Caucus News

Senator Scott Wiener

Assembly Housing Committee Approves Senator Wiener’s SB 35 – the Housing Accountability and Affordability Act

July 12, 2017

Sacramento – Today, Senate Bill 35, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to address California’s housing shortage, was approved by the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee in the bill’s final policy committee hearing. SB 35 will next be voted on by the full Assembly, which could happen as early as next week.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

For Immediate Release Landmark School Start Time Bill Passes State Assembly Education Committee

July 12, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) presented SB 328 to the Assembly Education Committee. The Bill requires middle schools and high schools to start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. SB 328 is based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for the optimal time to start school for improved public health of teenage students.

Senator Kevin de León

Assembly Committee Hears Senate Leader’s 100% Renewable Energy Measure

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) will present Senate Bill 100 Wednesday in the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy.  The measure would set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, cleaning up our air and creating good jobs in the process.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Freeway Direction Signs for Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

July 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA — On Monday, Senator Anthony Portantino’s legislation, SCR 25, which will install a sign at the Fair Oaks Avenue exit off Interstate 210 in Pasadena to direct the public to the Pasadena Armenian Genocide Memorial, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee with unanimous support.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Portantino’s Legislation to Name Segment of CA-134 Freeway After President Obama Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

July 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Last night, Senator Anthony J. Portantino’s legislation, SCR 8, which will name the segment of the CA-134 freeway between the Glendale CA-2 and the Interstate 210 Freeway the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway,” passed the Assembly Transportation Committee with overwhelming support. 

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Bail Reform Legislation Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee

July 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Public Safety Committee today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to reform California’s cash bail system and replace a pretrial process that often forces people of modest means to remain in jail until a court can determine their innocence or guilt but allows the wealthy to go free.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Governor Signs Important Law Helping the City of La Puente

July 11, 2017

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure to help the City of La Puente further utilize newly acquired funding from the County of Los Angeles to benefit the overall livelihood of residents in the city.  Senate Bill 361, authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Governor signs Wieckowski bill clarifying family law disclosures in mediation

July 10, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s bill clarifying that current mediation confidentiality statutes do not apply to legally-required financial disclosures in family law cases was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  The bill codifies an appellate court ruling from 2014.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León Applauds Governor Brown for Signing Clean Energy Job Creation Legislation

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement today on the Governor’s signing SB 110, which allocates $75 million from Proposition 39 for schools to retrofit California’s oldest school bus fleets:

Senator Bill Monning

Bill to Require Basic Safety Training for Truck Drivers Passes Key Assembly Committee

July 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, the Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements.