election Integrity Sacramento, CA –Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) announced that they have jointly introduced the “Voter Roll Accuracy Act” (Senate Bill 994) to increase the accuracy of county voter rolls by requiring jury commissioners to share […]

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Senator Jones Introduces Bill To Reduce Licensing Burdens

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones Introduces Bill to Reduce Licensing Burdens on Californians Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today he introduced Senate Bill 878 (fact sheet). This bill will ease licensing burdens for employees under the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA).“California has an overregulated licensing scheme that does not work efficiently. SB 878 […]

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Senate Caucus Chair Jones Responds to Governor’s State of the State Address

By   /  February 20, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The State of the State Address was Governor Newsom’s opportunity to provide Californians with clear, concise answers on the status of the high-speed rail project, the impact of AB 5 on independent California workers, the escalating homelessness crisis, the decline in home construction, and what he plans to do about the impending threat […]

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Legislative Republicans Lead Efforts to Repeal and Replace Anti-Worker Law

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and members of the California Senate Republican Caucus have introduced a legislative package to counteract the job-killing impacts of Assembly Bill 5 (2019).  Senate Bill 806, authored by Senate Republican Leader Grove and co-authored by members of the Senate Republican Caucus, would repeal and replace AB 5 with a […]

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Senator Jones Introduces Measure – Extend Local Government Immunity

By   /  February 13, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones Introduces Measure to Extend Local Government Immunity for Operating Skate Parks. Original bill by Jones was for a four-year pilot program Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today he has introduced Senate Bill 1003, a measure to extend the immunity from liability that local governments receive when operating skate […]

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Senator Patricia Bates – News

By   /  February 11, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Patricia Bates –As I anticipated, a new law (Assembly Bill 5) has hurt many Californians who want to continue working as independent contractors. I voted against AB 5 because it undermines the principle of equal treatment under the law and deprives many Californians the right to be their own bosses. As a first step […]

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Senator Brian Jones Joint Authors Measure To Exempt Interpreters & Translators From AB 5

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Arbitrary legislation last year undermines entire industry that helps people with hearing, language challenges Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today he is joint-authoring Senate Bill 875 along with Senate Republican Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield).  SB 875 will exempt interpreters and translators from Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect on January […]

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Senator Jones Introduces Measure -Exempt Musicians & Music Industry Professionals From AB 5

By   /  February 6, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Heavy-handed legislation last year threatens the original “gig” economy Sacramento, CA – State Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today he has introduced Senate Bill 881, a measure to exempt musicians and music industry professionals from Assembly Bill 5, which went into effect on January 1 of this year. AB 5, by liberal Democrat Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher […]

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Senator Bates Authors “Brandon’s Law” to Ban Deceptive Marketing in Rehab Industry

By   /  January 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has introduced “Brandon’s Law” (Senate Bill 863) to prohibit an operator of rehabilitation treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. The new bill is similar to Senate Bill 589 that Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed last year. “I’m not giving up on […]

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Republican Caucus Chair Brian Jones Leads Senate Reps in Defeating SB 50… Again

By   /  January 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

“Republicans favor a bi-partisan approach based on incentives rather than punishments”Sacramento, CA — – State Republican Caucus Chair Brian Jones (R-Santee) this morning rallied the majority of his caucus to withhold support for Senate Bill 50 on the Senate Floor.  This was the second vote in two days that the Senate took on SB 50.  […]

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Senator Jones Rips Into Democrat Plan to Gift $136K Tax Dollars To Meth Addict

By   /  January 27, 2020  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

Democrat politicians and appointees of Newsom team up with Becerra to double compensation awarded by neutral hearing officer Sacramento, CA — – Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee), during a debate on the Senate Floor this morning, ripped into Senate Bill 417, a measure that would gift $136,000 to a meth addict who was caught trying to […]

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Senator Jones’ Bill Supporting Legal gun Ownership Rights Approved

By   /  January 23, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced today that his Senate Bill 723 passed the Senate unanimously. This bill corrects a hastily written state law that could cause an otherwise legal gun owner to become a felon if a warrant was issued in their name, whether or not they have knowledge of the existence of […]

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Senate Committee Rejects Senator Bates’ Effort to Fix Flaws in Recent Criminal Justice Reforms

By   /  January 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA–– The Senate Public Safety Committee today rejected Senate Bill 710 (“Keeping California Safe Act”) authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would have alleviated the unintended and dangerous consequences of recent criminal justice reforms enacted in California. “The Legislature passed on a golden opportunity to fix the flaws in well-meaning criminal justice reforms enacted […]

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Senator Jones & Assemblyman Kiley Announce Audit Request of Homelessness Spending

By   /  January 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) and Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin) announced today that they have requested a statewide audit of homelessness spending in California. Joining them as coauthors on the request are Assemblymembers Phillip Chen, Steven Choi, James Gallagher, Tom Lackey, and Jay Obernolte. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee will consider the request […]

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