Latest News in the 75th District
Bill Expands Options for Families, Places Children in Homes Faster
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher announced today that his legislation to make the adoption process easier has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
The change in law streamlines the adoption process by clarifying timelines for court hearings involving the termination of parental rights and voluntarily allows birth parents in agency adoptions to finalize adoptions faster by allowing them to waive their legal right to revoke relinquishment, the period of time after a child has been placed with adoptive parents when birth parents are allowed to change their minds.
Bill mandates reform, improves public safety and saves taxpayers money
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher today announced that his legislation to bring needed reform to the San Diego Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) program has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill will improve government efficiency and transparency and will save taxpayers money.
The measure dissolves SAFE and charges San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the region’s transportation agency, with operating and maintaining San Diego’s call box system. It mandates that the SAFE board give SANDAG sufficient funds from its reserves to operate the call boxes. The remaining money in SAFE’s reserves – approximately $8 million – will be redistributed to cities and the county to pay for transportation and motorist aid based on each city’s population.
Assemblymember Fletcher: Middle Class Scholarship Act Helps Businesses, Students and California
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (I-San Diego) joined with a bi-partisan, super-majority of lawmakers in the State Assembly in approving the Middle Class Scholarship Act (www.MiddleClassScholarship.com). Authored by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, the Middle Class Scholarship Act will eliminate a tax loophole in California law which allows out-of-state corporations to pay less in taxes than businesses based in California. The approximately $1-billion saved by closing this loophole will be used to fund the Middle Class Scholarships, which will cut student fees by two-thirds for UC and CSU students whose families earn less than $150,000 per year and provide $150-million to the state’s community colleges." Assemblymember Fletcher said he’s voting for the Middle Class Scholarship Act because it will benefit California companies, thereby improving the state’s economy and California’s middle class families who are struggling to afford a higher education. Here’s more from Assemblymember Fletcher.
SACRAMENTO – In case you missed it, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (I-San Diego) were featured in a KUSI San Diego piece on the Middle Class Scholarship Act. Assemblymember Fletcher announced his support for the bill while meeting with the Speaker, college students and business leaders at the Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego on Friday.
(San Diego) - Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has announced new support for the Middle Class Scholarship Act (www.MiddleClassScholarship.com), legislation he introduced in February to address the crisis in higher education affordability for California's students and families. Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (I-San Diego), representatives from the business community and students joined the Speaker in supporting the Middle Class Scholarship Act. "The Middle Class Scholarship Act will close a corporate tax loophole that hurts California's businesses and costs the state jobs, will cut student fees by two-thirds at UC and CSU, and will make our community colleges more affordable as well, helping ensure that all California's students have the chance to make the most of their potential," said Speaker Pérez. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
Speaker and Assemblyman Fletcher Joined by Qualcomm Executives and Biocom Representatives, Students in Support of Tax Fairness and Affordable Higher Education
SAN DIEGO - Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) announced new support for the Middle Class Scholarship Act today, legislation he introduced in February to address the crisis in higher education affordability for California's students and families. He was joined by Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher (I-San Diego) who announced his support for the Middle Class Scholarship Act, and by representatives from the business community and students who will benefit from the Speaker's Legislation.
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher today issued the following statement in support of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, legislation to protect the rights of homeowners and establish a fair and consistent process for homeowners in danger of foreclosure:
"Times are tough and many homeowners are struggling to stay in their homes. Today, I voted in support of the Homeowners Bill of Rights which will help thousands of Californians avoid foreclosure. This legislation ensures proper protections exist and a fair process is put in place to minimize the number of foreclosures," said Nathan Fletcher.
Poway resident recognized for coordinating efforts to help veterans
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, I-San Diego, today announced that he named Poway resident Gary Rossio Veteran of the Year for the 75th Assembly District.
"As a combat marine veteran, I know first-hand the critical importance of providing needed services to those who have honorably served our country," said Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. "With local leadership, coordinated community-based responses can help ensure all veterans live with the dignity and respect they deserve. I am pleased to honor Gary for his commitment to San Diego's veteran community."
Rossio has been an advocate for San Diego veterans, leading an initiative to facilitate veteran affairs services to the North County, South Bay and Imperial County.
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, I-San Diego, today announced that three key measures to reform California laws and bring needed transparency and regulatory relief to taxpayers were passed by the Senate in policy committees yesterday.
The measures bring needed transparency to the San Diego freeway call box program, make California adoptions easier, faster and more affordable for people seeking to adopt and ensures the proper implementation of Chelsea's Law, a one-strike provision for sexual predators who target children.
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, I-San Diego, today announced two key measures to bring needed reform, transparency and regulatory relief to California taxpayers received unanimous support on the Assembly floor.
The measures bring needed reform to the San Diego freeway call box program and make California adoptions easier, faster and more affordable for people seeking to adopt.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
San Diego Call Box Bill Passes First Committee Hurdle
Legislation mandates reform, transparency and saves taxpayers money Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher's legislation to bring needed reform to the San Diego Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies program, also known as SAFE, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee today 9-0. "We must always be good stewards of taxpayer money, particularly during difficult budget…Continue reading...
Friday, September 30, 2011
Fletcher Legislation To Reform The Way California Deals With Sex Offenders Signed By Governor Brown
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher's legislation to reform the way California deals with sex offenders was signed today by Governor Brown, following unanimous, bipartisan votes by both houses of the Legislature. The legislation, which is part of a comprehensive oversight plan released in May 2011 for the ongoing implementation of Chelsea's Law,…Continue reading...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Fletcher Urges Governor Brown To Sign Legislation To Support Suffering California Food Banks
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher today urged Governor Brown to sign legislation that will give a ten percent tax credit to California growers for the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables donated to California food banks. The bill will create a new state emergency food assistance program, for the purchase of California…Continue reading...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Fletcher Joins Speaker Perez, Bipartisan Delegation In Mexico City To Strengthen Economic Ties
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher has joined Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and a bipartisan delegation of Assemblymembers to Mexico City following the adjournment of the 2011 Legislative Session. The trip, which is sponsored by the Council of State Governments, will focus on strengthening the economic ties between California and Mexico.…Continue reading...
Friday, September 09, 2011
California Leaders Respond To Agreement On Jobs Plan
Prominent California leaders have responded to the announcement that the Governor and members of the Assembly have reached an agreement on the Governor's jobs plan. The measure will close a tax loophole on out-of-state corporations while providing tax relief to small business and working families. "This is a tax cut…Continue reading...
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Legislative Leaders, Governor Brown Reach Agreement On Jobs Plan To Lower Taxes In California
SACRAMENTO, CA-Legislative leaders, including Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, and Governor Jerry Brown, today announced that they have reached a compromise on Governor Brown's jobs plan to lower taxes on California's small business community and provide relief to working families. The bipartisan deal will remove a tax loophole that benefits out-of-state corporations…Continue reading...