Stone Announces Fracking Bill to Regulate Contaminated Wastewater

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has announced legislation to keep communities' water supply safe by ensuring that wastewater used in oil and gas drilling is disposed of properly. AB 669 would provide appropriate governmental oversight and monitoring of wastewater produced during fracking and other oil and gas drilling operations.

"Fracking potentially exposes Californians' water supply to toxic chemicals. Currently, there's little governmental oversight to ensure that our groundwater supply doesn't get contaminated by the large volume of toxic wastewater fracking produces," said Stone. "My bill would address this shortcoming in the law and would help protect the public's health."

Stone To Chair Select Committee On Coastal Protection

February 12, 2013 (SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has appointed Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) to serve as the Chair of the newly convened Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection.

“If the state is to continue to benefit from its world-class coastal resources that support its $43 billion coastal economy, it must focus its attention now on the numerous threats the coast currently faces,” said Stone.  “This committee will delve into these issues, and will work to find solutions.”

Assemblymember Stone and Other Legislators Meet with UC President Yudof at Inaugural Roundtable to Discuss Future of the University

Sacramento - Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) joined legislators and UC President Mark Yudof at the first meeting of the bipartisan UC Legislative Roundtable on January 14 to discuss the state of the University and the role of higher education in California.

"The University of California provides research and learning opportunities that are essential components for hastening our state's slow economic recovery," said Assemblymember Stone. "As the Assemblymember representing both the UC Santa Cruz campus and CSU Monterey Bay, I understand the need to maintain a robust university system in my region and in California.

Stone Appointed Chair of Assembly Human Services Committee

Sacramento - Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz) has been named Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee. The committee considers legislation regarding child welfare, adult foster care, CalWORKS, and developmental disability services.

"I'm pleased to continue my work to protect the most vulnerable Californians by serving as Chair of the Human Services Committee," said Stone. "I look forward to focusing on legislation to improve the lives of California's children, elderly, and disabled citizens."

Former Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone Takes Oath as New Assemblymember for 29th Assembly District

(SACRAMENTO)—Mark Stone (D-Santa Cruz), a former Santa Cruz Couny Supervisor, California Coastal Commissioner and a previous president of the Scotts Valley Unified School District, was sworn in today as the Assemblymember for the 29th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Monterey, Marina, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside, Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and a portion of San Jose. The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol at noon.