Caucus News

Senator Marty Block

Sen. Block bill requiring volunteer service by law students earns approval by Senate Judiciary committee

April 27, 2016

 

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved a measure requiring law students to perform 50 hours of pro bono service related to the legal profession before taking California’s bar exam.

 

 

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Senator Lois Wolk

Wolk honored for service to Contra Costa County

April 26, 2016

Recognized for work on the Delta, gun violence prevention, end of life and other issues
(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County (DPCCC) honored State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) this weekend for her service to the county, the Third Senate District and the state.
Wolk received the 2016 Congressman George Miller Service Award at the group’s Third Annual Roosevelt Awards Dinner on Saturday.

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Senator Richard D. Roth

State Senate Sends Senator Roth's Proposal to Protect Small Businesses & the Disabled Community to Governor

April 25, 2016

Senate Bill 269 would improve compliance with disability access regulations while protecting small businesses from the threat of predatory lawsuits

(Sacramento, CA)  -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community has been approved by the State Senate on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 38-0. 

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Statement on the Passing of Jacques “Jack” Yeager

April 20, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today on the passing of Jacques “Jack” Yeager:
 

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Senator Lois Wolk

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 19, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure
(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Senate Bill 1350 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 5-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Committee on Agriculture today.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Effort to establish Inner Coast Range Conservancy moves forward

April 13, 2016

Legislation builds on national protection for Berryessa Snow Mountain 
(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Building on last year’s declaration of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument by the President, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water voted 6-2 Tuesday to approve a bill that establishes a state conservancy to protect, preserve and restore the Northern Inner Coast Range. 

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Senator Carol Liu

Senator Liu Presents Award for California Small Business Day

April 13, 2016

For Immediate Release
Contact: Daniel Cedeno

April 11, 2016
818-409-0400

Daniel.Cedeno@sen.ca.gov

SENATOR LIU PRESENTS AWARD FOR CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS DAY

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Protect Small Businesses, Ensure ADA Compliance Approved by Assembly Appropriations Committee

April 13, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote.

Senate Bill 269 is a modified version of last year’s Senate Bill 251, which was also authored by Senator Roth but vetoed by the Governor. SB 269 removes the tax credit that was the focus of the Governor’s veto, reduces the employee ceiling for qualifying businesses from 100 to 50 employees, and makes other clarifying changes.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Bill to protect state’s aquifers, groundwater moves forward

April 12, 2016

Committee approves Wolk bills to protect groundwater resources, promote water efficiency
(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect California’s aquifers and groundwater resources from permanent damage due to overdraft was approved by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water today on a 6-2 vote.

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Senator Lois Wolk

Bill to give Napa County another chance to preserve Skyline Park for public use moves forward

April 12, 2016

Legislation gives the county until January 1, 2021, to purchase the park
(SACRAMENTO, CA)–The State Senate’s Governmental Organization Committee voted 9-3 today to approve Senate Bill 1119, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to give Napa County additional time to raise the funds to purchase Skyline Wilderness Park.

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