Caucus News

Senator Richard Pan

SB 536 to Put California Firearm Violence Research Center to Work, Passes State Senate

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 536, a measure authored by Dr. Richard Pan, to provide much-needed data to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, passed the California State Senate today on a vote of 25-13. 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 24, 2017: Sen. Holly Mitchell on why wearing jeans is no crime

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO (April 24, 2017) -- Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, took to the Senate Floor today to talk about the need to support Senate Resolution 31, a measure that declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Wednesday, April 26, as Denim Day California.

Senator Kevin de León

California Senate Leader Statement on Earth Day

April 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, and in solidarity with Americans marching around the nation in defense of science:

 

Senator Kevin de León

Statement from California Senate Leader on U.S. Attorney General Request

April 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement responding to letters sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session to the state of California, and other cities and counties, regarding compliance with immigration law enforcement. Attached is a recent letter from legal counsel for the California State Legislature on the same matter.

Senator Henry Stern

State Senator Henry Stern’s Legislation on Voting Rights Passes Senate Floor

April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, State Senator Henry Stern presented his first bill, SB 286 on the Senate floor. The legislation aims to increase voter turnout and reduce the cost of elections. It passed the Senate on a 28-12 bi-partisan vote.
SB 286 will allow voters who misplace or do not receive their vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots to cast a regular ballot if it is certified that the ballot has not already been received.

Senator Jerry Hill

Senate Unanimously Approves Hill Bill Requiring Passengers And Drivers To Buckle in Buses With Seatbelts

April 20, 2017

The California State Senate unanimously approved Senator Jerry Hill’s bill requiring that passengers buckle up when riding in buses that are equipped with safety belts. Senate Bill 20 would also apply to bus drivers.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 20, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on the appointment of former-Sen. Isadore Hall III's appointment to the ALRB

April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talk about the appointment of former-Sen. Isadore Hall, III's appointment to the Agriculture Labor Relations Board, which was confirmed today by the California Senate 25-13.

 

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Consumers with Automatic Service Renewals

April 20, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, that protects consumers who sign up for a free trial with an automatic renewal for a service that comes with a charge today passed the Senate.

Senator Jerry Hill

Hill Bill to Fight Superbugs Clears State Senate Health Committee

April 20, 2017

On a 9-0 vote, the Senate Committee on Health passed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill that would make California the first state in the country to monitor and track antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 20, 2017: UPDATED - Tomorrow's wage inequality hearing in Los Angeles includes review of implicit bias and its impact on women

April 20, 2017

Los Angeles hearing Friday is second of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Persistent wage inequality and its relation to implicit bias and its impact on women, the work place and in life will be highlighted Friday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality.