APPLE VALLEY, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill allowing a fifty percent fee reduction of an initial contractor’s license for applicants who served in the United States Armed Forces. Assembly Bill 2105, authored by Assemblyman Thurston “Smitty” Smith (Apple Valley), will help remove the financial barrier and ease the burden for veterans currently residing in California to apply for licenses.
“Military Service often provides Veterans with valuable job skills, which can be used upon entering the civilian workforce. Easing this financial barrier will bring skilled labor into California and help chip away at the growing issue of veteran homelessness in the state.”
If you want to learn more about AB 2105, you may do so online at https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov.
Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith (R-Apple Valley) is a retired small business owner and a longtime advocate for California’s taxpayers. He is the former three-term mayor of Hesperia. Smitty and his wife, Margaret, have been residents of the 33rd Assembly District for over 32 years, where they raised their two children together. Learn more about Smitty at: ad33.asmrc.org.