Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin Assumes Authorship of AB 249 (CA DISCLOSE Act)

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.

As a strong advocate of voter transparency and campaign reform, Mr. Mullin looks forward to working with his legislative colleagues and all stakeholders to move this bill forward. "I am confident that we can find a path forward on this issue," Mullin stated. “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."

The bill is currently in the Senate Rules Committee waiting for referral to committee. Provided the bill moves through the Senate successfully, it would come back to the Assembly for a concurrence hearing and vote. "The legislative process works," Mullin said. "I'm cautiously optimistic that we can reach an agreement before we recess in September. If not, I am committed to continuing this effort in to completion in 2018."

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Kevin Mullin represents the 22nd Assembly District and is the Speaker pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. He chairs the Select Committee on Biotechnology and serves on the following committees: Budget, Budget Subcommittee #3 on Resources and Transportation, Business and Professions, Elections and Redistricting, and Revenue and Taxation. The 22nd district includes the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Hillsborough, Millbrae, Pacifica, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, portions of South San Francisco and the San Mateo County Coastside communities of Montara and Moss Beach.

Contact: Susan Kennedy
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