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Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Press Release - Governor Brown signs SB 1322 declaring "There is no such thing as a child prostitute"

September 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 26, 2016

Contact: Charles Stewart

213/745-6656 office 310/251-4567 cell

 

Sex trafficked minors will no longer be charged with prostitutionInstead of being treated as criminals, youths to get supervision and counseling services

 

Senator Bill Monning

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Determine Economic Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure

September 26, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill (SB) 968, legislation to evaluate the economic impact of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and co-authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian.  The bill calls for an assessment of the adverse and beneficial economic impacts facing San Luis Obispo County once the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant shuts down, and will offer potential mitigation actions for anticipated adverse impacts.

Senator Lois Wolk

Governor signs bill enabling sale of UC Davis wine

September 26, 2016

Prevents waste of student-made wine, creates revenue for university
(Sacramento, CA)-Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. yesterday signed into law legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) enabling UC Davis’s Viticulture and Enology Department to sell wine made by its students, which was otherwise being discarded. 

Senator Lois Wolk

Governor signs landmark bill to submeter all new apartments, multifamily residences

September 26, 2016

Bill will help renters and property owners conserve water
SACRAMENTO – Today, after a four-year effort, the Governor signed a landmark measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to encourage responsible water use and conservation by requiring water meters and submeters in new apartment and other multifamily residential buildings. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Include Teaching of Healthy Relationship Skills in Schools

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to include communication skills and the need to treat each other with kindness and respect as a regular part of the elementary and middle school health curriculum.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Increase Awareness of Title IX Rights

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that students and schools are aware of their rights and responsibilities under Title IX, the landmark federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in education.

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Signs Hill Bill Requiring Law Enforcement Officers To Securely Stow Handguns Left in Vehicles

September 26, 2016

Governor Brown signed legislation by Senator Jerry Hill to update California law so that law enforcement officers are not exempt from requirements for safe storage of handguns left unattended in vehicles.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Theatre and Dance Act Signed by Governor

September 26, 2016

Sacramento, CA – Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to establish single-subject teaching credentials for theatre and for dance was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown today.
“California is the arts and entertainment capital of the world, yet we are one of only two states in the country that does not authorize teaching credentials in theatre or dance,” Allen said.  “I am so pleased that we have finally elevated these two important disciplines to the stature they deserve,” he added.

Senator Fran Pavley

Gov. Brown signs bill by Senator Pavley to enable State Parks to partner with nonprofit entity to raise private funds, promote visitation

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Advancing the vision of a private blue-ribbon commission’s recommendations to reinvigorate the California state park experience for generations to come, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill by Senator Fran Pavley to enable the Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into partnership with a nonprofit entity to conduct such functions as raising private funds to improve parks and marketing the parks to promote increased public visitation.

Senator Fran Pavley

Gov. Brown signs bill by Senator Pavley to improve services to guide dog users

September 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Senator Fran Pavley to improve services for blind and visually impaired Californians who partner with guide dogs has been signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Sponsored by the California Council of the Blind, SB 1331 would implement reforms in the composition and policies of the State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.