The Latest News from Assembly Pro Tem Mullin in this Capitol Connection

The Latest News from Assembly Pro Tem Mullin in this Capitol Connection


Hi, I’m Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin
and I’m proud to represent San Mateo County in the California State Assembly. Now that Governor Brown has finished signing
legislation from the 2018 session, I wanted to provide you with a brief update. I had a total of eight bills signed by Governor
Brown this year and I’d like to highlight a few that will have a positive impact on
San Mateo County residents and all of California. Child care availability is an important piece
of community infrastructure that can have a positive impact on workforce issues, like
recruitment, work-life balance, absenteeism, employee retention and productivity. AB 605 and AB 2626 collectively address the
shortage of child care and preschool facilities while expanding eligibility and removing some
restrictions for children that can be served in a California State Preschool Program. The success of existing San Mateo County programs
along with significant support and advocacy from local providers and leaders helped make
these bills a reality. I am very proud to continue my commitment
to transparency and disclosure in the elections process and the financing of campaigns. AB 2188 the Social Media DISCLOSE Act is a
landmark campaign disclosure bill that makes California a national leader in the area of disclosure
in online political ads. Last year, AB 249, the DISCLOSE Act, set the
standard for campaign finance disclosure for print, television and radio ads generated
for and against state initiatives and candidates. AB 2188 extends those tough requirements to
social media giving voters the ability to see the top three funders of political ads
on the various social media platforms. As California continues to implement the Voter’s
Choice Act, I recognized the importance of making sure that public facilities remain
available to use as vote centers. While fewer facilities are needed on Election
Day, AB 2540 ensures there will be public facilities available during the early voting
period and that these facilities are equipped with necessary internet and Wi-Fi infrastructure,
accessible to all and generally familiar to community members. And AB 2707 will facilitate voter engagement
by providing one centralized online location where Californians will be able to find essential
information regarding each of their elected officials and the legislative process in general. I also co-authored 16 bills which were signed
into law. These bills included a broad range of issues
including: net neutrality, transit oriented development on BART property, mental health
services for prevention and diagnosis, and allowing first responders to provide basic
care to pets. For more information on my entire legislative
package, you can visit my website or follow me on Facebook. I am looking forward to seeing many of you
this fall throughout San Mateo County. I am hosting coffee and events and will be
hosting or participating in several other special programs, so I hope to see you in
the district. I hope you enjoyed this edition of Capitol
Connection. Thank you for watching!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *