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Senator Kevin de León

House Democratic Leader and Majority of California Congressional Delegation Support SB 32 and SB 350

August 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO - Today, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with 26 other members of the California Congressional Delegation, now a majority, came out in support for SB 32 and SB 350.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said:">Read more

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Close the Wage Gap Women Face at Work Passes off Assembly Floor

August 28, 2015

SB 358 Would Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation; CA Women Make 84 Cents to Every Dollar a Man Earns

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan, 76-2 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate for a final vote before heading to the Governor’s desk.">Read more

Senator Isadore Hall, III

Senator Isadore Hall Measure Declaring November Nursing Home Caregiver Professionals and Long Term Care Provider Month Approved by State Senate

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA -  The California State Senate today approved SCR 85 by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), declaring November 2015 Nursing Home Caregiver Professionals and Long Term Care Provider Month. The measure was approved on a bipartisan vote of 36 to 0.">Read more

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Pro Tem Bills Headed to the Assembly Floor

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation today by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), including bills to combat climate change and increase access to clean energy, curb wage theft, improve the quality of child care for low-income families, and prevent sexual assaults.“I look forward to these bills being heard on the Assembly floor where I am confident their value to Californians will be apparent to my colleagues on the green carpet,” De León said.">Read more

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Prohibit Drones from Invading Our Privacy and Private Property Heads to the Governor

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit drones from trespassing on private property without the owner’s permission and invading Californians’ privacy passed off the Senate floor today. The vote was 21-10. The bill passed off the Assembly floor earlier this week on a bipartisan, 56-13 vote.

Senate Bill 142 now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.">Read more

Senator Mark Leno

Senate Passes Senator Leno’s E-Cigarette Bill

August 27, 2015

SB X2-5 Prohibits Smoking of E-Cigarettes at Workplaces, Schools, Restaurants and Hospitals">Read more

Senator Bill Monning

Senator Monning to Continue Legislative Efforts to Strengthen Training Requirements for Commercial Drivers Next Year

August 27, 2015

Assembly committee turns SB 344 into two-year bill

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 344, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to improve road safety by strengthening training requirements for commercial drivers, was held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, making it a two-year bill and ending its chances of going to the Governor’s desk this year.">Read more

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Small Business Organizations Continue to Support Pro Tem De León’s SB 350

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The parade of California businesses supporting Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León’s climate-change measure, SB 350, continued Wednesday with the endorsement of a statewide network of micro-business development organizations.">Read more

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

SENATE SPOTLIGHT: Sen. Bob Hertzberg

August 26, 2015">Read more

Senator Fran Pavley

Sens. Feinstein, Boxer back Pavley - De León climate pollution bills

August 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO --  Today, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer (both D-CA) came out in support of two major climate and clean energy bills that are before the state Legislature, SB 32 and SB 350, and sent this open letter to members of the California State Assembly.Signed letter attached, text below.Open Letter to the California State Assembly on Senate Bill 350 and Senate Bill 32">Read more