Press Releases

Speaker pro Tem Mullin’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

The murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer is the most recent stark reminder of the inequality, racism, injustice and inherent bias that is very much alive in America. It also illustrates the need for continued reform of use of force tactics and overall systemic change in how police officers are trained and evaluated on an ongoing basis in this important area.

Speaker pro Tem Mullin’s Statement on the May Revise

May 14, 2020                                                                                                                               Contact: Susan Kennedy

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                 925-437-2510 (cell)

 

Governor Newsom Signs AB 784 by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin

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.” 

Governor Newsom Signs AB 571 by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin

October 9, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Contact: Susan Kennedy

Governor Newsom Signs AB 825 by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin

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.”