Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, seeks to protect school safety funding

School safety plans are required by law but state funding to allow districts to have up-to-date planning and training opportunities may go away.

Technically, it would be distributed in a different way. But some think the change is one that shouldn’t happen. Under Gov. Jerry Brown’s Local Control Funding Formula for schools, many categorical designations for money will be done away with. Instead, the money would be given to districts through a per-pupil formula.

Assemblymember Mullin’s Tax Reform Bill to Boost Manufacturing in the State Heard in 1st Policy Committee

The Assistant Speaker pro Tem's Tax Reform Measure Enjoys Broad Bipartisan Support

Sacramento - Assemblymember Mullin’s legislation (AB 486) will exempt California’s remaining manufacturers from sales tax on equipment used for manufacturing and research and development.  The intent of the bill is to put California businesses on equal footing with other states and help revitalize manufacturing in California.

“Nearly every other state in our nation exempts equipment used for manufacturing from sales and use taxes,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “This puts California’s manufacturers in our state at a distinct disadvantage.”

Legislation to Encourage Whistleblowers to Report Waste Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee with Bipartisan Support

Bill Promotes Awareness of Whistleblower Protections for State Employees and the Public

Sacramento – The California Whistleblower Protection Act establishes a process for state employees to report improper governmental activities or make anonymous tips to the State Auditor about government waste, fraud, or abuse. The act also prohibits retaliation or reprisal against a state employee or member of the public for filing such a report.

Mullin’s bill will promote awareness of this process and the protections provided to whistleblowers to both state employees and the public. Even though the public may file such complaints, they are generally not made aware of the existence of the whistleblower program through the most visited state websites.

Legislation Strengthening Protections for Immigrant Workers Passes 1st Policy Hurdle

Bill Protects Vulnerable Workers from Extortion

SACRAMENTO - Assembly Bill 524 by Assistant Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee today on a vote of 5 to 2.

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.

Assemblymember Mullin Introduces Education Bill to Save Two Critical Training Programs

The Assistant Speaker pro Tem is collaborating with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on a bill to preserve funding for school safety plans and new teacher training.

Sacramento - Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has drafted legislation to keep kids safe and ensure our newest teachers receive first-rate training as they begin their careers. Assembly Bill 470 (AB 470) will strengthen the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program, an induction program the helps new teachers navigate state requirements. It also preserves the critical School Safety Consolidated Competitive Grant, which provides expert crisis response training to school districts.  

“I agree with the governor’s budget proposal to give more funding control to local school districts, but there are programs we can’t afford to lose,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “By protecting two vital programs, AB 470 maintains high caliber preparation for new teachers while keeping kids safe at school.”

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin & Senator Lou Correa Announce Introduction of Tax Reform Bills to Boost Manufacturing in the State

Sacramento - Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, Senator Lou Correa, and several business leaders from throughout the state held a press conference to announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to improve California's business climate.

The two bills, introduced in their respective houses, will provide a sales tax exemption for California businesses that purchase equipment used for research and development and manufacturing. Business outputs are already subject to sales tax. Taxing both business inputs and business outputs results in double taxation. Most other states either provide a significant exemption or don't tax these purchases at all. This puts California at a distinct disadvantage as we compete with other states as well as nations throughout the world.

Lawmakers Introduce Bills Aimed At Bosltering Youth Vote

Two state Senators have proposed legislation that would require at least one polling place on each University of California and California State University campus.

They also seek to expand voting on community college campuses.

Meanwhile, Democratic Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in a primary if they will turn 18 by the general election.

Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill to Allow 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primaries

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has reintroduced a bill that would allow 17-year-old Californians to vote in primaries.

Without doubt – getting behind the wheel of a car is a teen dream.

But you have to practice with a permit first under the watchful eye of a seasoned driver, before you can tackle the road on your own.

Assemblymember Mullin Introduces Legislation to Allow 17-Year-Olds to Vote in Primaries

Mullin's 1st Bill is a Continuation of His Father's Efforts to Expand Voting Access

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has introduced ACA 7, a California Constitutional amendment to allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they will be 18 by the next general election. The bill is identical to legislation introduced by his father, Assemblymember Gene Mullin, that wasn't able to meet the 2/3rds voting requirement on the floor of the Assembly.