Caucus News

Senator Jim Beall

Beall's Proposal to Save Time and Money on Mass Transit Construction Becomes Law

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Mass transit rail projects with the potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be completed faster and save more taxpayer dollars under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed today by the Governor.

Senator Jim Beall

Beall's Proposal to Save Time and Money on Mass Transit Construction Becomes Law

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Mass transit rail projects with the potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be completed faster and save more taxpayer dollars under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed today by the Governor.

Senator Henry Stern

Governor signs Sen. Pavley’s Groundwater Adjudication Legislation

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law Sen. Fran Pavley’s Groundwater Management Act, Senate Bill 226.The legislation strengthens last year’s landmark Sustainable Groundwater Management Act by providing an expedited, more efficient method for determining the rights of opposing parties to pump groundwater from a shared aquifer.Quicker “adjudication” of water-related squabbles will speed up the planning process for protecting subterranean basins under the 2014 legislation.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Bill requiring reports on earthquake vulnerability of local water infrastructure signed by Gov. Brown

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a Sen. Bob Hertzberg plan to require regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Bill signed requiring reports on earthquake vulnerability of local water infrastructure

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a Sen. Bob Hertzberg plan to require regional water-management officials to report the vulnerability of their water systems to an earthquake.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Galgiani Legislation Supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Signed by Governor Brown

October 9, 2015

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Galgiani Legislation Supporting Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Signed by Governor Brown

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Signs License Plate Reader and Cell Phone Intercept Privacy Bills

October 8, 2015

Governor Brown has signed two bills authored by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, that create privacy protections for powerful surveillance tools used by local governments, law enforcement officials and businesses.

Senator Scott Wiener

In Landmark Victory for Digital Privacy, Gov. Brown Signs Leno’s SB 178

October 8, 2015

The California Electronic Communications Privacy Act Protects Californians against Warrantless Law Enforcement Access to Personal Electronic Information

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor signs bill establishing pilot project to enable digital access to end-of-life orders

October 8, 2015

 
Wolk bill sets stage for statewide digital registry of vital medical orders
 SACRAMENTO—On Monday Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to establish a pilot project enabling health care providers to electronically submit and access their patients’ instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Alzheimer's Legislation Signed by Governor

October 8, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) that will improve diagnosis, treatment and care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  The bill, Senate Bill (SB) 613, requires the California Department of Public Health to update guidelines used by physicians to reflect changes in the health care system, and the latest scientific research on these illnesses.  The current guidelines have not been updated since 2008.