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Key Environmental Legislation Passes Assembly

The 3 bills promote sustainable agriculture, climate resilience & environmental justice

SACRAMENTO – As California recovers from this weekend’s historic heatwave, the State Assembly this week passed three bills by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) to help fight the climate crisis, incentivize sustainable agriculture, and advance environmental justice for all. 

Asm. Robert Rivas Applauds Historic May Revise Budget Proposal

Budget Includes Significant Investments in Programs Championed by Asm. Rivas, Including $531M for Climate Smart Agriculture, $500M for Farmers to Repurpose Drought-impacted Land, and $500M for the Golden State Teacher Grant Program

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) released the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise budget proposal, which makes large investments in the K-12 system:

Legislation to Increase Access to Zero-Emission Vehicles for Rural and Small Municipalities Passes Assembly Committee

AB 1110, sponsored by NextGen, passes on the heels of the EPA announcing California can continue to set their own emissions limit on cars and SUVs

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill 1110, the California Clean Fleet Accelerator Program, by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) passed the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development & the Economy with bipartisan support.

Bill to Assist Timely, Expert Completion of Anderson Dam Project in Santa Clara County Passes Off Assembly Floor

Building on Assemblymember Rivas’ efforts last year, AB 271 authorizes Valley Water to hire the best, most skilled contractors to move critical project forward

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) to protect Silicon Valley and Assembly District 30 from dam failure and destruction passed off the Assembly Floor this afternoon with a bipartisan vote of 71-0 and is now headed to the Senate. Assembly Bill 271 will assist the earthquake retrofitting and replacement of Anderson Dam located in Morgan Hill.

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