Caucus News

Senator Ben Hueso

Senator Hueso Denounces San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ Decision to File Amicus Brief in Support of Trump Lawsuit Against California

April 17, 2018

San Diego, CA – April 17, 2018 – Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today issued the following statement in response to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ decision to file an amicus brief in support of the Trump Administration’s lawsuit against the State of California over three of its “sanctuary state” laws:

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senate Committee passes Wieckowski bill to help homeowners build accessory units

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) new bill to make it easier and less costly for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their property, passed the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.  Senate Bill 831 will now go before the Senate Governance and Finance Committee.

Senator Toni Atkins

Atkins Denounces San Diego County Vote to Join Trump Lawsuit

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senate leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors’ vote today to join the Trump administration’s lawsuit against California’s recently passed package of immigration bills, including Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act:

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Net Neutrality Bill Passes Senate Energy Committee with Major Protections Intact

April 17, 2018

Sacramento–  Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to restore net neutrality in California passed its first legislative committee today. Senate Bill 822 puts California at the national forefront of ensuring an open internet by establishing comprehensive and enforceable net neutrality standards to ensure that all California residents have the right to choose whether, when, and for what purpose they use the internet. SB 822 passed by a final vote of 8-3.

Senator Jerry Hill

New Bill by Senator Hill Would Require Contractors to Report Settlements of $1M or More in Construction Defect Cases Involving Multifamily Rental Properties

April 17, 2018

Senator Hill introduced Senate Bill 1465 today to require contractors to report settlements of $1 million or more in construction defect cases involving multifamily rental residential structures to the Contractors State License Board. The new measure is the latest development in efforts to increase oversight of the industry in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 17, 2018: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell talks about how law enforcement needs to ‘wake up’

April 17, 2018

Watch and listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, co-author of SB 1421 to release certain law enforcement records, talk about why law enforcement needs to wake up by clicking on the link above.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Arroyo Seco Tributary Legislation Passes Important Committee

April 17, 2018

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Gun Violence Prevention Bill Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

April 17, 2018

Sacramento, California – Today, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed SB 1100 authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D – La Cañada Flintridge.  SB 1100 prohibits a person from making more than one firearm purchase within a 30-day period in California and increases the age requirement for purchasing all firearms to 21 years.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Advisory: Sen. Hernandez Presents Bill to Provide Increased Sexual & Reproductive Health Services

April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, April 18, Senate Bill 1023, which will expand access to sexual and reproductive health services by ensuring coverage of telehealth, will be heard in the Senate Health Committee.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire and First 5 come back together for Town Hall Update on Adverse Childhood Experiences

April 17, 2018

Sacramento, CA – While there is a lot more work ahead, much has been accomplished in the 18 months since Senator McGuire, First 5 Humboldt and state and local leaders gathered for a town hall to discuss reports detailing the impacts that adverse childhood experiences have on Humboldt County’s kids.