Caucus News

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. 

Senator Nancy Skinner

Sen. Loni Hancock talks about the need for action on stopping proposed coal depot

April 22, 2016

Following the vote earlier this week in support of two of her anti-coal bills, Sen. Loni Hancock talks about the need for action. To listen, click on the link below.

 

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senators Hill & Hancock Hold Hearing To Examine What The State Has Done To Improve Oversight of Building Firms With A History Of Construction Defect Settlements Since Tragic Collapse Of Balcony In Berkeley

April 22, 2016

Guest press release

News Advisory – Office of State Senator Jerry Hill—April 25, 2016
Contacts:
Office of Senator Hill: Leslie Guevarra, 415-298-3404 cell or leslie.guevarra@sen.ca.gov
Office of Senator Loni Hancock: Ray Sotero, 916 834-1128 cell or ray.sotero@sen.ca.gov

 

 

Senator Jerry Hill

Senators Hill & Hancock Hold Hearing To Examine What The State Has Done To Improve Oversight of Building Firms With A History Of Construction Defect Settlements

April 22, 2016

State Senators Jerry Hill and Senator Loni Hancock convene a hearing of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development to examine what state agencies have done to tighten oversight of firms with a history of construction defect settlements. State and local agencies are expected to outline their response to the June 2015 collapse of a fifth-floor balcony in a Berkeley apartment complex that killed six people and seriously injured seven others.

Senator Bill Monning

Eelgrass Restoration Legislation Passes Senate Committee

April 21, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality early yesterday evening on a 5 to 2 vote.  The bill requires the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), in coordination with the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), to establish a program to restore eelgrass in order to mitigate the impacts of global warming on the ocean and on California’s coastal plant and animal species.

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:
 

Senator Scott Wiener

Foreclosure Prevention Bill Passes Key Committee

April 20, 2016

Senate Bill 1150 helps prevent unnecessary foreclosures when a primary mortgage holder passes away. The bill, authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, closes a loophole in California law that fails to provide surviving spouses and children important protections against foreclosure that are available to other homeowners.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Concord Town Hall

April 20, 2016

Senator Nancy Skinner

Bills requiring EIRs, funding restrictions on Oakland coal-export plan pass three policy tests

April 20, 2016

Pair of anti-coal measures continue to advance

SACRAMENTO – For the third time in eight days, key Senate policy panels on the environment and transportation approved separate bills that would make it harder for Oakland to become the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Theatre and Dance Act Passes First Committee

April 20, 2016

 

Sacramento, CA – Legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) was approved on a unanimous, bi-partisan vote in the Senate Education Committee today on a vote of 9 – 0.  SB 916, the Theatre and Dance Act (TADA), will establish single-subject teaching credentials for theatre and for dance.  Four-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Annette Bening, testified in support of the bill.