Caucus News

Senator Jerry Hill

Major Consumer Protection Bills to Require Doctors on Probation to Notify Patients and Contractors to Report $1M+ Settlements in Building Defect Cases Face First Legislative Hurdle Monday

April 20, 2018

Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to toughen regulatory oversight of doctors and building contractors and increase disclosure requirements to protect patients and the public undergo their first legislative review Monday in hearings held by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development.

Senator Bill Monning

Legislation to Mitigate Impact of Diablo Closure Approved by Two Senate Committees

April 19, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This week, bipartisan legislation, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), to mitigate the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure, earned key committee approval.   Senate Bill (SB) 1090 passed out of both the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.  

 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 19, 2018: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell Adjourns in Memory of Nancy McFadden

April 19, 2018

During today's Senate Floor session, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell made the following remarks during an Adjourn in Memory ceremony for Nancy McFadden, a former chief of staff to Gov. Jerry Brown who died recently after a battle against cancer.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson to Honor Women First Responders as Women of the Year

April 19, 2018

SANTA BARBARA– In recognition of their bravery during the Thomas Fire, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara) will honor women first responders from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District’s 2018 Women of the Year in separate ceremonies on April 20 and 27.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Leyva Bill Protecting Consumers Suffering From Kidney Disease and Addiction Clears Senate Health Committee

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – With strong support from a broad range of organizations, the Senate Health Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that seeks to put an end to insurance schemes by profit driven businesses targeted at vulnerable individuals suffering from kidney disease and addiction.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senate Health Committee Approves Leyva Bill Improving Hospital Patient Safety

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following powerful testimony, legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will protect patient safety and reinforce nurse staffing ratio requirements passed the Senate Health Committee earlier today.

Senator Ben Hueso

Health Committee Approves Senator Hueso’s Alzheimer’s Bill

April 18, 2018

San Diego, CA – April 18, 2018 – The California State Senate Health Committee voted today in favor of SB 1292, a bill authored by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that seeks to ensure that Alzheimer’s disease research is inclusive of all populations disproportionately impacted. The legislation passed the Health Committee with bipartisan support and now advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Policy Committee Approves Bill to Reform Hospital Discharge Policies for Homeless Californians

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1152, which provides a more humane process for discharging homeless patients after their hospital stay, by a vote of 7-1.

Authored by Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina), Senate Bill 1152 addresses a practice known as “patient dumping” where homeless patients are discharged under unsafe conditions.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Senator Hernandez’ Bill to Provide More Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Passes Committee

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 1023, which will expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, by a vote of 8-0.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Legislation to Establish Banking for the Cannabis Industry Passes First Committee

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that his legislation to help financial institutions safely conduct transactions with licensed cannabis businesses has cleared its first hearing in the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. SB 930 would allow banks to issue checks to accountholders to be used for the following purposes: