Caucus News

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader Kevin de León Heads to Washington D.C. for Speaking Engagements and Meetings

September 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this week to discuss the economy, immigration, and foreign policy following one of the most productive legislative sessions in California history. 

 

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Free Choice in Family Planning Act Heads to Governor’s Desk

September 19, 2017

Senator Hernandez’ SB 743 Seeks to Protect Reproductive Health Access in Trump Era

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Sept. 18, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s bills to improve #EquityAndJustice, help youths go to governor

September 18, 2017

Lawmakers endorse measures

SACRAMENTO – Protecting foster children and reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems to put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion are among the eight proposals by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell that await action on Gov. Brown’s desk.   

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Portantino’s First Senate Session Ends With Legislative Successes As Seven Bills Head to Governor’s Desk

September 18, 2017

Sacramento, CA – As the first year of the 2017–18 Legislative session comes to an end, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) sent seven bills to the Governor’s desk, passed several important Senate resolutions and co-authored historic parks bond and Veterans housing initiatives. Senator Portantino continued his focus on education, public safety, mental health, housing, and parks and open space.

Senator Scott Wiener

California Legislature Passes Bipartisan Reform of California's Broken and Unfair Sex Offender Registry, Led by Law Enforcement

September 16, 2017

A bill to reform California’s broken sex offender registry was approved by the California State Legislature on the last day of legislative session. SB 384 passed the Assembly, and after receiving a concurrence vote in the Senate to accept amendments made in the Assembly, now moves to the Governor’s desk. Governor Brown's office announced he supports the bill. 

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León Issues Statement on One of the Most Productive Sessions in California History

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate President Pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), issued the following statement today on the historic accomplishments of the California State Senate in 2017:

“This year we set out to revitalize our crumbling infrastructure and confront the housing crisis -- issues that touch the lives of every Californian.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Legislature Boosts PACE Consumer Safeguards                  

September 16, 2017

 

Sacramento, State Capitol – On Friday, Assembly Bill 1284, co-authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills), passed out of the California State Legislature with bipartisan support.  AB 1284 strengthens California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program by giving the state’s Department of Business Oversight responsibility for enforcing consumer protections.

Senator Jerry Hill

Legislature Passes More Than a Dozen Hill Bills, Sending Them to Governor Brown for Consideration

September 16, 2017

For Immediate Release – Office of State Senator Jerry Hill – September 16, 2017State Senate Passes Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to Crack Down on Abuse of Disability Parking Placards, Ease the Cap on School Districts’ Reserve Funds, Bring Greater Transparency to Utility Bills, and More

The Legislation Joins Hill’s Bills on Martins Beach, Caltrain Funding, Bus Seat Belt Safety, PUC Reforms, Autonomous Vehicles and Consumer Safety That Await the Governor’s Consideration

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León’s California Values Act Clears Legislature

September 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today gave final approval to Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, sending this closely-watched measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to Governor Brown for his signature. Once signed into law and enacted, SB 54 will prevent state and local law enforcement officers and resources from being commandeered by President Trump to enforce federal immigration laws.

 

Senator Nancy Skinner

Legislature Acts to Protect Communities from Hospital Closures

September 15, 2017

 

Sacramento, State Capitol – Senate Bill 687 authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), which requires non-profit hospitals in California to obtain approval from the state Attorney General before closing an emergency department, passed out of the California State Legislature today.

“The farther you live from an emergency room the more your life is at risk,” said Senator Skinner, “SB 687 creates a layer of protection for the wellbeing of our communities.”