Caucus News

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire Targets Old Growth Redwood Poachers With Felony Charges

June 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s bill to protect the tallest trees on the planet – old growth redwoods – from burl poachers received a unanimous vote of support from the Senate last week.
Burls are the dormant, knobby materials that grow at the base of the tree’s trunk allowing the old growth redwood to grow new saplings, which is vital to the health of California’s forests. Poachers have been targeting these burls at increasing rates in California’s State and National Parks.

Senator Richard Pan

SB 277 to Protect Every Student’s Right to a Safe School Passes Assembly Health Committee

June 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – After emotional testimony about a child who is currently in hospice care due to complications of the measles, Senate Bill 277, authored by Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento and Senator Ben Allen, the former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District was passed by the Assembly Health Committee on a vote of 12 to 6.  

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson to Chair Senate Select Committee on Refugio Oil Spill

June 9, 2015

First Oversight Hearing June 26 in Santa Barbara

SACRAMENTO – Three weeks after a corroded oil pipeline ruptured and sent thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the ocean off Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined legislators today from coastal areas around California and Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to announce the creation of the Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill, which she will chair.

Senator Bill Monning

Senator Monning Names Patti’s Perfect Pantry as 2015 Small Business of the Year

June 9, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has selected Patti’s Perfect Pantry in Gilroy, California, as his 2015 Small Business of the Year.  Patti Tartaglia, owner of Patti’s Perfect Pantry, will be honored at the California Small Business Day Luncheon on June 10, 2015, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski to recognize local leaders in 5th-Annual Asian-Pacific Islander (API) Ceremony

June 8, 2015

Union City – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) 5th – Annual Asian-Pacific Islander American Leadership Awards Ceremony will focus on local leaders and an organization making a positive impact in the district.  This year’s ceremony will take place at 12 p.m., Friday, June 12 at the Union City Hall Council Chambers located at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.

Senator Kevin de León

UPDATE: Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court Case

June 8, 2015

UPDATE: Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court Case

Senator Richard Pan

More Educators Join Long List of SB 277 Supporters

June 8, 2015

Sacramento, CA- Dr. Richard Pan today thanked State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) for working to protect every student’s right to be safe at school by closing California vaccine loophole.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Wieckowski to Salute Military Recruits

June 5, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will offer brief remarks at a special ceremony this Saturday, June 6, at 1:30p.m., at Hayward Veterans Memorial Building – 22737 Main Street in Hayward. 
“We salute the brave men and women who have shown their ultimate commitment to their country by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. As a Senator, I have the privilege to serve the public.  It is critical that we recognize the dedication of our troops and veterans and collectively thank them for standing up and serving our nation,” Wieckowski said.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire will continue Vacation Rental legislation in January

June 4, 2015

Sacramento, CA –A bill that created a simple solution to a growing problem – communities being swamped by issues related to online vacation rentals – will continue to move forward next legislative session when it proceeds as a two-year bill, Senator Mike McGuire announced this week.

Senator Jerry Hill

Senate Passes Bills by Senator Jerry Hill to Increase Government Transparency, Protect Consumers, Modernize Outdated Laws and Increase Safety

June 4, 2015

Twenty-three bills by State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, were approved by the State Senate before it closed down for the week today in advance of Friday’s deadline for legislation to be passed out of the house of origin.