Wilk’s homeless veteran bill passes assembly

SACRAMENTO –Assembly Bill 1622 that would provide funding for housing and treatment centers for our veteran population who struggle with homelessness, addiction or mental illness passed off the Assembly floor. Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, is a coauthor of AB 1622. “This bill will provide veterans with critical funding designed for those who are homeless or mentally ill,” said Wilk. …

2016-17 Budget “Air Ball”

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, released the following statement regarding his ‘No’ vote on the $122.2 billion 2016-17 state budget: “The State Controller has acknowledged that incoming revenue is already below the economic forecast, yet Governor Jerry Brown and the majority party pushed for new programs and additional spending. Last month, the Governor and key special interests cut …

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Wilk bill to study odorants used in natural gas storage facilities passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO –Last night, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1904 on the Assembly Floor, which directs the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to conduct a report assessing any potential dangers of the odorants currently in use and identify any potential alternatives. AB 1904 passed unanimously on the Assembly floor. “Many of the negative health effects reported by …

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Wilk pushes to preserve $25 million aerospace tax credit

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, motioned a proposal in Budget Sub-4 committee to adjust the Advanced Strategic Aircraft Tax Credit by one year in order to bring the tax credit years in line with the start date of the federal contract for the Long Range Strike Bomber. “In 2015, California wisely partnered with the aerospace industry when the …

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 …

Aliso Canyon moratorium legislation passes second assembly committee

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented SB 380 as a co-author with lead author Senator Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, to require an immediate moratorium on natural gas injection and restrict production of gas through vintage wells at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. The measure passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee. “It is essential this moratorium legislation go into …

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 …