June 11, 2021

The Signal: Valladares tours SCV Veterans Center

Assemblywoman Suzette Valadares toured the Santa Clarita Valley Veterans Center on Lyons Avenue Friday afternoon. She met with Jeff Stabile, director of the SCV Veteran Services Collaborative, as well as two board members — Patti Ryan and Jonathan Ahmadi — and two center volunteers, Fred Frowner and Steve Ends, who are both veterans. Stabile told Valladares that the center needs a veterans service officer, or VSO, who can initiate paperwork for veterans seeking support. To read the full …

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June 11, 2021

Santa Clarita Valley TV: Local Legislators See Bills Move Forward

State legislators had until June 4 to pass their bills out of the house in which they originated, and legislators representing the Santa Clarita Valley are reporting multiple bills on the move. Sens. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, and Henry Stern, D-Calabasas, received the approval of their Senate colleagues to send several of their bills to the state Assembly. Wilk continues …

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May 6, 2021

The Signal: Valladares’ elections bill passes Assembly

A bill to address foreign involvement in state and local elections passed the state Assembly with unanimous support Thursday. Assembly Bill 319, authored by Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, would authorize the California Fair Political Practices Commission to ban campaign contributions from foreign governments and entities in state and local elections, to align local and state FPPC regulation with existing federal law. The bill seeks to …

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April 29, 2021

Hometown Station KHTS: Assemblywoman Valladares Introduces Bill To Assist Wildfire Prevention

On Thursday morning, Santa Clarita Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares’ bill aimed to prevent wildfires passed through the Assembly floor and is now on it’s way to the Senate. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires a lead agency to prepare and certify an environmental impact report on a project that it proposes to carry out. Existing law exempts actions of …

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April 29, 2021

The Signal: Senate approves Wilk bill to combat CEMEX mine project

State Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, announced Thursday his bill, Senate Bill 520, received the unanimous support of the state Senate. SB 520 would give the public the opportunity to weigh in before the CEMEX sand and gravel mine can proceed. “The proposed CEMEX mega-mine at Soledad Canyon Road and the 14 Freeway would be the second-largest aggregate mine in America,” said Wilk. “The project didn’t make sense in 1991, and less so …

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April 22, 2021

Hometown Station KHTS: Valladares Domestic Violence Bill Unanimously Passes State Assembly

A bill by Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, (R-Santa Clarita), expanding access to domestic violence resources was unanimously passed through the California State Assembly Thursday, making it the first bill introduced by Valladares to be passed by the Assembly. Assembly Bill 277 (AB 277), which was introduced by assembly members Valladares and Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel) and is now headed to the …

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April 21, 2021

The Signal: Service to community guides Valladares

Assemblywoman Suzette Valladares, R-Santa Clarita, held up her arms to the camera to display her jacket sleeves during a virtual meeting with The Signal’s editorial board held Tuesday. “I have this ongoing joke that I like to wear jackets with three-quarter-length sleeves so that my sleeves are rolled up and I’m ready to get to work,” said Valladares, a freshman member of the state Legislature’s lower chamber. The new assemblywoman is a member of …

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