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Gavin’s Law Fails to Pass Assembly Appropriations Committee
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Jim Patterson has learned that Gavin’s Law (AB 1067) failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. This eliminates the possibility for the bill to move forward during this legislative session.Gavin’s Law passed nearly unanimously, twice,...
Neighborhood Watch is coming back to Fresno
FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Getting neighbors to work together to improve community safety is the goal of a program that is coming back to Fresno.The Neighborhood Watch, the program that largely went away during the COVID-19 pandemic, is making its...
Mounting Pressure Puts Fentanyl Higher On Legislative Agenda
Sacramento, CA — Mother Lode Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson is praising the decision of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to hold a special hearing next week on fentanyl.A handful of bills will be reviewed, including one he authored, AB 1058,...
Valley Assemblyman Rejects Public Safety Committee’s Amendments During Fentanyl Bills Hearing
SACRAMENTO, CA (KMJ) – On Thursday morning, Assembly Democrats held a special hearing of the Assembly Public Safety Committee to hear fentanyl bills that they refused to hear previously. Hundreds of Californians are dying every month by counterfeit drugs laced...
Gavin’s Law, named after Clovis principal killed in hit-run, returns to California Assembly
Fresno Bee - A proposed bill to increase penalties for fatal hit-and-run crashes has returned to the California state Assembly after prior failures. AB 1067, or Gavin’s Law, passed through the state’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday in an unexpected vote...