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Newsom Signs Jones’s Measure Help Foster Kids Health Care Needs 

By   /  October 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA — Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law Senate Bill 528, a measure by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), which will help with the health needs of foster children. SB 528 specifically ensures that a foster youth’s caregiver is provided with important court documents that approve psychotropic medication prescriptions so that they, and […]

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Governor Newsom, Senator Jones And Legislators Announce New Laws

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Governor Newsom, Senator Brian Jones, and a bipartisan group of legislators announce new laws aimed at helping tackle housing and homelessness issues Jones’s Senate Bill 1421 on homelessness also signed into law Sacramento, CA -Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), and several other legislators held a bill signing ceremony in San Francisco at […]

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Sen. Bates’ Bill to Create Multi-Disciplinary Teams Signed by Governor Newsom

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1342 which authorizes counties to create a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to allow aging service provider agencies to share information to address the needs of older adults. Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement: “California’s aging services are fractured by an arbitrary division of expertise and programs […]

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Senate Republicans Demand Answers on Delayed Student Test Scores 

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA —Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and all members of the Senate Republican Caucus recently submitted a letter to the California Superintendent of Public Instruction demanding the release of statewide data regarding the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The CAASPP testing scores are a key tool for assessing student progress […]

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Senator Brian Jones Helps Seniors, Persons With Disabilities, Children

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Jones’s measure to help seniors, persons with disabilities, and children with financial matters is signed into law. A measure by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) to help seniors, persons with disabilities, and children continue receiving professional assistance in managing financial matters was signed into law. Jones’s SB 1024 specifically establishes a process for […]

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Jones’s Measure Expanding Opportunities For Licensed Vocational Nurses Signed Into Law 

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – A measure by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), which will expand the job opportunities for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), was signed into law. Jones’s Senate Bill 994 specifically allows Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) to hire LVNs and allow both providers to work within their existing scope of practice. This would increase LVNs exposure to […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Preventing Suicide

By   /  September 26, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -In 2020, there were just under 46,000 suicides in the United States, making it the nation’s 12th-leading cause of death. California’s suicide rate is 10.7 per 100,000, compared to 13.4 nationally. Suicide rates across the United States have been increasing, and are now double homicide rates. Obviously, more can be done to […]

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Senator Jones & Former SD Mayor Kevin Faulconer Announce Bill Tackling Homelessness

By   /  September 25, 2022  /  North County, State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Brian Jones, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, County Supervisor Jim Desmond, city councilmembers, school board members, representatives of non-profits, special district board members, and law enforcement officials announce legislation to prohibit homeless encampments near schools, daycare centers, parks, and libraries Escondido, CA – A diverse group of community leaders including Senator Brian W. Jones […]

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Senator Brian Jones To Announce New Bill Tackling Homelessness Crisis In San Diego & California

By   /  September 19, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Who? Community leaders including Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, law enforcement officials, local elected officials, and school officials. What? Jones will announce a new bill that he plans to introduce on the first day of the next legislative session, December 5, 2022. Stakeholders and supporters of the bill will […]

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State Council on Developmental Disabilities Awards Over $250,000 for New Program Ideas

By   /  September 19, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA-The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities (Council) awarded more than $250,000 in program development grants to four community-based organizations. The Council annually awards program development grants and this year the four key areas for Cycle 45 were Education, Employment, Health and Safety, and Housing. With these unique funds, the grant recipients have a […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -In Case You Missed It

By   /  September 19, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Legislation in Sacramento often flies under the radar. Here are a few bills you may have missed that made it through, along with some that didn’t: Bills forwarded to the Governor that remain unsigned as of this writing include AB 2188, prohibiting employers from terminating or refusing to hire persons using cannabis […]

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Senator Jones Honors Eva Pacheco

By   /  September 19, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Senator Jones honors Eva Pacheco, retired Executive Director and community educator at the Excellence and Justice Education Academies in El Cajon El Cajon – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) presented a California State Senate Resolution today to Eva Pacheco, who recently retired as Executive Director and community educator at […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Saving Lives, Reducing Crime

By   /  September 12, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –In 2011, federal courts ruled that California prisons were overcrowded — populations had to be reduced. As a result, Assembly Bill 109 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The state’s prison system was “realigned,” meaning the responsibility to incarcerate, monitor and track lower-level offenders would now rest with the counties, […]

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Op-Ed By State Senator Brian Jones

By   /  September 9, 2022  /  State and National  /  1 Comment

I voted against electricity rate hikes and the $1.4 billion gift to PG&E – I did not vote against Diablo Canyon and nuclear power by State Senator Brian Jones Literally at the 13th hour, legislation to raise electricity rates statewide was thrown onto the Senate and Assembly Floors with a dictate from Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom, […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Secures $10 Million For Substance Use Treatment Grant Program

By   /  September 8, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Valley Center – Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R-Valley Center) acquired $10 million in the state budget to fund the Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) grant program for counties to reduce fatal overdoses of incarcerated individuals in county jails or under supervised release in the community.  MAT is clinically effective in treating substance use, including opioid and alcohol […]

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Assemblymember Waldron We’ve Adjourned

By   /  September 2, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron –The 2021-2022 legislative session is history — we adjourned around 1:30 a.m. on September 1st. As usual, some of the most significant legislation was delayed until the last days, with votes sometimes occurring late at night and in the wee hours of the morning. In light of continuing attempts to place Sexually […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

By   /  September 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State Assemblymember Marie Waldron–California is set to have a late summer heat wave that is expected to peak this Labor Day weekend. It’s important to stay cool and follow summer safety tips. Never leave children or pets in a hot car – if you see a child left alone in a hot car, call 911 […]

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Senator Bates Responds to AB 2133, Governor Newsom’s New Carbon Reduction Goals

By   /  September 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Wednesday night the members of the California State Senate passed AB 2133 (Quirk, D-Hayward) which requires statewide greenhouse gas emissions to be below at least 55% of 1990 emission levels which is a significant increase from the State’s current goal of 40%. Senator Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement: “I […]

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Jones’s Measure To Save Off-highway Vehicle Competitions Gains Final Legislative Approval

By   /  September 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Legislation by Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) to save off-highway vehicle (OHV) competitions in California was approved by wide bipartisan votes in both the Assembly (71 – 2) and Senate (40 – 0) this week.  “The passage of this bill completes an extensive, three year bipartisan legislative effort to save OHV competitions […]

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Wilk: Newsom’s Green Vision is Not Practical

By   /  September 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA —  Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) issues the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s emergency proclamation to keep the lights on in California: “Headlines say it all: The New York Times announced last week, ‘California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars.’ Today Newsweek declares, ‘Californians told not to charge […]

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