The bill would stiffen sentences for habitual speeders from a ticketable offense to a crime where jail could be possible. It has been introduced but not yet heard in the transportation committee, he said.
Krekorian is also hoping to pass two bills that would improve drinking water safety and better utilize rainwater runoff.
A toxic water testing bill would require that drinking fountains in California’s schools be tested for lead and other contaminants, something that is not currently done.
“Some of these schools have very old plumbing systems that have lead,” he said.
The bill, number 2965 in the Assembly, will be heard by the education committee on April 2, then in the committee on environmental safety and toxic materials.
Krekorian is also pushing for a bill that would change what type of concrete is used by construction companies.
“When it rains on parking lots, most of it is channeled to the storm drain,” he said.
“We should be recharging our underground water reservoirs. We have 3 million acre feet beneath us and because we are so built out, that is underutilized.”
Assembly Bill 2013 would require builders to use permeable concrete that would allow water to trickle beneath its surface instead of funneling it down the drain on a path to the sea.
Healthcare bills are also on the docket for Krekorian, a member of the Human Services Committee.
Stemming from the recent recall of 143 million pounds of beef that may have been from sick cows at a Chino meat-packing plant, Krekorian is seeking to pass the Downer Animals Act that would make it illegal to sell beef from sick or diseased cows.
The measure would also regulate that the state test for contaminated beef.