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LA Times: Assembly approves moratorium on injecting gas into Aliso Canyon wells

April 29, 2016
Amid concern over the months-long leaking of natural gas in Aliso Canyon near Los Angeles, the Assembly on Thursday formally approved strict rules preventing injection of new gas into old wells until experts determine the operations are safe.

KHTS AM: Wilk, Pavely's Aliso Canyon Moratorium Bill Passes Assembly Floor

April 29, 2016
Senate Bill 380, which was lead authored by Pavely and co-authored by Wilk, provides a statutory framework for the wells at Aliso Canyon to be evaluated, and the potential risks to the community minimized, before injections resume at the facility.

SCVNews: Assembly OK's Pavley-Wilk Aliso Canyon Safety Bill

April 29, 2016
Acting to ensure that public safety will be protected before storage activity can resume at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, the Assembly Thursday approved urgency legislation authored by Senator Fran Pavley and co-authored by Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita.

The Armenian Weekly: More than 60,000 'Rally for Justice' at LA Turkish Consulate

April 24, 2016
Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles to protest Ankara’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide and to commemorate the 101st anniversary of that crime.

SCVNews: Wilk Measure to Reform CPUC Passes Policy Committee

April 21, 2016
A constitutional amendment from Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, which would put an initiative on the ballot to remove constitutional protections currently enjoyed by the Public Utilities Commission, was passed in the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee earlier this week.

SCVNews: Wilk Bill Providing Technology Training for Teachers Passes Committee

April 20, 2016
Assemblyman Scott Wilk’s (R-Santa Clarita) Assembly Bill 2706 passed the Assembly Education Committee with unanimous support; it would create a pilot program to support teachers and students in utilizing technology in their daily lessons.

Sacramento Bee: California PUC tear-down measure clears first hurdle

April 20, 2016
California’s embattled utilities regulator moved one step closer to losing its autonomy Wednesday as an Assembly panel passed a measure to overhaul the Public Utilities Commission.

Public Radio of Armenia: California honors Armenian Genocide victims on 101st anniversary

April 19, 2016
A delegation of the Armenian Council of America (ACA) participated in the annual Armenian Genocide Advocacy Day sponsored by the California Armenian Legislative Caucus on April 18 at the State Capitol, marking the 101st year of commemorating the Armenian Genocide.

SCVNews: Wilk's Franchise Bill Heads to Assembly Floor

April 18, 2016
A bill to amend the California Franchise Investment Law to make the negotiation process more efficient between both franchisees and franchisors passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously.

SCVNews: Wilk Bill to Give Up State Copyright Clears Committee

April 18, 2016
A bill to ensure that state publications produced at taxpayer expense belong to the public and can be freely copied, shared or distributed cleared the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review.