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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

(SACRAMENTO)-  Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) presented Assembly Concurrent Resolution 87, recognizing Emergency Medical Services Week as May 21st – May 27th, 2017. The measure was approved by the Assembly unanimously and was coauthored by 66 legislators. Assemblymember Rodriguez was joined by representatives from California Ambulance Association, United EMS Workers AFSCME Local 4911, Cal Fire medical teams, the California Highway Patrol Central Valley Operations Unit, Sacramento Fire Department, American Medical Response, Emergency Nurses Association, and the California Professional Firefighters.

Monday, May 22, 2017

(Sacramento) – Led by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), the State Assembly approved Assembly Concurrent Resolution 87, declaring the week of May 21st to the 27th as Emergency Medical Services Week in California. EMS Week is a national campaign dedicated to professionals who provide life-saving care to others in their time of need. “California is home to over 80,000 career and volunteer emergency medical service personnel who treat over 2 million Californians a year,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rodriguez Responds to Governor Brown’s May Revise Budget  

 

(SACRAMENTO)-  Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown unveiled his 2017-18 California State Budget May Revise proposals in Sacramento. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, D-Pomona, Chair of the PERSS Committee responded with the following comments on healthcare, transportation, and more:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Proposed Law Could Boost Pay for EMTs and Paramedics

Ambulance companies dismiss proposal as a "double financial penalty".

By Paul Krueger

 

A state assemblyman has joined the effort to protect rest and lunch breaks for California’s EMTs and Paramedics.

Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, a Democrat from Pomona, is sponsoring legislation that would require ambulance companies to pay their crews an hour’s pay if their required rest or lunch breaks are interrupted by an emergency.

Rodriguez’s proposal would also require the companies to give those employees another rest or lunch break in that same shift, to make up for the interrupted rest time.

“They'll be guaranteed,” Rodriguez told NBC 7 Investigates. “It's in writing, and if you can't, you'll be financially compensated for them as well."

Monday, May 1, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) has spent more than 30 years as an Emergency Medical Technician so he knows the stress and struggles emergency medical service providers are facing every day. That’s why he authored Assembly Bill 263, the Emergency Medical Services Bill of Rights. Find out what needs to be done to keep these first responders safe and healthy in this Assembly Web Report.http://www.asmdc.org/rodriguez

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Months Long Backlog for Commercial DMV Licenses Passes First Committee

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation aimed at reducing a severe backlog at the Department of Motor Vehicles for people desperate to take their commercial driver’s license test was approved in the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday.

Thursday, April 20, 2017