Caucus News

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Provide Job Protection for More Californians Taking Family Leave Heads to the Governor

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to strengthen job protections for Californians utilizing their Paid Family Leave benefits passed out of the Legislature today. The bill now heads to the Governor.

The vote on the Assembly floor this evening was 41-29. The vote on the Senate floor was 23-16.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson's Refugio Oil Spill Legislation Heads to the Governor

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Two bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) in response to this year’s Refugio Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County passed out of the Legislature and are on their way to the Governor’s desk.

Jackson’s Senate Bill 295 requires annual oil pipeline inspections by the State Fire Marshal. Previously, pipeline inspections had been done every two or more years. The bill passed off the Senate floor this week on bipartisan, 27-9 vote.

Senator Jim Beall

Beall Enables Local Cities to Recover Tax Dollars

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – For years, the state returned a lower percentage of property tax dollars to four Santa Clara County cities because of a discrepancy in the law. With the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 107 that contains a provision sought by Senator Jim Beall, those cities can see that discrepancy eliminated with the stroke of the Governor’s pen.

Senator Ben Hueso

Hueso Accomplishes Major Milestone: Bills to Protect Consumers, Save Lives and Strengthen Transparency on Governor’s Desk

September 14, 2015

San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso addressed his district today with a statement regarding the end of the 2015 legislative session to highlight his major legislative proposals.   

Senator Kevin de León

Legislature Approves Landmark Climate Legislation—SB 350

September 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – On September 11, 2015, the California Legislature approved the nation’s most far-reaching climate change legislation by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, sending the measure to the Governor for his signature.

Senator Richard D. Roth

State Senate Sends Measure Helping Riverside County’s Newest Cities to Governor

September 11, 2015

Senate Bill 107 includes critical provisions to erase debt incurred by Riverside County cities as a result of 2011 Vehicle License Fee shift

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 107, the local government budget trailer bill providing a major victory for Riverside County’s newest cities:

Senator Scott Wiener

Sen. Leno’s Healthcare Cost Transparency Bill Goes to Governor’s Desk

September 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill that protects large employers and their workers from unfair healthcare premiums is headed to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 546, authored by Senator Mark Leno, improves transparency in the large group healthcare market by requiring insurance providers to disclose the factors used in increasing their rates. The bill passed the Assembly yesterday with bipartisan support.

Senator Jerry Hill

Legislature Approves Bill That Would Make California First State To Regulate Antibiotic Use in Livestock

September 11, 2015

The California Legislature adjourned for the year this evening with 16 bills by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties, awaiting action by the governor, including bills that would establish the nation’s first livestock antibiotic regulation, increase transparency of license plate readers and cell phone stingray trackers, and increase public safety related to earthquake preparedness, pipeline dig-ins, and drunk drivers. The governor – who has already signed four Hill bills – has until October 11 to sign or veto legislation.

Senator Kevin de León

Pro Tem’s LA Transit Bill Goes to Governor

September 11, 2015

 

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Statement by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León

September 11, 2015

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today:
New assessment scores of California students reported today remind us that tremendous work needs to be done to ensure our African American and Latino students succeed in school.