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.
“I am deeply concerned about the loss of the Cal Channel in October of this year and have been in conversation with Legislative Counsel, the Chief Administrative Officer and will be meeting with the Assembly Rules Chair, Ken Cooley to discuss reasonable alternative options that can be made available for legislative programming. While online programming is available, it is insufficient for many constituents as well as many individuals who need to track legislative business from outside the Capitol. We must find a way to keep the people’s business transparent and accessible and I stand ready to pursue all available options.”