Speaker Pro Tem Mullin Introduces Four Bills

Recount, Antibiotics in Livestock, Expanding Nurse/Family Partnership and Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste are part of initial bill package

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) plans to introduce a comprehensive, permanent election recount reform bill on December 1, the first day of the 2015-16 legislative session. The legislation will require the California Secretary of State to order a state-funded manual recount for any statewide office or ballot measure where the margin of victory is one tenth of one percent (0.1%) or less. The bill will also include a recount process for presidential elections in time for 2016.

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin to Introduce Election Recount Reform Bill

Remains Committed to Fair and Transparent Process

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) plans to introduce a comprehensive, permanent election recount reform bill on December 1, the first day of the 2015-16 legislative session. The legislation will require the California Secretary of State to order a state-funded manual recount for any statewide office or ballot measure where the margin of victory is one tenth of one percent (0.1%) or less. The bill will also include a recount process for presidential elections in time for 2016.

“The need to update our existing recount system was front and center during the recount initiated during the 2014 State Controller’s primary race,” Mullin said. “We have overwhelming indications that the current system is flawed and potentially favors the candidate with the most money to pay for it. I am committed to addressing this fundamental, democratic principle and look forward to working with my colleagues to pass a bill to ensure any future recounts are fair and transparent.”

Statement from Assemblymember Kevin Mullin Regarding the Potential Sale of Daughters of Charity Healthcare System to Prime Healthcare Services

"The Daughters of Charity Healthcare System has been an important provider of healthcare to the underserved in San Mateo County. With the potential sale of the Daughters of Charity Healthcare System DOCHS to Prime Healthcare Services, I have grave concerns that Prime Healthcare Services will not honor the system’s distinguished mission of serving as the community’s health safety net.