Joint Assembly Co-Author Statement On SB 562 By Assemblymembers Bonta, Chiu, Friedman, Kalra, McCarty, Nazarian, Stone And Thurmond

"As co-authors of SB 562, we strongly support the vision of a single-payer healthcare system.  While we were disappointed that SB 562 as passed by the Senate lacked critical details, we were ready to carry on the work necessary for responsible policymaking.

"Given the news that the bill will not proceed in the Assembly this year, we are committed to continuing the work necessary to advance single payer. With the very real likelihood that the Republican Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act, we have no time to waste, and plan to pursue the best avenues for securing single-payer healthcare as soon as possible.  This includes potentially working through the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage or other legislative avenues to continue the difficult discussions required to advance this goal.  We stand ready to engage all stakeholders to advance universal access to high-quality health care for Californians."

Stone Issues Statement on CEMEX Settlement

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the following statement in response to the settlement reached for the eventual closure of the CEMEX sand mining operation in Marina:

Statement on the State Bar Audit

SACRAMENTO--Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has issued the following statement regarding today's released audit of the California State Bar:

Stone Releases Statement on State Budget Deal

SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay) has released the following statement on the negotiated state budget:

“Once again, our state is leading the nation – this time by moving forward with a compassionate, progressive, and balanced budget that hammers away at poverty, inequality, and injustice.  Here are the highlights:

Coastal Monitoring: Ocean Changes and the California Coastline

Members of the public are invited to attend:

The Assembly Select Committee on Coastal Protection and Access to Natural Resources

“Coastal Monitoring: Ocean Changes and the California Coastline”

9 AM – 12 PM

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Room 447, State Capitol


Assembly Fiscal Committee Approves Stone Legislation

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Appropriations Committee has approved several bills by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay).  The following bills will be sent to the Assembly Floor for consideration by the full Assembly: