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Governor Brown Signs AB 113 – An Effort Led by Assemblymember Daly to Reduce Business Filing Delays

Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) applauds Governor Brown on signing AB 113 (Assembly Budget Committee), a bill co-authored by Assemblymember Daly that provides immediate support to the Secretary of State’s office to speed up the business filling process and eliminate an unacceptable backlog.  Importantly, the bill requires that Secretary of State’s Office reduce processing time to between 5 to 10 days by November of this year.

“I thank Governor Jerry Brown for his leadership on this issue.  This is an important step in reassuring businesses that the state seeks to encourage their entrepreneurial drive rather than allow bureaucracy to slow them down,” said Assemblymember Daly.

CalTax Sponsors Legislation to Improve Parcel Tax Transparency

For years, taxpayers have been left in the dark when it comes to parcel taxes, because there is little public information available about these property taxes. To improve this situation, CalTax is sponsoring Assemblyman Tom Daly’s AB 892, which would institute much-needed reforms to the parcel tax structure.

Parcel taxes are on the front burner in the Capitol this year. Local governments and the spending lobby are looking for ways to make it easier to increase these taxes by lowering the public vote requirement. At the same time, some taxpayers have been discussing how to repeal the parcel tax altogether, and CalTax has prepared a widely distributed policy brief on the tax titled, “The Other Property Tax: An Overview of Parcel Taxes in California.”

Since repeal appears unlikely, CalTax is proposing changes to improve the tax for property owners and government alike.

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CalTax Sponsors Legislation to Improve Parcel Tax Transparency

For years, taxpayers have been left in the dark when it comes to parcel taxes, because there is little public information available about these property taxes. To improve this situation, CalTax is sponsoring Assemblyman Tom Daly’s AB 892, which would institute much-needed reforms to the parcel tax structure.

Assembly votes to honor historic vineyards

How important are California’s old historic vineyards? Important enough that the state Assembly voted Monday on a resolution affirming their value “to the agricultural and social heritage of the state.”

Lawmakers approved the resolution, HR 9, on a voice vote, with no opposition. Proposed by Assemblyman Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, the move has solely symbolic value, but it is a significant  step for vineyardists in the state who are hoping to keep antique vines in the ground.

Assemblymember Daly Commemorates "Black April Memorial Week," April 23-April 30

The date of April 30, 2013, marks the 38th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Recognizing the importance of this event, Assemblymember Daly (D-Anaheim) is co-authoring a resolution with Senator Lou Correa (D – Santa Ana) honoring American and Vietnamese lives lost during the Vietnam War era. "Black April Memorial Week" also seeks to commemorate the countless Vietnamese who became political refugees following the fall of Saigon, which led to the creation of the largest diaspora in the history of Vietnam.

Assemblymember Tom Daly Recognizes Legacy of César Chávez

Assemblymember Tom Daly is proud to recognize César Chávez Day, a State holiday honoring the life and legacy of a historic American leader.  His work with California’s Central Valley farm workers led to the creation of the United Farm Workers, which became a nationwide movement for workers’ rights and justice.

“César Chávez stood for equality, justice and dignity," said Assemblymember Tom Daly. "His methods of creating progress and social change through nonviolence remain relevant and inspiring today.”  As an Anaheim High School student, Assemblymember Daly had the privilege to personally meet César Chávez at a home in the Delhi neighborhood of Santa Ana.  Today Chavez’s legacy lives on in the 69th Assembly District with César E. Chávez High School and César E. Chávez Campesino Park  in Santa Ana. 

Assemblymember Tom Daly Discusses Need to Reduce Bureaucratic Delay for California Business Licenses

SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration, discusses AB 113 and the Assembly's efforts to tackle the 122,000 backlogged business filings waiting to be processed at the Secretary of State's office and to cut the business filing turnaround time from its current 60 days to only five business days. Daly notes businesses cannot open their doors for business or hire employees until the paperwork has been processed by the Secretary of State's Office. AB 113 will help businesses become established sooner and contribute to the state's economic recovery.

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Daly Leads Charge to Promote Economic Growth by Reducing Processing Time for New Business Filings

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly has voted to allocate $2 million toward clearing an unacceptable backlog of new business filings piling up at the Secretary of State's Office. The vote was 71-1, reflecting a strong bipartisan flavor.

The Assembly's action came less than a week after Assemblymember Tom Daly (D – Anaheim) pressed Secretary of State Debra Bowen to explain the reasons for the backlog, which forces entrepreneurs and business owners to wait an average of six weeks to get their paperwork processed.

Assembly finds $2 million for backlogged Secretary of State

That was quick.

Just six days after questioning the Secretary of State about filing delays in her office, the Assembly voted Monday to allocate an additional $2 million to start hiring more staff. The proposal, Assembly Bill 113, still needs to pass out of the Senate before it can be enacted, but the fast turnaround is unusual for Sacramento.

Daly Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 69th Assembly District

Vows to make economic recovery a top priority in office

(SACRAMENTO) - Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 69th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Orange. The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol.

"I'm deeply honored to serve as a representative of Assembly District 69," said Daly. "I will work every day on behalf of what matters to my constituents."

Citing the slow economic recovery, Assemblymember Daly said, "It is crucial that we focus our efforts in the state capitol to help create more jobs and improve the economy."

The oath of office was administered by the Honorable, Mary Lou Villar de Longoria, Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court.