Senator McGuire’s July Report

> July 2018 Report
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> Legislative Updates:
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> All of Senator McGuire’s bills have moved onto their next step in the committee process!
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> The following bills have moved onto their next step in the process:
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> SCR 92: Rumfelt Memorial Highway
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> SCR 124: Del Ponte Memorial Highway
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> SB 1029: NCRA
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> SB 269: Electronic Fish Tickets
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> SB 1309: Fish Omnibus
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> SB 1310: Dungeness Crab Task Force
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> SB 896: Aggravated Arson
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> SB 929: Special Districts Websites
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> SCR 115: Opioid Crisis
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> SB 1415: Ghost Ship: Housing
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> SB 1416: Ghost Ship: Local Fees
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> SB 175: Crisis beds (through its first committee)
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> SB 965: Cattle Council
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> SB 668: Commercial Feed
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> SB 833: Emergency Alerts
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> SB 175: Crisis Beds (second committee of the week)
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> SB 629: Alcohol Fees: Websites
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> Pawnee Fire:
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> After the Pawnee Fire erupted on June 23, Senator McGuire immediately contacted Sheriff Martin, OES, and Cal Fire and continues to be in contact about the fire’s movements. The Senator is focused on resources for fire survivors.
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> Recently:
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> Senator McGuire is working with the County of Lake and the CA Department of Finance on solutions for the property tax losses that Lake has endured from 5 fires in three years.
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> On June 6th, Senator McGuire honored North Coast Opportunities as Non-Profit of Year – an incredible organization serving Mendocino and Lake county communities that led individual recovery and donation distribution efforts after last year’s Redwood Complex and Sulphur fires.
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> Bruder and NCO Board Chair Ross Walker joined Senator McGuire at the State Capitol Wednesday for a special ceremony in recognition of nonprofits across the state that have been chosen to represent their districts for California Nonprofits Day.
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> 2. Senator McGuire secured $2 million in State funding for upgrades to the Redwood Valley County Water District.
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> When the Redwood Complex Fire burned over 36,000 acres and destroyed over 500 structures last October in Mendocino County, that included 187 homes that are in the Redwood Valley County Water District. The District infrastructure faced significant damage due to the fires and it was discovered the main water line would need to be expanded in order to rebuild the homes to meet modern-day fire safety and building code requirements, with enough flow to accommodate fire sprinklers.
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> For the past six months, Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Jim Wood have been working with the County of Mendocino, the Redwood Valley County Water District, California’s Office of Emergency Services, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to determine how $7 million in upgrades to the system could be funded.
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> State Budget:
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> For months, Senator Mike McGuire and the entire North Bay Legislative Delegation worked tirelessly and led the way with the California Fire Chiefs, the California Professional Firefighters Association, CalFire Firefighters, California Fire Districts Association, California State Fire Fighters Association and many other public safety organizations to secure millions in new funding for enhanced mutual aid. McGuire, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, is pleased to announce $50 million dollars will be dedicated to enhanced mutual aid response, which will better equip and prepare our state’s firefighting agencies to battle the “New Normal” of California’s wildfire season.
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> $500 million from the General Fund will be available as emergency assistance for local governments to respond to homelessness. In addition, since he was first elected, Senator McGuire has pushed for dedicated funding for Career Technical Education to train our future workforce. In 2015, Senator McGuire – working with Governor Brown – secured $900 million over three years in Career Training and Job Skills programs in public schools. In this year’s budget deal, $300 million in ongoing funding has been allocated for Career Technical Education programs in Kindergarten through 12th grade.
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> Immigration:
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> Senator McGuire is part of a leadership team in the Senate bringing a resolution on the issue of the Trump Administration’s immigration policy. The text of the resolution, SR 114, can be found here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SR114
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> Senator McGuire also believes that the state of California should take legal action against the administration for their inhuman actions, and is working to pursue that avenue of response as well. Further, a letter was sent to Governor Brown signed by Senator McGuire along with several other legislators urging the Governor to recall the California National Guard at the border because we cannot tolerate our state resources to support government agencies detaining young children involuntarily ripped from their parents, many of whom were seeking refuge in accordance with national and international laws. CA doesn’t want take any part in President Trump’s inhumane, zero-tolerance policy separating children from their parents.
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> Other states that have already pulled their National Guard troops, including states that are led by both Republican and Democratic Governors, include: Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, while Colorado, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Oregon have refused to send troops
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