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Richard Bloom (USA CA)

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Richard Bloom (USA CA)
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First Name: Richard
Last Name: Bloom
Middle Name:
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Gender: Male
Start Edit Date: 2017/08/30
End Edit Date: 2017/08/30
Office: CA State Assemblymember
State: California
Assembly District: 50
Party: Democratic
Official Gov Site: http://asmdc.org/members/a50
Additional Site: http://www.richardbloom.com/
Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bloom
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymemberBloom/
Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/AsmRichardBloom
Additional Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardBloom
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Draft summary for the individual at Wikipedia

Richard Bloom believes that "our climate and changing" and that "significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be necessary to avoid the worst consequences of climate change (1)" In 2017, Bloom co-authored AB 389, which extends California's cap-and-trade program until 2030 (2).

1. "Assemblymember Bloom Brings in Experts for Climate Change Hearing," April 8, 2015, https://a50.asmdc.org/video/assemblymember-bloom-brings-experts-climate-change-hearing

2. "AB 398 Status, " https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billStatusClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB398

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1. What are the individual's views on whether climate change is real and caused by human activity?

At a 2015 California Climate Change Hearing, Richard Bloom stated that "Our climate is changing and this poses a serious threat to our environment, public health, and ultimately our way of life." Bloom believes that "Over the next few decades, significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be necessary to avoid the worst consequences of climate change." (https://a50.asmdc.org/video/assemblymember-bloom-brings-experts-climate-change-hearing)

2. What votes, actions, and governmental/organizational activities on climate change and clean energy has the individual led/supported/opposed?

In 2017, Richard Bloom co-authored AB 398, which extends the California cap-and-trade program until 2030. He argued in favor of the bill in the assembly, stating that "AB 398 and 617 will balance our economic, health and environmental concerns as California works to reach its 2030 climate targets and improve the lives of all residents."

(https://a50.asmdc.org/video/california-makes-climate-change-history)

Automatically Generated Legislative Actions

AB 1110 Greenhouse gases emissions intensity reporting: retail electricity suppliers.

Final legislative action 2016-08-31 passed yeas 54, nays 25.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 1110 TING Consent Calendar Second Day ).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 1110 TING Concurrence in Senate Amendments).

AB 1550 Greenhouse gases: investment plan: disadvantaged communities.

Final legislative action 2016-08-31 passed yeas 53, nays 22.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass as amended.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 1550 GOMEZ Assembly Third Reading).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 1550 GOMEZ Concurrence in Senate Amendments).

AB 197 State Air Resources Board: greenhouse gases: regulations.

Final legislative action 2016-08-24 passed yeas 45, nays 30.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 197 GARCIA, E. Assembly Third Reading).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 197 GARCIA, E. Concurrence in Senate Amendments).

AB 2722 Transformative Climate Communities Program.

Final legislative action 2016-08-31 passed yeas 49, nays 27.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass as amended.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 2722 BURKE Assembly Third Reading).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 2722 BURKE Concurrence in Senate Amendments).

SB 1383 Short-lived climate pollutants: methane emissions: dairy and livestock: organic waste: landfills.

Final legislative action 2016-08-31 passed yeas 25, nays 12.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass as amended.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 1383 Lara Senate Third Reading Amend By THURMOND Set #1).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 1383 Lara Senate Third Reading By THURMOND).

SB 32 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: emissions limit.

Final legislative action 2016-08-24 passed yeas 25, nays 13.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass as amended.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 32 Pavley Senate Third Reading Amend By WILLIAMS Set #1).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 32 Pavley Senate Third Reading By RIDLEY-THOMAS).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 32 Pavley Motion to Reconsider).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 32 Pavley Senate Third Reading Amend By GARCIA, E. Set #1).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 32 Pavley Senate Third Reading By GARCIA, E.).

SB 350 Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.

Final legislative action 2015-09-11 passed yeas 26, nays 14.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 350 De León Senate Third Reading Amend By WILLIAMS Set #1).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of SB 350 De León Senate Third Reading By ATKINS).

AB 151 California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: market-based compliance mechanisms: scoping plan: report.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass.).

AB 262 Public contracts: bid specifications: Buy Clean California Act.

Richard was coauthor of AB 262.

AB 378 Greenhouse gases, criteria air pollutants, and toxic air contaminants.

Richard was coauthor of AB 378.

AB 618 Local Agency Public Construction Act: job order contracting: school districts: community college districts.

  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass.).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of Do pass and be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations]).
  • Richard voted yea (in favor of AB 618 LOW Assembly Third Reading).

3. What has the individual said about local and regional climate-related impacts and activities?

As Chair of the California Budget Subcommittee on Resources & Transportation, Richard Bloom worked to secure $3 million for bioenergy research in the 2016-2017 California state budget. With federal cuts to scientific researching looming, Bloom stated that "it is our responsibility to both fight efforts to strip our research institutions of their funding and seek ways to bolster them at the state-level." (https://a50.asmdc.org/press-release/joint-bioenergy-institute-receives-department-energy-award)

Richard Bloom served on the Santa Monica City Council from 1999 to 2012. In 2016, Santa Monica adopted a zero net energy ordinance. According to Bloom, this ordinance "reflects the city’s commitment to doing its part to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and energy consumption." (http://solarindustrymag.com/santa-monica-passes-zero-net-energy-building-requirement)

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