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Rodriguez Bill To Improve Residential Care Facilities For The Elderly Signed By Governor

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2044 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez which tightens loopholes in current law regarding residential care facilities for the elderly and improves the quality of life for residents of the facilities.

AB 2044 requires that each residential care facility have at least one manager or other qualified supervisor at the facility at all times as well as an employee certified in CPR. The bill further requires that training for all direct-care employees include building and fire safety and the appropriate response to emergencies.

Governor Signs Active Shooter Legislation

On Sunday Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1598 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, which improves the way first responders train for active shooter situations. Assemblymember Rodriguez introduced the bill in response to the shooting that occurred in November of last year at Los Angeles International Airport in which a Transportation Safety Administration officer was killed.

“I heard too many stories about injured victims at LAX having to wait to receive medical care,” said Rodriguez. “As an Emergency Medical Technician of 30 years, I know how critical it is for the injured to receive prompt medical attention. Our law enforcement, fire and emergency medical responders must work together to prepare for and respond to these incidents. A coordinated emergency response will help bring medical attention to victims faster and could save lives.”

Free Pet Adoption Event To Be Held in Pomona

Assemblymembers Freddie Rodriguez, Chris Holden and Roger Hernández will co-host a free pet adoption day at the Inland Valley Humane Society on Friday, October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For one day, the Inland Valley Humane Society will waive its adoption fees, which covers the first set of shots (4-in-1 for dogs, and FVRCP for cats), rabies vaccination, deworming,  spay and neutering costs, microchip, and free two week follow-up care visit with VCA Animal Hospital in Upland. This amounts to a savings of up to $145 on adoption fees. An annual registration fee may apply according to the city of residence.

Rodriguez To Host Another Backpack Giveaway

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez is partnering with the California Institution for Men in Chino, Echos of Faith World Outreach Ministries and Chino Valley Employees Association to host another backpack distribution event. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given to local school children in grades K-8.

“The Inland Empire is still recovering from the recession and the back-to-school season can be tough financially for many families,” said Rodriguez. “Having proper school supplies creates a productive learning environment. I want to do whatever I can to bring some relief to struggling families and help students gain the tools they need to be successful.”

Rodriguez Gives Legislative Update

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement and legislative update after the conclusion of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session:

“I am pleased with the work we were able to accomplish during my first legislative session,” said Rodriguez. “The legislation that I introduced this year reflects my top priorities which are to encourage job creation in the Inland Empire and to protect public safety. I know there is still a lot of work to do, but I think we are off to a great start.”   

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez Congratulates Local Businesses On Funding Award

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez congratulates CTP Transportation Products, LLC and Southwest Carpenters Training Fund, both of Ontario on being approved for job-training programs funded by the Employment Training Panel. 

CTP Transportation Products will be the recipient of $126,060, which will fund training to update the skills of 150 employees and help the business address out-of-state competition. CTP Transportation Products is a leading producer of commercial vehicle wheels, outdoor power equipment, trailers and other industrial equipment.

Rodriguez Bill To Improve Active Shooter Emergency Response Heads To Governor Brown

Assembly Bill 1598 by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez to improve the way first responders train for active shooter situations is headed to Governor Brown’s desk. Assemblymember Rodriguez introduced the bill in response to the shooting that occurred in November of last year at Los Angeles International Airport in which a Transportation Safety Administration officer was killed.

“I heard too many stories about injured victims at LAX having to wait to receive medical care,” said Rodriguez. “As an Emergency Medical Technician of 30 years, I know how critical it is for the injured to receive prompt medical attention. Our law enforcement, fire and emergency medical responders must work together to prepare for and respond to these incidents. A coordinated emergency response can help bring medical attention to victims faster and could save lives.”

Keep Safe from Wildfires This Summer

SACRAMENTO – In this week's Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), Chair of the Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, shares wildfire safety tips.

This week's English radio address is 1:02.
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Rodriguez Statement on Water Bond

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement on the passing of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:

“Today the legislature came together in a strong, bipartisan agreement to pass a water bond that ensures water reliability, is fiscally responsible and addresses the critical needs of our state and the Inland Empire, especially during this historic drought. Local water agencies will be able to apply for funds from this bond to invest in groundwater cleanup and water recycling projects which are both critically important to our region. The water bond also provides $3 billion for water storage and dam construction which is an important component of drought preparedness. Most importantly, this is a smaller, more acceptable alternative.”

The Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 is a $7.545 billion funding package that includes $900 million for groundwater cleanup, $750 million for water recycling projects and $520 million for projects that provide clean, safe, and reliable drinking water.