Sacramento –Governor Newsom has signed AB 784, exempting zero-emission transit buses from the state portion of the sales tax until January 1, 2024, in order to advance the deployment of Zero-Emission Buses (ZEBs) in California.
“California is one of the only states that charge public transit agencies sales tax,” Assemblymember Mullin pointed out. “In spite of that fact, many California transit agencies including SamTrans have begun to deploy ZEBs in an effort to reduce dangerous pollutants and emissions from the air. However, since ZEBs are considerably more expensive than their diesel-fueled alternatives, this temporary tax break will help these cash-strapped agencies make this transition more easily.”
October 9, 2019 Contact: Susan Kennedy
Sacramento – Sea level rise is one of the most serious consequences of climate change and now that Governor Newsom has signed AB 825 by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin, San Mateo County is taking a significant step forward in addressing this serious issue.
“San Mateo County has more people and property value at risk from rising sea levels than any other county in California,” Mullin stated. “It is one of the most serious consequences of climate change and I am incredibly proud that San Mateo County is taking a pro-active approach to address it.”
Sacramento –AB 1168, by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin has been signed by Governor Newsom. The bill requires emergency dispatch/call centers statewide to implement text to 9-1-1 and real-time text services by 2021.
“As someone who is hard of hearing, I am very aware of the positive impact this legislation will have on the members of the deaf and hard of hearing community," Mullin stated. “This technology will also benefit those who find themselves in a situation where it may be too dangerous to dial 9-1-1 and speak to a dispatcher.”
California 17 Year-Olds Would Be Allowed to Vote in Primary Elections
Sacramento – Today, ACA 4, Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s effort to allow 17 year-olds to vote in primary elections provided they will be 18 by the time of the General Election, passed off the Assembly floor with 58 votes and is headed to the Senate.