Caucus News

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson and Atkins Bill Would Make California the First State to Require Women on Corporate Boards

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to require gender diversity on corporate boards passed the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee today on a 5 to 1 vote.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Presents Blockchain Bill in Senate Banking Committee

April 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, will present legislation today before the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee that would enable the use of blockchain technology for certain business practices in California. Blockchain is an emerging technology that allows records to be stored and updated on multiple computers using a distributed ledger technology.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

SB 832: California Film Industry Tax Credit Extension Passes Finance Committee

April 18, 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, SB 832 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) and joint authored by Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) and other members of the Senate passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee. The bill proposes to extend and improve the current California Film and Television Tax Credit Program. This will enhance California’s successful entertainment business which brings thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic growth across California. 

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 18, 2018: Key policy panel embraces plan for renewed tax credit to help film/TV industries

April 18, 2018

Senate measure would extend film-tax program through 2025

SACRAMENTO – A bill to extend a model program to keep and create mostly off-screen jobs in California’s renowned film and TV industries today passed its first policy hurdle.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senate Public Safety Committee Approves SB 1200, Senator Skinner’s Bill to Strengthen California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order

April 18, 2018

Following powerful testimony by two expert witnesses, SB 1200 by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) passed out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and will now go to the Appropriations Committee.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s Great Redwood Trail approved in Senate committee

April 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s bill that will create the Great Redwood Trail from the San Francisco Bay to the Humboldt Bay is one step closer to reality this week after it was approved with a unanimous, bipartisan 12-0 vote in the Senate Transportation and Housing committee last week.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senate Public Safety Committee Votes in Favor of SB 1421, Senator Nancy Skinner’s Protecting Communities and Law Enforcement Bill

April 17, 2018

Following over an hour of emotional testimony, Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) Protecting Communities and Law Enforcement bill, SB 1421, passed out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and will now go to the Appropriations Committee.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wildfire Protection Bills Clear Committee

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A pair of bills advanced Tuesday from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help protect people from power lines and utility systems that are damaged in extreme weather and could spark future wildfires like those that have ravaged California.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Legislation Protecting Victims of Harassment from Retaliation Passes Committee

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to ensure that individuals can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising their legal rights against discrimination and harassment under state law.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Senator Hernandez Presents Health Care Bills in Committee

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Wednesday, April 18, Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) will be presenting Senate Bill 1023 and Senate Bill 1152 in Senate Health Committee.