Caucus News

Senator Jerry Hill

Senator Hill Introduces Zero-Tolerance Bill for Individuals Under 21 Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

February 16, 2018

State Senator Jerry Hill introduced legislation today to drive home the point to young people that it’s illegal to consume marijuana and get behind the wheel. SB 1273 establishes a zero-tolerance policy for individuals under 21 who drive under the influence of marijuana, and mirrors existing law for young adults and minors who drive under the influence of alcohol.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Introduces Bill to Allow San Diego River Conservancy to Serve 3 Other Local Waterways

February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced SB 1367, legislation that authorizes the San Diego River Conservancy to help restore and enhance three other nearby rivers – the Otay, the Sweetwater and the Tijuana – and their watersheds.

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Continues Efforts to End the Practice of Patient Brokering with SB 1268

February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has introduced Senate Bill 1268. This bill, sponsored by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, prohibits the practice of “selling” patients to addiction recovery and treatment programs. This practice, commonly known as “patient brokering” or “body brokering” occurs when compensation is given to a person or company for referring patients to a substance abuse treatment program.

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Introduces SB 1412 Helping Employers Screen Applicants More Justly

February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced Senate Bill 1412, which will clarify how employers may screen job applicants using information about expunged or judicially-sealed convictions.  SB 1412 will continue to build upon the progress that the Legislature and Governor have made, focusing on policies that provide many Californians a renewed chance at being productive, contributing members of society.

Senator Benjamin Allen

California to Ban Wasteful Take-Out Food Packaging at State Parks and Beaches

February 16, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica) introduced legislation to reduce waste generated by take-out food packaging at state parks, beaches, and facilities.  SB 1335 would require that all take-out food containers sold at these public places be recyclable or compostable in the jurisdiction in which it is provided by January 1, 2021.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Proposes Bill to Ban Wasteful Take-Out Food Packaging at State Parks and Beaches

February 16, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Ben Allen (D - Santa Monica) introduced legislation to reduce waste generated by take-out food packaging at state parks, beaches, and facilities.  SB 1335 would require that all take-out food containers sold at these public places be recyclable or compostable in the jurisdiction in which it is provided by January 1, 2021.

Senator Josh Newman

Pay-per-Signature Gathering would be Prohibited under SB 1394

February 16, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) today introduced SB 1394 to prohibit paying signature gatherers on per-signature basis in the state of California. The measure would prohibit the practice for state or local initiatives, as well as referendum and recall petitions.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd seeks higher fines for illegal refinery emissions

February 16, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a new bill to help deter harmful emissions from oil refineries. The bill would increase fines for serious violations of emissions standards that sicken people or force shelter-in-place orders.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

California Legislation Would Prohibit Sale of Animal-Tested Cosmetics

February 16, 2018

Bill Sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

 

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Mouth-to-Snout Resuscitation Would be Legal Under New Pet Rescue Bill

February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – First responders would be able to apply mouth-to-snout emergency care for Fido, Sparky, Fifi, Tigger, or Rover – or any dog or cat under duress – without fear that their heroic efforts would be met with legal action under a bill Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) introduced Friday.