Press Releases

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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.” 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October 9, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Contact: Susan Kennedy

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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.”

Friday, September 6, 2019

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.”

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

“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.”

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Speaker pro Tem Mullin’s Statement on the California Legislature’s  Adoption of the State’s 2019-20 Spending Plan

“Today, the California State Legislature passed its ninth on-time, balanced budget in as many years. As Speaker pro Tem and a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, I am proud of the hard work done by everyone involved, from the budget sub-committees, the two house conference committees and Governor Newsom and his staff.

The 2019-20 budget is both fiscally prudent and progressive. This budget increases the Rainy Day Fund to a total of $19.4 billion and also contributes to pension obligations by over $4 billion which helps ease the burden on school districts.