Lackey/Wilk Highway Memorial honoring Senator Sharon Runner wins final approval

Sacramento –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R- Palmdale, presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 138, which would name a portion of State Highway Route 14 as the Senator Sharon Runner Memorial Highway. ACR 138 unanimously passed the Assembly. “I feel blessed to have known Sharon as both a mentor and friend. Her love of California and compassion …

Wilk bill to permit beauty salons to offer an alcoholic beverage heads to governor

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s, R-Santa Clarita, Assembly Bill 1322 passed its final vote in the Legislature. AB 1322 would add beauty salons and barbershops to the list of businesses allowed to serve an alcoholic beverage without a license or a permit to clients ages 21 and over, provided no extra fees are charged for the beverage. “Going to the …

Wilk bill to study odorants used in natural gas storage passes Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1904, which would mandate the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to submit a report assessing the potential dangers caused by odorants to public health and the environment, as well as identify any possible alternatives. The measure passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee unanimously. “During the Aliso Canyon gas …

Wilk/Lackey call on governor to issue State Declaration of Disaster for Sand Fire

SACRAMENTO –Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, along with Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, submitted a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging a State Declaration of Disaster in response to the recent Sand Fire in the Santa Clarita Valley. “The Sand Fire has proven to be a force of destruction,” Wilk said. “I urge the governor to declare a state of …

Transparency to the state Capitol

Although California is known for its sunshine, its Legislature fails to live up to the reputation when it comes to having a transparent legislative process. Sacramento has been hijacked by political elites and special interests. Their governing model is an outdated, industrial-aged, top-down, command-and-control government in which they pick the winners and losers in the marketplace. And by the way, …

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. …

Wilk Honors Jim Lentini as 38th Assembly District “Veteran of the Year”

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R- Santa Clarita, honored Jim Lentini of Santa Clarita as the 38th Assembly District’s “Veteran of the Year” for 2016. “Without the sacrifice of Mr. Lentini and all those who serve our country, Americans would not enjoy the freedoms we value on a daily basis,” said Wilk. “Our veterans risked their lives to defend our …

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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 …