Caucus News

Senator Ben Hueso

Rico’s on 3rd Recognized as 40th Senate District 2018 Small Business of the Year

June 20, 2018

Sacramento, CA – June 20, 2018 – California Small Business Day 2018 was celebrated yesterday in Sacramento, honoring organizations statewide as Small Businesses of the Year. Each honoree was selected by their local legislator as a standout small business in their district. Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) recognized Rico’s on 3rd as the 40th Senate District’s 2018 Small Business of the Year in recognition of its support of the community, and steadfast commitment to customer service and high business ethics.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Senator Lara Introduces First in Nation Bill to Encourage Insurance Market to Protect Environment from Climate Disaster

June 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced Climate Safe California, Senate Bill 30, to promote the nation’s first insurance market that can help reduce protect communities from climate-caused disasters.

SB 30 orders the Department of Insurance to create a working group to recommend market-based policies that protect California’s “natural infrastructure” and mitigate climate impacts.

The Assembly Insurance Committee unanimously passed the bill today.  

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski's ADU bill passes Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

June 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to make it easier for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to help address California’s housing crisis passed the Assembly Housing and Community Development today.

SB 831 contains several elements to make construction easier, including prohibiting owner-occupancy requirements, and exempting ADUs from lot coverage ratio calculations. It also creates an amnesty program that would ease the process of approving a pre-existing unpermitted ADU.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Moves Bot Bill Forward in California Assembly

June 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that SB 1001, also known as the “B.O.T. Act of 2018” (“Bolstering Online Transparency”), cleared its first Assembly Committee yesterday.

In Tuesday’s Assembly Privacy Committee hearing, Sen. Hertzberg accepted several amendments to the bill, stating that though the amendments weaken some of the bill’s provisions, he is committed to ensuring the Legislature addresses the critical issue of the spread of bots this legislative session.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on Gutting of Net Neutrality Bill in Assembly Committee

June 20, 2018

Sacramento – Today the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee gutted Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections in California. The hostile amendments to Senate Bill 822 were made before the bill even had a hearing, which goes against standard practice. Senator Wiener’s statement:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Honors San Diego’s Veronica Zerrer as Veteran of the Year in the 39th District

June 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins today recognized San Diego resident Veronica Zerrer as Veteran of the Year in the 39th District for 2018.

 

Senator Ricardo Lara

Health Coverage for Undocumented Elders Wins Support in Latest Committee

June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) released a statement after the Assembly Health Committee approved health coverage for all seniors with the 11-4 passage of Senate Bill 974, Health4All Elders. SB 974 would extend the state’s low-income Medi-Cal program to all Californians age 65 and over regardless of their immigration status.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Assembly Health Committee Passes Leyva Bill Improving Hospital Patient Safety

June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – After hearing powerful testimony from nurses and other patient advocates, the Assembly Health Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Recognizes San Diego’s i.d.e.a. as Small Business of the Year in the 39th District

June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins today recognized San Diego-based i.d.e.a. as Small Business of the Year in the 39th District.

 

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Wieckowski names Regan Nursery Small Business of the Year

June 19, 2018

FREMONT – Regan Nursery, which has been in operation for more than 60 years, providing a selection of flowers and gardening tips for local residents was recognized today as the Small Business of the Year by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at a ceremony in Sacramento.