Press Releases

SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) introduced AB 3129, which would increase the fine of patient brokering up to $10,000.  "Drug and opioid overdoses are currently in the top 20 causes of death statewide and in Orange County, we see the toll this takes on the communities and lives affected by the opioid crisis," said Brough. "Unfortunately, there are bad actors who take advantage of this vulnerable population and get paid anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 for every patient they send to an unlicensed drug rehab facility."  "Currently the fine that the Department of Health Care…
SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) introduced AB 2115, which would for the residents of Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties, exempt from gross income any income earned on the moneys contributed to a homeownership saving account (HSA) on or after 1/1/21. "California's housing crisis has left our state with home values and rents that are the most expensive in the nation, " said Brough. "This bill allows first-time home buyers the option to save money in an account, without it being taxed, in order for the funds to be used as a down payment or for closing costs on a home…
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) is introduced AB 2091, which would require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to sponsor a 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles License Plate and the proceeds from the license plate would go towards weekend office hours for the DMV. "A state audit from last year put on display how dysfunctional the DMV has been operating and Californians have spent an excessive amount of time waiting in offices just to be seen" said Brough. "My bill would keep the DMV open on the weekends, which would cut down on wait times and allow Californians …
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) is introduced AB 2090, which would permit California Drivers to choose a 2-year vehicle registration beginning January 1, 2021. "The wait times at the DMV have been atrocious and have cost California taxpayers more money in order to reduce those time constraints" said Brough. "My bill aims to alleviate wait times at the DMV by allowing Californians to register their vehicles up to two years instead of requiring it to be renewed every year."  A recent Department of Finance audit found that if customers were required to renew their…
I want to give you a quick update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how the State of California is responding. In a recent notice, the Federal Government has removed from consideration the proposal to house COVID-19 patients at the Fairview Developmental Center. In no way do I find it appropriate or would I support a move to place patients in quarantine in Costa Mesa or in populated Orange County. The State must act in a way that protects the health and safety of our communities.Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference on COVID-19 and here are the facts:    In California, 8,400…
San Juan Capistrano – Assembly Member William P. Brough (R-Dana Point) is proud to name the South Coast Conservatory as the 2020 Small Business of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District. With studios in both Laguna Niguel and San Clemente, South Coast Conservatory’s mission is to drive youth to success with important life skills and confidence by providing education, scholarships and performance opportunities. South Coast Conservatory is working on bringing the benefits of dance and the performing arts to places and people who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity. South Coast…
San Juan Capistrano – Assembly Member William P. Brough (R-Dana Point) recognized Kolin Williams as the 2020 Veteran of the Year for the 73rd Assembly District. Williams was presented with an Assembly Resolution surrounded by friends and family at the Saddleback College VETS Center. Kolin Williams served in the United States Army as an M1A1 Main Battle Tank Crewmember from 1995 to 1999. For his distinguished services he was awarded an Army Commendation Medal, a National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon.  Throughout the course of American history, courageous individuals have…
SACRAMENTO –Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) reacted today to Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-2021 budget proposal: “The Governor's budget would spend a record-high $222 billion, an increase of $8 billion over last year while more and more Californians struggle with affordability. California families and businesses deserve an affordable California. This will not be solved by tax increases but by lasting reforms to reverse the years of over taxing, regulating and spending. I applaud the Governor for addressing California’s staggering home prices and out-of-control homelessness problem. We…
SACRAMENTO – On the first day in session of 2020, Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) presented AB 535 to the Assembly Revenue and Taxation committee, which would increase the amount of licensed mental health and housing professionals in California by providing a tax credit for initial licensing fees. “Licensing fees in California act as a barrier of entry for many professionals either starting a new career or making a career change because these fees require individuals to go into debt before they can even get a job,” said Brough. According to a study by the Little Hoover Commission,…
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) has announced that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed his Assembly Bill 230 that enacts changes to the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program in support of better protections for disabled veteran subcontractors. “While the DVBE program has indeed helped provide jobs for disabled veterans in California, two audits of the program have raised concerns about the program’s administration and data collection,” stated Brough. “This bill is about encouraging more participation by disabled veterans in state contracting bids and the…