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Government Relations Updates

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Government Relations Updates


The following are a list of items our committee voted in favor of endorsing:

  • SB 559 (Hurtado): will provide $400 million for funding for the Friant-Kern Canal to provide water to Valley farmers: unanimous approval to submit a letter of Support.
  • SB 224 (Grove): will make certain AG thefts to be cited as grand theft, causing stricter punishments for AG theft crimes; the money from the fines will go towards rural crimes units: unanimous approval to sign onto a coalition letter in Support. 
  • SB 246 (Wieckowski): oil severance tax: unanimous approval to submit a letter of Opposition.
  • AB 40 (Ting): bill for CA to become “oil-free by 2030”: unanimous approval to submit a letter of Opposition.

Amazing partnership for Higher Education

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Government Relations Meeting listening to a wonderful presentation about the “Kern Pledge” from Mary Barlow (KC Superintendent of Schools); Tom Burke (KCCD); and President Zelezny (CSU, Bakersfield). Such an amazing partnership for Higher Education!


KCHCC Board Members in Sacramento meeting

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Last week our President/CEO and CHCC Central Region Director Jay Tamsi along with KCHCC Board Members spent time in Sacramento meeting with elected officials to discuss new laws and business legislation which will impact the Central Valley.


The “highlight” of the visit was the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce - Hispanic Business Policy Summit. Such a great visit with our CHCC leaders Chairman:Frank Montes, President/CEO: Julian Canete, CHCC Board of Directors and all the amazing summit panelist!


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Kern Endocrine Center

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Join us for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Centric Health - Kern Endocrine Center, Dr. Jasleen Duggal, Wednesday, March 27th at 5:30 p.m. located at 4531 Buena Vista Road, Suite 140, Bakersfield, CA 93311.


Followed by light appetizers, refreshments, and a tour of the new state of the art Kern Endocrine Center.


Come and congratulate Dr. Jasleen Duggal, Dr. Atam Bir Singh, Bruce Dains, PA, Jennifer Johnson, FNP.


For more information contact the chamber office at 661-633-5495


Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting DeVino Event Center

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Please join the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Delano Chamber of Commerce for a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for DeVino Event Center, Thursday, 5:30 p.m. April 4th, located at 1427 S. Lexington, Delano, CA 93215.


Come tour DeVino's Event Center, while enjoying appetizers, drinks, live music, karaoke and much more.


For more information contact, 661-725-2278. We hope to see you there!


Cinco de Mayo Revealed

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