Capitol Update

In this update you will find information regarding Assembly Bill 4, Assembly Bill 5, National School Choice Week, and tips for dealing with depression during these difficult times.

Assembly Bills 4 and 5

I co-sponsored Assembly Bills 4 (AB 4) and 5 (AB 5), and both passed the State Assembly on Thursday.  AB 4 allows pharmacy technicians and students to administer Covid-19 vaccines.  It also allows these individuals to administer emergency medications should a reaction occur.  AB 5 requires the Department of Health Services to include individuals age 60 and older in the highest level of vaccine prioritization.  Additionally, it allows vaccines to be administered to individuals in the next level of prioritization under federal recommendation.  It also allows campus wide vaccinations on the same visit in retirement communities to increase efficiency.  Both of these Bills play an important role in ensuring we get needles into the arms of those who want the vaccine as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions on either of these Bills, please call my office.

National School Choice Week

This week is National School Choice Week and I am proud to have co-sponsored Assembly Joint Resolution 3, declaring January 24th-30th, 2021, School Choice Week.  This Resolution recognizes the importance of giving parents the choice in the educational path of their children.

Depression Tips

This past year has been tough on everyone.  In June, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported that over 31% of adults were dealing with symptoms of depression or anxiety.  The Jan/Feb issue of The Iris newsletter from the National Alliance on Mental Illness provided tips on dealing with depression that I decided to include:

  • Shower regularly 
  • Apply moisturizer to your body
  • Put on clean, comfortable clothes
  • Clean and/or organize something
  • Listen to and dance to upbeat music
  • Make and create something
  • Go outside and take a walk
  • Call someone and increase social interaction

Honoring Centurions

I would like to honor those in my District who are turning 100 years old.  If you or someone you know is reaching the century mark, please reach out to my office so we can recognize them.

Contacting My Office

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact Dylan my Legislative Assistant or me. We are always ready to assist you with your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other Capitol updates.