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Friday, September 15, 2017

CA Disclose Act

AB 249 Would Bring Increased Transparency to Campaign Funding

Sacramento – The California DISCLOSE Act (AB249) has passed the Assembly with bi-partisan support and now moves on to Governor Brown. This landmark bill will fundamentally change how campaign financing is disclosed in the State of California.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

(Sacramento) – California State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) testified before a Senate committee about his legislation, Assembly Bill 249-Full Disclosure Act. If enacted, AB 249 would make it easier for voters to identify the top-funders of campaign ads and would be the “strongest campaign law on the books,” according to Assemblymember Mullin.  Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) joined students and elected officials at a State Capitol news and rally to support Assemblymember Evan Low’s proposal to lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in California (ACA 10). The press conference and rally was part of a Capitol Day in which over 30 Youth Commissioners from six Bay Area cities learned about the legislative process and met with their state representatives. “This is not a partisan issue,” said Assemblymember Mullin. “Young people are moving towards no party affiliation so the key is to get young people engaged.”  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) is moving Assembly Bill 249, the California DISCLOSE Act, through the state legislature. AB 249 would amend the Political Reform Act of 1974 so voters know who is really paying for ballot measure ads — in the ads themselves.   “In 2016, $473 million was spent funding statewide ballot measures and we must find a way to shed light on the dark money that exists in these campaigns," Assemblymember Mullin told a crowd of supporters at the Stater Capitol. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

(Sacramento) – Legislation authored by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo) could be a game changer for mental health care in California. Assembly Bill 1315 calls for greatly expanded resources for the early detection of psychosis and other symptoms of serious mental illness in young people in California and to respond with evidence based intervention and treatments. "We actually know how to do this," Assemblymember Mullin said to the Senate Health Committee when he presented AB 1315.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bill Amends the Political Reform Act

July 20, 2017
For Immediate Release

Sacramento – Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin has assumed authorship of AB 249, after its original author, former Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez departed the Assembly for Congress. This change of authorship was confirmed on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by the Senate Rules Committee.

Monday, July 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin’s (D-San Mateo) is looking to add some clout to the California’s presidential primary. Assemblymember Mullin’s Assembly Bill 84 would move the California presidential primary election to Super Tuesday in 2020. ““Moving California’s primary election to “Super Tuesday,” in presidential election years would give voters a prominent voice at a time when candidates are experiencing their first test of national strength and viability,” Assemblymember Mullin said the Senate Elections Committee when he presented them with AB 84.  Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.