Caucus News

Senator Kevin de León

Statement from Members of the Senate Rules Committee

November 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Members of the California State Senate Rules Committee — Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Modesto), Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Senator Connie Leyva (D-Chino) released the following statement today:

Senator Jim Beall

Senate Bill 1 Repairs Roads and Drives Prosperity

November 9, 2017

SAN JOSE – Senate Bill 1’s reach will extend far beyond repairing California’s transportation infrastructure by triggering a wave of economic activity, creating new careers for thousands while also helping grow small businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises, panelists testified at a Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Scott Wiener and SF Democratic Party Chair David Campos Lead Call for Reasonable Cannabis Regulations

November 8, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and San Francisco Democratic Party Chair David Campos joined with current and former elected leaders to call for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to pass reasonable regulations that allow for adult use of cannabis to begin January 1, 2018 in San Francisco.

Senator Ricardo Lara

California Senator Ricardo Lara Brings Leadership on Clean Vehicles and Super-Pollutants to United Nations COP23 Climate Conference

November 8, 2017

Legislation has helped lead to more than $1 billion for clean trucks and buses, set tough standards for reducing black carbon and other super-pollutants

SACRAMENTO, CA – California environmental champion Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) will join the state’s delegation at the United Nations COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany, from Nov. 9-15.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Nov. 7, 2017: Los Angeles-based Weingart Center presents Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with 2017 Visionary Award

November 7, 2017

Goal of group: Helping homeless

SACRAMENTO – The Weingart Center, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that helps the homeless become self-supporting residents, has conferred Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its 2017 Visionary Award for her advocacy championing programs to help those who are homeless.  

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Will Introduce Scheduling Bill of Rights in January

November 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement regarding legislation that she intends to introduce in January 2018:

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Weighs-in on Firing of Judge Clopton and Diversity in the Public Utilities Commission

November 2, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) provided comments in response to the article published by the Sacramento Bee, regarding claims of vitriolic arguments over diversity and bias preceding the termination of prominent African American, State Administrative Law Judge Karen Clopton of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). 

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Senator Hernandez Honors Small Business of the Year

November 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) has honored Gary Baca’s business “Counter Point Public Adjusting” as the 22nd Senate District’s 2017 Small Business of the Year in recognition of its long-standing support of the community and commitment to customer service and high business ethics.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 31, 2017: ‘Occupational segregation’ subject of third review of implicit bias and its impact on women

October 31, 2017

Sacramento hearing Nov. 14 is third of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will convene a key select committee to continue her review of gender inequality.

The Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality will explore the status of ‘occupational segregation’ by gender and its relation to implicit bias.  

Senator Jerry Hill

State Legislators To Introduce Bill Prohibiting Electric Utilities Found At Fault In Wildfires From Pushing Costs Of Their Culpability Onto Customers

October 30, 2017

State Senator Jerry Hill, joined by Senators Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener and Assemblymembers Marc Levine and Jim Wood, will introduce legislation in January to prevent electric utilities found culpable in wildfires from passing the costs for claims not covered by insurance as well as fines or penalties onto customers.