Cooley Legislation Extending the Graduated Driver Licensing Program Approved by Assembly Transportation Committee

Rancho Cordova- Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s AB 724 was approved today by the Assembly Transportation Committee.   AB 724 is sponsored by the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, and extends California’s Graduated Driver Licensing program to include 18 and 19 year olds- requiring them to take drivers training in order to obtain a license.

“A grim California reality is that 18 and 19 year old novice drivers have the highest accident and fatal crash rates of any group on the road. The data proves that teenagers who go through the GDL program are significantly and consistently safer drivers,” said Assemblyman Ken Cooley.  “This legislation makes them—and every other driver—safer.”

Eggman, Cooley call for changes to parole under realignment

SACRAMENTO – Assembly members Susan Talamantes Eggman, (D-Stockton), and Ken Cooley, (D-Rancho Cordova), today called for changes to parole requirements for criminals at a joint press conference Monday morning. The conference was in advance of a hearing on their bill to restore prison as an option for the incarceration of parole violators.

"The way realignment handles the parole of dangerous, violent felons needs to be adjusted to reality. We must have prison as an option when other measures have failed," said Eggman, whose district, including the cities of Stockton and Tracy, has seen several cases of parolees committing heinous crimes after repeatedly violating parole.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts Meet & Greet in April

Assemblyman Ken Cooley will host a community meet and greet at Starbucks in Rancho Cordova. During the event, constituents will be able to meet with Assemblyman Cooley to discuss issues important to them, get help with a state agency, or just say hello.

Earth Day Events: Children’s Earth Day Celebration

The Sacramento Children's Museum is partnering with Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, to host Children's Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 2701 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova.