Governor Signs Assemblymember Chu's Bills to Benefit Children
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GOVERNOR SIGNS ASSEMBLYMEMBER CHU’S BILLS TO BENEFIT CHILDREN
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown signed two of Assemblymember Chu’s education bills, AB 1798 and AB 2068. AB 1798 prioritizes students’ safety by establishing a deadline by which all school buses in California must by seatbelts. AB 2068 requires the state to work with electric and gas corporations to evaluate the feasibility of a discounted public school electric and gas rate.
Statement on AB 1798:
“I am happy that the Governor signed these two bills that will help students and our public schools,” said Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas). “California is a leader in transportation safety and the research shows time and time again that seatbelts save lives. This deadline would give parents one less thing to worry about when sending their kids to school.”
Statement on AB 2068:
“AB 2068 will give us the information we need to move towards a discounted schools-only electric and gas rate to ensure more school funds go directly to educating our kids. Currently, public schools are paying the same gas and electric rate as other commercial facilities. Schools spend an average of $700 million on energy every year, which is equal to their spending on books and supplies. A discounted rate would mean more money spent on important services such as mental health and career counseling.”
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