Caucus News

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 15, 2017: ‘Christmas’ arrives early for 150 children of low-income families; free laptops, scooters and fun events featured

July 15, 2017

Event took place Saturday, July 15 at USC campus

SACRAMENTO – With more than 400 students and family members in attendance, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday presented free laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a carnival that keyed on fun – but really was part of her years-long effort to engage children to stay mentally, physically and nutritionally active.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Wieckowski's statement on Cap and Trade

July 13, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) issued the following statement following today’s Senate Environmental Quality Committee vote on Cap and Trade.

“My top priority is extending Cap and Trade beyond 2020 to ensure California continues its role as a global leader in fighting climate change.  Although I would prefer a much more robust Cap and Trade program as spelled out in SB 775, the Governor’s proposal attempts to move us forward to 2030.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senate Passes Senator Wiener’s Bill to Fix California’s Broken Recycling Laws

July 13, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the State Senate passed a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to fix state recycling laws that are negatively impacting small businesses across California. SB 458 authorizes CalRecycle to create five mobile recycling pilot programs throughout the state, which will allow cities like San Francisco to pursue a mobile recycling redemption program.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 13, 2017: ‘Christmas’ arrives Saturday for 150 at-risk families; event sponsored by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell

July 13, 2017

Event takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at USC campus

SACRAMENTO – Thanks to strong local support, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on Saturday will present laptops and scooters to 150 at-risk children during a free carnival that includes food, games, rides, medical screenings, athletic challenges and enough outdoor fun to inspire Santa to buy sunscreen.

Senator Kevin de León

100% Renewable Energy Measure Passes Critical Hurdle in Assembly

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy today approved Senate Bill 100, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), which  will set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The measure passed on a 10-4 vote.


Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Pan’s Bill Allowing Sacramento to Contract with State’s Campaign and Government Watchdog Passes Committee

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 267 to allow the City of Sacramento to contract with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate and enforce the City’s campaign finance ordinance passed the Assembly Local Government Committee today on a vote of 7 to 0. The measure is authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principal co-authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty.

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Pan Bill to Help Schools Comply with Federal “Buy American” Law Passes Assembly Education Committee

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 730, which would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor compliance of the Buy American provision of the National School Lunch Program, passed the Assembly Education Committee today on a vote of 5 to 0. 

Senator Toni Atkins

Key Housing, LGBTQ-Rights, Human-Trafficking Bills Authored by Sen. Toni Atkins Advance in Assembly

July 12, 2017

SB 2, the Building Homes and Jobs Act – the top priority bill in Sen. Toni Atkins’ 2017 legislative package – cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee today.

Senator Mike McGuire

California’s Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved in Final Legislative Committee, heads to Assembly Floor

July 12, 2017

Sacramento, CA — Senator Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener’s Presidential Tax Transparency Bill that would require all presidential primary candidates to provide their tax returns for the five most recent years to the Secretary of State before they are eligible to appear on the ballot, hit two more major milestones on its way to becoming law in California. 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill To Put Federal Title IX Standards Into State Law Passes Out of Committee

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO - A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to ensure that women and girls continue to have an equal opportunity for success in academics and athletics, and can pursue an education in an environment safe from sexual harassment and sexual violence passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee with a bipartisan vote of 11-2.

The bill now heads to Assembly Appropriations Committee.