BAKERSFIELD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement applauding joint operations between the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Bakersfield law enforcement that have resulted in 470 arrests for illegal activities, 244 stolen vehicles recovered, and 10 crime-linked firearms seized:




SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) released the following statements after three of her priority bills from her legislative package on ‘Government Transparency and Accountability.’ Senate Bill 1151, the Foreign Influence Transparency and Accountability (FITA) Act,




VISALIA, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) toured the Creative Center, Visalia to recognize them as Senate District Sixteen’s 2024 Non-Profit of the Year. The Senator will present a ceremonial Senate Resolution to the organization’s Executive Director, Joel Glick, before touring the facilities & meeting with staff.




FARMERSVILLE, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) join public safety officials, city and county leaders, as well as community members for a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of the City of Farmersville’s new Fire Station.




SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement after her legislation, Senate Bill 1157, the Human Trafficking Prevention and Anti-Money Laundering Act, passed through the Senate Committee on Government Organization.




SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) recently introduced legislation to broaden the admission criteria for registered nursing programs in community college districts by allowing districts that have opted for multi-criteria screening measures to evaluate candidates for admission to include individuals from Medically Underserved Areas.




Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement after the Federal Government, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) water resilience, sent a letter to all U.S. Governors inviting state level environmental, health and homeland security secretaries to a coordination meeting on safeguarding the water sector infrastructure from ongoing cyberattacks.




Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) recently introduced legislation to protect students from extreme weather exposure by requiring the California Department of Education to develop guidelines.