(Sacramento, CA) – Key legislation authored by Assemblyman Jim Wood cleared an important hurdle today. The powerful Assembly Appropriations committee approved all but one of Dr. Wood’s priority legislation to help the Second Assembly District, including AB 243, the Marijuana Watershed Protection Act.
Assemblyman Wood said, “I am grateful to have the broad support of my colleagues on these bills that we have worked so hard on. My bills this year focus specifically on issues that will have a direct impact on the Second Assembly District including: increasing accessibility to mental health services, increasing access to broadband, holding state agencies accountable, and addressing the environmental impacts of medical marijuana. There is still a long way to go, but this is a major milestone in the legislative process, and as a first year member I am grateful to have gathered so much support for issues that are so important to our communities.”
All Bills that may cost the State more than $150,000 are sent to the Appropriation Committee’s Suspense File. Assemblyman Wood has been working tirelessly to reduce the costs associated with his bills to better the chances of them passing the committee. Dr. Wood has also met with the Chair of the Appropriations committee on numerous occasions to illustrate the importance each bill has on the district. Today’s victory allows Assemblymember Wood to continue to be a fierce advocate of key issues in the district.
Assemblyman Wood’s Bills will be heard on the Assembly Floor next week.
For more information about specific bills please visit: http://asmdc.org/members/a02/legislation/2015-2016