Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Carol Liu Planned Parenthood Statement

August 7, 2015

For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Robert Oakes

Senator Tony Mendoza

Governor Signs Butane Hash Oil & Methamphetamine Manufacturing Legislation

August 7, 2015

Sacramento - SB 212 authored by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. The bill addresses the proliferation of Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and methamphetamine manufacturing in residential neighborhoods by making it an aggravated felony to manufacture the drugs within close proximity to occupied residences and structures. The new law will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

Senator Bill Monning

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Help Sea Otters

August 7, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 17, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which extends the sunset date for the California Sea Otter Fund by five years and will continue to give California taxpayers the option of supporting the Fund.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

On Monday, Jackson to be Joined by Local Leaders, Environmentalists and Business Community to Urge Ban on New Offshore Drilling #nodrillnospill

August 7, 2015

SANTA BARBARA – On Monday at 10 a.m. – just days after estimates of the magnitude of the recent Refugio Oil Spill were revised upwards – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will be joined by local leaders, environmentalists and members of the business community to urge a ban on new offshore oil drilling in an area of the Santa Barbara Channel known as Tranquillon Ridge.

Senator Scott Wiener

Governor Signs Bill Allowing BART to Increase Use of Renewable Energy

August 7, 2015

Governor Signs Bill Allowing BART to Increase Use of Renewable Energy
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno that would allow the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to increase its use of renewable energy. Senate Bill 502 allows the regional passenger rail system to purchase wholesale electricity directly from renewable energy sources, enabling BART to reduce the carbon footprint of hundreds of thousands of Bay Area commuters.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Supports Recent Progress on Ontario Airport Transfer

August 6, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) today issued the following statement in response to the recent news that the City of Los Angeles has tentatively agreed to transfer ownership of the LA/Ontario International Airport back to the City of Ontario:
“I am supportive of the local control effort to transfer the Ontario Airport back to the City of Ontario and commend Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Ontario for working collaboratively toward the recent progress that prioritizes the needs of our local airport and residents.”

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson To Host 'Senior Scam Stopper Seminar' on Aug. 6 in Camarillo

July 31, 2015

CAMARILLO – Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a free seminar on Thursday, August 6 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. to provide information to seniors on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. The City of Camarillo and the California Contractors State License Board are co-hosting the seminar.

Senator Kevin de León

Poll Finds Californians Overwhelmingly Support SB 350

July 30, 2015

Senator Henry Stern

Poll shows strong support for Sen. Pavley’s climate pollution legislation

July 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Californians from all parts of the state call global warming a threat and support existing and proposed state government efforts to curb emissions of all types of pollution. Climate change is happening now and already is affecting California’s economy and quality of life, said 62% of the people who responded to a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Slightly more believe there’s a link between global warming and the four-year, severe drought. 

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Media Advisory: Parole Reversal for Jeffrey Allen Maria

July 27, 2015

Media Advisory

What: Press conference regarding parole reversal for Jeffrey Allen Maria

When: Monday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Where: State Capitol, West Steps

Who: Senator Cathleen Galgiani will be the host, Sheriff Adam Christianson, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager, and the Ranzo family will also be in attendance