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Assembly Members Lackey and Wilk Introduce Bill to Fight Organized Crime and Protect Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Members Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale) and Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) today introduced legislation to protect small businesses from shoplifting syndicates that are exploiting the reduced sentences enacted by Proposition 47. The reforms in Assembly Bill 2287 would allow prosecutors to use conspiracy laws to go after organized shoplifters, and charge individual thieves with felonies if they steal more …

Wilk bill to require Aliso Canyon long-term health study passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1903, which would require the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to conduct an independent scientific study on the long-term health effects of chemical exposure that occurred during the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. Assembly Bill 1903 unanimously passed the Assembly floor. “Thousands of my constituents were relocated as …

Wilk bill to provide technology training for teachers passes committee

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s, R-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 2706 passed the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous support. AB 2706 would create a pilot program to support teachers and students in utilizing technology in their daily lessons. “It used to be that reading, writing, and arithmetic were the foundations for success. However, in today’s day and age, technology is now included …

Wilk small business franchise bill clears fiscal committee

SACRAMENTO –Yesterday, Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s, R-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 2637, which would amend the California Franchise Investment Law to make the negotiation process more efficient between both franchisees and franchisors, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously. “The idea behind AB 2637 is to help facilitate the negotiation process between franchisors and franchisees in order to make the operation of franchises …

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Wilk bill to ensure taxpayers free use of state publications passes committee

SACRAMENTO –Yesterday, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1648, which would ensure state publications produced at the cost of taxpayers belong to the people and they be able to copy, share, or distribute any publication that is authored by the state. The measure passed the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review. “The bottom line here is that …

Wilk government accountability bill fails to pass committee

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1566, which would improve the accountability of our state agencies, specifically surrounding the recent actions of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The measure failed to pass the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review. “The fact of the matter is no state agency should ever knowingly deceive the Legislature,” said …

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Wilk bill to repurpose high-speed rail funds for water projects fails in committee

SACRAMENTO –Yesterday afternoon, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1866, which would give California voters the chance in November of 2016 to repurpose up to $8 billion in high-speed rail bonds to fund desperately needed water infrastructure projects. The measure failed on a party line vote with the majority party voting down the measure in the Assembly Transportation …

Our schools are deserving of more

Our schools are deserving of more

When a coworker shows up to work sneezing and coughing, there’s often a lot of grumbling for him or her to go home instead of potentially getting everyone sick. After all, nobody wants to get sick and have to leave work or lose hours. It’s just common sense to want sick people to stay home. Unfortunately, this isn’t much of …