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Friday, May 5, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D – Concord) released the following statement after this morning’s incident at Valero’s refinery in Benicia:

 

“This morning the Valero refinery in Benicia experienced a power outage, which made it necessary to vent gas from one of their facilities. Residents in the area reported seeing a plume of black smoke coming from the refinery, and many reported the incident to public safety officials.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed Trumpcare:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Following today’s joint oversight hearing with testimony from UC President Napolitano, Regent Chair Lozano and State Auditor Howle, Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D – Concord) released the following statement:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D – Concord) released the following statement on the State Auditor’s report on the University of California’s Office of the President:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In a unanimous bi-partisan vote on Tuesday afternoon, the Assembly Higher Education Committee passed AB 1674 by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord). The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 1674 will ensure that qualified Californian students are not denied admission at UC institutions in favor of less qualified out-of-state students who pay more in tuition and fees.

Monday, April 17, 2017

(Sacramento) – April has been designated Autism Awareness Month and with that in mind Assemblymember Timothy Grayson (D-Concord) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 60 to the State Assembly. ACR 60 encourages California families to attend a Sensory Friendly Screening during the month of April. “Sensory Friendly Screenings are a special opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families to enjoy their favorite films,” Assemblymember Grayson explained. “Participating theaters designate show times during which special accommodations are made for community members with autism. These include leaving the theater lights up, turning the sound down, and suspending the usual rules about maintaining silence.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In a unanimous bi-partisan vote on Tuesday afternoon, the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee passed AB 998 by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord). The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 998 increases transparency and efficiency for veterans in the Veterans Home application process by requiring the creation of an admissions website that allows a veteran to apply online, see his or her current application or wait list status, and access help information for every step of the process.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Today, after the U.S. House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act, Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) issued the following statement:

“The failure of HR 1628 is encouraging for Californians and working class people across the nation who rely on the ACA for affordable healthcare. Conservative estimates indicate that the passage of the bill will cost not only millions of people access to health care here in California but also $20 billion in funding to the state and 209,000 jobs over the next few years.”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) In a unanimous bi-partisan vote the Assembly Judiciary Committee this morning passed AB 492 by Assemblymember Grayson (D-Concord). The bill will now head to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

AB 492 protects consumers, homeowners, business owners and non-profits by enhancing solicitation disclosures to prevent solicitors from producing misleading, official-looking advertisements that result in consumers paying exorbitant fees for public records they can more easily and cheaply obtain from county or state offices.