Caucus News

Senator Isadore Hall, III

California State Senate Approves Hall Legislation to Protect Consumers Using Homesharing Services

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA -  The California State Senate today approved SB 761 by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), which would require short-term rental companies to disclose on their website or mobile application that a tenant listing a room or unit for rent may be in violation of their lease and may subject the tenant to legal action, including possible eviction.  SB 761 will also require potential hosts to acknowledge this disclosure prior to listing the short term rental online. The measure was approved on a bipartisan vote of 35 to 3.

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Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Please Review- Traffic Advisory

May 28, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY
CALTRANS TO BEGIN $9 MILLION DOLLAR PAVEMENT REHABILITATION
AND REPAIR PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 12
IN SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

San Joaquin County - The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a $9 million dollar pavement rehabilitation and repair project on State Route 12 (SR-12). This project will improve the driving surface from the Potato Slough Bridge to Flag City. The project will replace rumble strips, re-construct guardrails and apply an asphalt concrete overlay to the roadway.

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Senator Kevin de León

FORWARDING RELEASE: Levi Strauss Inc., Dignity Health, Gap Inc. & Autodesk Join 24 Companies Supporting California’s Sweeping Clean Energy Bill SB 350

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A broad coalition of California businesses today announced its strong support for Senate Bill 350, the Golden State Standards.

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Senator Connie M. Leyva

"Pay Kids First Act of 2015" Advances to Assembly

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today passed important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will dramatically increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Announces Riverside Community College District Will Receive Major Grant for Career Technical Education

May 27, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that the California Department of Education has awarded a $12.8 million grant to the Riverside Community College District for programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools, and train students for jobs in high-demand fields such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology and software development.

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Senator Kevin de León

VIDEO RELEASE: High-polluting Clunker Crushed, Central Valley Family Receive Keys to Plug-in Hybrid Under New Program

May 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Marking an early milestone in rolling out Senate Bill 1275 initiatives in the Central Valley region, California President pro Tempore Kevin de León handed over the keys to a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid to a working family from Stockton in need of more reliable transportation. Facing a crisis due to a recent smog failure, the family will now be able to put the $125 per month they spend for recurring repairs toward financing a clean and fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid, and their fuel costs will go from $245 to $83 a month.

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Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson's Equal Pay Bill Passes Unanimously Off Senate Floor

May 26, 2015

Bill Now Has Support of the California Chamber of Commerce

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Senate floor on a unanimous, bipartisan vote today. The vote was 38-0.

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Senator Isadore Hall, III

Senator Isadore Hall to Host Town Hall on Immigration

May 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA -  Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) will host a community town hall to discuss immigration reform, update residents on the status of President Obama’s recent Executive Action on immigration and discuss current work being done by the State Senate and State Assembly to better integrate immigrant communities throughout the state.

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Senator Marty Block

On a bipartisan vote state senate approves Block measure to ensure right to vote by people with disabilities

May 22, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill, SB 589, to ensure that people with disabilities are not denied their right to vote in California was approved by the state Senate today on a 27-10 bipartisan vote. The measure was approved as the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it is investigating allegations that the state is denying voting rights to these citizens.

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