May 7, 2013
If a barbecue is mostly made here, but its knobs were produced in Mexico, should the grill still carry a “Made in USA” label?
The federal government thinks so. California does not.
Santee Assemblyman Brian Jones, saying the different labeling standards adds to the cost of doing business in California, for the second time is trying to align state law with federal practice.
His measure is on the way to the Assembly floor after clearing its first committee this week.
“The fact that California is the only state in the nation to have such rigid standards is a barrier to business,” Jones, a Republican, said after the vote.
May 3, 2013
Jones: "How will kids ever grow up to obey the law if they aren’t taught to obey the simple rules at school?"
The office of State Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-71, Santee) releases one-minute internet videos of the representative speaking about specific topics dealt with (or not) in Sacramento that drive him crazy.
In this video, Assemblyman Brian Jones, who represents Casa de Oro-Mt. Helix and Spring Valley, responds to legislation that would deny school administrators from suspending students who “willfully” defy teachers.
May 2, 2013
Santana and West Hills high schools expelled a combined 12 students and suspended 242 in 2011-2012, say new figures. But compared with other schools in the Grossmont Union High School District, Santee’s were angels.
April 25, 2013
EL CAJON, Calif. - Some local homeowners and a local assemblyman sounded off about a fee they are being forced to pay after losing their homes to wildfires.
Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) said California's State Responsibility Area (SRA), or fire fee, is the top issue said his constituents are complaining about.
April 25, 2013
The District Office of Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) will be hosting mobile office hours in Southern Riverside County on May 22.
His staff will be available to answer questions regarding constituent services and current matters before the Legislature.
WHO: Assemblyman Brian Jones’ District Staff
WHEN: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22
WHERE: Hemet Public Library, 510 E. Florida Ave., Hemet, CA 92543
Due to redistricting, the 71st Assembly District now includes Southern Riverside County and is represented by Assemblyman Jones.
April 25, 2013
EL CAJON — Eugene and Joanne Antoine’s Deerhorn Valley home of nearly 30 years burned to the ground in the 2007 Harris fire.
Without the money to rebuild, the couple bought a mobile home and put it on their land. Eugene died in 2011, leaving Joanne, now 77, to pay the bills on her fixed income.
Those include a $150 bill known as the State Responsibility Area Fire Fee, which is assessed in rural areas such as Deerhorn Valley. The fee has encountered criticism from some residents who say it is unfair. About two dozen people attended a meeting on the fee Thursday in El Cajon sponsored by Assemblyman Brian Jones, R-Santee.
4/23/2013 SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) to require photo identification prior to casting a ballot was killed by Assembly Democrats today in the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting.
“I am passionate about this issue because the integrity of the ballot must be safeguarded so that the voices of lawful voters are not diluted or disenfranchised due to fraud and illegal conduct; this is equally as important to the credibility of elections,” said Jones. “The right to vote is a fundamental responsibility given to us by the founders of this country.”
April 18, 2013 (El Cajon) – Have you paid $150 for the state fire fee? Have questions? You’re invited to join Assemblyman Brian Jones and Cal Fire at a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event will be at the P2K range at 2082 Willow Glen Drive in EL Cajon.
To reserve a seat, call (619)441-2322.
Assemblyman Jones presents AB 871 in front of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on April 16th, 2013. This bill would have required law enforcement to issue a concealed weapons permit if the applicant meets the conditions of “good moral character” and states that “good cause” includes personal protection or self-defense.
To view the video, click here.
April 9, 2013
A California committee today approved legislation that would allow nurses and midwives to perform abortions. The bill will next be heard in the Health committee following today’s 9-4 vote.
The Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection voted for the bill, which comes after the state took a first step next year and putting women’s health at risk by allowing non-doctors to perform surgical abortions — even though women have been killed and injured in abortions even when performed by licensed physicians.