Caucus News

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg receives first-ever award from state mental health group

July 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of his efforts to champion greater access to mental health care, Sen. Bob Hertzberg received a first-ever leadership award from a statewide advocacy group.

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Senator Kevin de León

Pro Tem Swears In Children Immigrants As United States Citizens

July 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – To kick off Independence Day weekend celebrations, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León on Thursday led a swearing-in ceremony at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum for 16 children who took the oath to become United States citizens.

De León, who taught naturalization classes before becoming a legislator, congratulated the children, aged 7 to 17, and their families on their commitment to being part of the fabric of this wonderfully diverse country.

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Senator Kevin de León

VIDEO RELEASE: Legislation Aimed at the Prevention of Sexual Assault Passes Education Committee

July 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, the California Assembly Education Committee passed Senate Bill 695 (De León/Jackson) unanimously on a bipartisan vote of 6-0. Under the legislation, health courses, which are a condition of graduation for a majority of California high school students, will provide instruction on affirmative consent, sexual harassment, assault, violence, and the importance of developing positive and healthy relationships.

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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointment

July 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointment by the Rules Committee:

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Senator Kevin de León

Pro Tem De León Spurs Budget Gains for Improvements in State Oversight of Hazardous Waste Facilities

July 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A state department whose responsibilities include monitoring hazardous waste facilities will itself be monitored by independent experts, according to provisions sought by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León in the recently approved budget.

The 2015-16 budget signed by Governor Brown last week established a 3-person panel to monitor the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), in addition to a $13 million budget increase to boost its permitting process and hazardous waste oversight operations.

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Senator Richard D. Roth

Riverside County to receive nearly $12 million for Veterans Housing

July 1, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) announced today that two Riverside County housing developments have been awarded approximately $12 million in grants to combat veteran homelessness.

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Senator Mark Leno

California’s Landmark Smartphone Theft Bill Takes Effect Today

July 1, 2015

Legislation authored by Senator Leno prompts every consumer to enable kill switch technology during the setup of a new smartphone

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Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Announces New Legislation to Fund State Share of Mandated 200 Year Flood Control Assistance for San Joaquin County

July 1, 2015

Senator Galgiani Announces New Legislation to Fund State Share of Mandated 200 Year Flood Control Assistance for San Joaquin County

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Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Pro Tem De León Spurs Budget Gains for Improvements in State Oversight of Hazardous Waste Facilities

July 1, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A state department whose responsibilities include monitoring hazardous waste facilities will itself be monitored by independent experts, according to provisions sought by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León in the recently approved budget.
The 2015-16 budget signed by Governor Brown last week established a 3-person panel to monitor the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), in addition to a $13 million budget increase to boost its permitting process and hazardous waste oversight operations.

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Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Lauds $41 Million Award for Metrolink

June 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today applauded the California State Transportation Agency’s (CalSTA) announcement of a $41 million grant award toward the purchase of nine fuel-efficient locomotives for Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) Commuter Rail Service.

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