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Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Collaboration on Medical Cannabis Regulations Sets New Path for Legislature

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) made the following statement after the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 266, which was amended to make Bonta lead author on the bill to regulate the medical cannabis industry. The bill is joint authored by Assemblymembers Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) and Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles).

“Today represents a great demonstration of unity and collaboration among my Assembly colleagues on the critical issue of regulating the medical cannabis industry,” said Assemblymember Bonta.

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Chairs the

Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care

 

WHEN:          Thursday, May 28, 2015

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

 

WHERE:       California State Capitol, Room 447

 

WHAT:         May is Foster Care Awareness Month.  Assemblyman Ken Cooley will

Chair the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. The topics for discussion include ways to support our foster youth through relative caregiver services, school services, and dependency court services. See agenda attached.

 

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Passes First Committee

 

Sacramento — Today the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions on a bipartisan 13-0 vote passed Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 266, taking action to help provide California with a long-overdue business standards for medical marijuana. California is the only state with medical marijuana access for patients that lacks a robust regulatory process. AB 266 aims to improve the current status quo by helping the exercise of Proposition 215 rights within local community norms.

 

Can California force Uber to guard passenger privacy?

Can California force Uber to guard passenger privacy?

Some Uber employees tracked trips of prominent people through the company’s “God View tool.”... Read More

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Community Coffees

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts Community Coffees

Assemblyman Ken Cooley Hosts

Community Coffees in Carmichael & Citrus Heights

 

WHO:            Assemblyman Ken Cooley

 

WHAT:          Assemblyman Ken Cooley will be hosting two community coffee events at locations in Carmichael and Citrus Heights. During these events, constituents will be able to meet with Assemblyman Cooley to discuss issues important to them, get help with a state agency, or just stop by to say hello.  For more information please visit: http://asmdc.org/members/a08/district/upcoming-events.

 

WHEN:          Saturday, April 11, 2015

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM at La Bou Bakery & Cafe

Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

Bill Increasing Penalties for Frivolous Lawsuits Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

On Thursday, September 18, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2494 to curb frivolous litigation tactics.

Prior to 1995, California law provided that litigants subjected to bad-faith and unmeritorious tactics could seek sanctions in the form of attorney’s fees. While invoking this provision did occur and promoted fairness in tactics, it was rare because a very high burden of proof is required to establish bad-faith.

"CMTA appreciates Ken's work on this bill - it demonstrates his commitment to reform the difficult regulatory climate in California,” said Jack Stewart, President of California Manufacturers and Technology Association. “He understands that we need to find ways to make regulations less burdensome and reduce compliance costs such as the frivolous litigation this bill will discourage."

Cooley Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

Cooley Bill Strengthening Active Management of State IT Projects Signed Into Law by Governor Brown

On Wednesday, September 18, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 2523 to strengthen top level management decision-making in state agencies with complex and high risk technology projects.

The bill directs the Director of Technology to bring forward to the Legislature a plan for the development of a cadre of senior technology experts who specialize in supporting state agency technology projects. AB 2523 then directs the Department of Technology to establish such a unit.