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Friday, September 7, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) had a very productive 2017-2018 Legislative session. Among the measures he moved through the Legislature to the Governor’s desk include the Social Media Disclose Act, a measure to bring transparency to political ads on the Internet and on social medial platforms. “I am proud to author groundbreaking legislation in the area of campaign disclosure,” Mullin stated. Other areas where Mr. Mullin made a legislative impact this year include child care, early childhood education, and aid to homeless neighbors.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Sacramento – Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s elections legislation headed to Governor Brown reflects his commitment to disclosure in political ads, voter accessibility, empowerment and engagement.

AB 2188, The Social Media DISCLOSE Act, will be a nation leading campaign finance disclosure law on political ads appearing on social media platforms. After the 2016 election, it became increasingly clear that while political ads appearing on social media platforms had significant influence on voters, they were largely unaware of who was paying for them. 

“Campaign ads on social media have taken on a life of their own,” Mullin stated. “AB 2188 extends the requirements of AB 249 (the DISCLOSE Act) to social media, giving voters the ability to see the top three funders of political ads on the various social media platforms.”

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Monday, August 27, 2018

I chose to author AB 84 (Legislative Leadership Committees) because of my role as Assembly Speaker pro Tem, as well as my commitment to disclosure, transparency and the need to counter unlimited money that pours into campaigns from Independent Expenditure Committees and SuperPacs. Until we can overturn the Citizen’s United decision, or reach an agreement on the public financing of campaigns, I felt AB 84 provided a viable option given the increased reporting requirements and disclosure it required, as well as abiding by the existing limits on donations to similar party committees.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bipartisan request receives unanimous support from the Joint Legislative Audit Committee

SACRAMENTO – Speaker Pro Tempore Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) led a bipartisan coalition of legislators including, Assembly Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron (R-Escondido), Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo) and Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Palo Alto), in requesting an audit of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) to investigate the organization’s enforcement activities, adherence to its mission, funding and operational needs and structure.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

For Immediate Release - June 14, 2018 - 916-319-2022 (W) 

Sacramento – “Today, the California State Legislature passed its eighth on-time balanced budget in as many years. As Speaker pro Tem and a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, I am proud of the hard work done by all of the budget sub-committees, the two house conference committees in cooperation with Governor Brown and his staff.

The 2018-19 budget is fiscally prudent. The contributions this budget allocates to the Rainy Day fund brings its total to the maximum of $16 billion. This budget also creates a new reserve fund, the Budget Deficit Savings Account which was first proposed in the Assembly, providing even more savings to help us ride out future economic downturns.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin asked the State Assembly to pass his Assembly Bill 3110. The measure will create a Board of Athletic Training to register athletic trainers and reserves the athletic trainer title for those who are nationally certified. “Athletic trainers are health care professionals who are often charged with managing serious medical conditions,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “This is long overdue.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

For Immediate Release - Contact: Susan Kennedy

May 31, 2018 - 916-319-2022 (W)

Mullin’s Social Media DISCLOSE Act Clears the Assembly Floor

Sacramento – AB 2188, the Social Media DISCLOSE Act has cleared the State Assembly and now moves to the Senate on a 58-7* bi-partisan vote. AB 2188 will extend current campaign finance disclosure requirements to political ads appearing on social media platforms.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s (D-San Mateo) measure (Assembly Bill 2188) to require discloser of who pays for political ads on social media has passed the Assembly. AB 2188 is also known as the Social Media DISCLOSE Act. “As most of us are well aware, with increasing frequency, people are getting their news and information via social media,” Assemblymember Mullin said as he presented the bill to the Assembly.