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Assemblywoman Smith Chairs Informational Hearing on Wildfire Preparedness

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, facilitated an Informational Hearing on Tuesday. The hearing, titled “The 2019 Wildfire Season: Are We Prepared?,” analyzed best practices to fight fires as firestorms become the “new abnormal” year round in California.

Assemblywoman Smith Responds to Governor’s Revised Budget Proposal

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) released the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revision of the 2019-2020 budget proposal:

Assemblywoman Smith to Host Inaugural Speaker’s Appointments Workshop in the 38th Assembly District

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, CA — Looking to make a positive difference in your community? You can apply to become an appointee on one of the Speaker of the State Assembly on a board or commission and weigh in on a multitude of issues. Individuals can be appointed to the California Arts Council, California Transportation Commission and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Governing Board, among other prestigious leadership opportunities.

Assemblywoman Smith Advances Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Bill

Thursday, April 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA — Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) presented Assembly Bill (AB) 1809 in Accountability and Administrative Review Committee on behalf of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE) Wednesday. AB 1809 will ensure that Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) programs are doing the most effective job of serving those who have served.

Assemblywoman Christy Smith College Opportunity Bill Advances

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) is pleased to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 1729 passed Higher Education Committee Tuesday. AB 1729 would allow for a greater number of high school students to enroll in certain community college courses during the summer, helping students get ahead on college course requirements.

Assemblywoman Christy Smith Mental Health Access Bill Moves Forward

Friday, April 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) advanced Assembly Bill (AB) 769 out of Health Committee this week. The bill would eliminate the hiring disincentive among Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Centers (RHCs) by allowing for reimbursement through Medi-Cal for covered mental health services that Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) provide. As a result, AB 769 would also expand access to mental health services.

Assemblywoman Christy Smith Moves Bill Streamlining Property Claim Process

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1637 out of Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The bill allows the State Controller’s Office (SCO) to return unclaimed property directly to state and local entities (e.g. cities, schools, agencies) without requiring these entities to file a claim.

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