SACRAMENTO—Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a monumental step to end the sale of the last allowable flavor – minty-menthol flavored cigarettes and flavored cigars – that Big Tobacco has used for decades to prey on and hook people, especially youth, communities of color, low-income populations and LGBTQ+ individuals, on nicotine. Banning menthol will help save lives and prevent future generations of smokers, particularly among those disproportionately affected by these deadly products.
“I stand with the women who have shared their painful and most personal experience of being sexually assaulted by Dominic Foppoli, mayor of Windsor. He must resign from his public office immediately.
The horrifying and disgusting reported behavior by Foppoli must be investigated without delay. Everyone who has any knowledge of his actions must be guaranteed that they will be heard and able to speak without fear of retribution.”
SACRAMENTO—Today Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced a $536 million funding plan to help improve California’s resilience to wildfires.
“We know that fire season is looming and I am grateful for the work that has gone into this critical funding deal,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “It includes:
SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announced selecting Debra Kubin, Superintendent of Mendocino County’s Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD), as 2021 Woman of the Year for Assembly District 2.
SACRAMENTO-Reading the Sacramento Bee article today about texts among officers of the city of Eureka's police force was painful and caused me great sadness, anger and concern to see that some members of the Eureka Police Department have a pattern of behavior and culture extremely disrespectful to women, people of color, people protesting legally, and people, frankly, who are extremely vulnerable and down on their luck.
Sacramento–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 817, legislation that will transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 365 days from the date of purchase and a mobile phone app that makes compliance and renewal easier. This bill complements the recent California Department of Fish and Wildlife R3/Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation program.
Sacramento–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 510, a bill that adds new protections for patients from surprise medical bills, building on those already provided by AB 72, a bill that has protected 14 million California patients from surprise medical bills since 2017.
“AB 72 has been a lifeline for patients the past four years protecting them from the financial devastation that surprise medical bills could have caused,” said Wood.
Statement from Assemblymember Jim Wood on co-authoring SB 311
“I’m proud to be a co-author on Senator Ben Hueso’s bill to provide compassionate access to medical cannabis in healthcare facilities for Californians who are terminally ill,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). SB 311, known as “Ryan’s Law,” would require that hospitals and certain types of health care facilities in California allow a terminally ill patient to use medical cannabis for treatment and/or pain relief.
“We can’t allow a discrepancy in state and federal laws to prevent the compassionate use of medical cannabis for terminally ill patients when medicinal cannabis can improve the quality of their end-of-life care,” said Wood.
Click here for a link to Senator Hueso's press release.