Assemblymember Mullin Introduces Legislation to Ban Inappropriate use of Antibiotics in Livestock

The Proposal Seeks to Ban Nontherapeutic Uses of Antibiotics that Lead to the Increased Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Super Bacteria 

Sacramento – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) has introduced AB 1437, to help combat the further spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs.

“Resistance to antibiotics is an increasingly serious problem,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “The Food and Drug Administration’s recent voluntary regulations are not enough to stop the inappropriate use of antibiotics in livestock and leave the public’s health at risk.”

Assemblymember Mullin Appointed to Serve on the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee

Mullin Hopes to Promote Clean Energy Policies and Ensure Utilities Prioritize Safety

Sacramento – The Speaker of the California State Assembly, John A. Pérez announced appointing Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) to serve on the Utilities and Commerce Committee.

“I am grateful that the Speaker has entrusted me to serve on this important committee,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “I look forward to using this post to help expand access to clean energy for more Californians and ensuring utilities operate in a safe, responsible manner.”

Legislation Strengthening Protections for Immigrant Workers Passes Out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety

Bill Protects Vulnerable Workers from Extortion

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bill 524 by Assistant Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin passed out of the Legislature with bipartisan support and is now on its way to the Governor’s office for approval. The bill removes ambiguity in the law and strengthens human rights protections for immigrants by including threats to report a person’s immigration status in the definition of extortion.

“California is home to over one quarter of the immigrants who live in the United States,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “We have a civic obligation to ensure our laws adequately protect all people from exploitation and workplace retaliation based on immigration status.”

Legislation to Lower Ballot Rejection Rates is Signed into Law by Governor Brown

Bill Ensures Legitimate Vote-by-Mail Ballots are Counted

SACRAMENTO –Legislation drafted by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) expanding the list of documents used to validate vote-by-mail ballots was signed into law by Governor Brown, taking effect January 1, 2014. Current law says a vote-by-mail ballot may only be counted if the signature on the ballot envelope compares with the signature on the voter’s original registration form.

“Because voting by mail is quickly becoming the preferred voting method,” explained Assemblymember Mullin, “it is critical we do everything we can to ensure voters are not disenfranchised.”

Legislation to Ensure Vote-by-Mail Ballots are Counted Heads to the Governor

20,000 vote-by-mail ballots were rejected in the November 2012 election because of non-matching signatures

SACRAMENTO –Legislation drafted by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) expanding the list of documents used to validate vote-by-mail ballots passed out of the Legislature today and now moves to the Governor's desk for approval. Current law says a vote-by-mail ballot may only be counted if the signature on the ballot envelope compares with the signature on the voter's original registration form.

Fong Host Senior Scam Stopper Event at Saratoga Senior Center

SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblymember Paul Fong (D-Cupertino) hosted a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in the Saratoga Area Senior Center. Co-sponsored by the City of Saratoga, the Saratoga Area Senior Center, and the Contractors State License Board, this free seminar provided useful tips and resources to over 400 members of the community on how to protect themselves from fraud.

"It is unfortunate that seniors are often preyed upon by scam artists and criminals," said Assemblymember Fong. "There is a need in our community to empower our senior community and provide them with the tools to ensure that they are able to protect themselves from becoming victims which this seminar will provide."

Often, seniors are targeted by unlicensed or unscrupulous contractors. In addition to construction-related scams, seniors are susceptible to scams such as identity theft, auto repair, and other investments. The seminar educated and provided tips on how to protect oneself from fraud relating to these types of scams and more.

Participating on the panels included representatives from the Contractors State License Board, California Public Utilities Commission, U.S. Postal Service, and the Council of Aging of Silicon Valley. The panel of experts provided information to seniors on how to identify a scam and how to report it to the proper authorities. Attendees were also able to ask questions and obtain assistance if they are being scammed.

CONTACT: Bryan C. Singh, (916) 319-2028

Assemblymember Representing San Bruno Sees Revised Penalties as a Positive Step

The California Public Utilities Commission has recommended a three hundred million dollar punitive fine in addition to other penalties 

South San Francisco – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin who represents the City of San Bruno where 8 people were killed and 38 homes were destroyed in a gas pipeline explosion on September 9th 2010 made the following statement regarding the Public Utilities Commission’s revised penalty brief:

“The Commission's recommendation that PG&E pay a minimum of $300 million dollars in punitive fines is a positive development. As has been amply demonstrated this company put profits before safety and the people of San Bruno paid with their lives. An unprecedented disaster warrants, at a minimum, these unprecedented penalties."

Legislation to Ensure Mail-in Ballots are Counted Passes Senate Elections Committee

California has the highest vote-by-mail rejection rate of any state

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) expanding the list of documents used to validate vote-by-mail ballots passed out of the Senate Elections and Redistricting Committee today. Current law says a vote-by-mail ballot may only be counted if the signature on the ballot envelope compares with the signature on the voter’s original registration form. This is part of the reason that California has inordinately high vote-by-mail rejection rates.

“Because voting by mail is quickly becoming the preferred voting method, it is critical we do everything we can to ensure voters are not disenfranchised,” said Assemblymember Mullin.