Caucus News

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Announces Appointment As Chairman of the Committee on Insurance, Banking, and Financial Institutions

May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was appointed as the Chair of the newly formed Committee on Insurance, Banking, and Financial Institutions by the Senate Committee on Rules. Effective May 18, the newly formed committee will replace the Committees on Insurance and Banking & Financial Institutions. Also serving on the Committee will be Senator Gaines as Vice Chair with Senators Berryhill, Galgiani, Glazer, Hernandez, Hueso, Lara, Mitchell, Morrell, Newman, Portantino, and Roth as members.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Announces Appointment As Chairman of the Committee on Insurance, Banking, and Financial Institutions

May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was appointed as the Chair of the newly formed Committee on Insurance, Banking, and Financial Institutions by the Senate Committee on Rules. Effective May 18, the newly formed committee will replace the Committees on Insurance and Banking & Financial Institutions.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Senate Passes Bill Ensuring Transit Agencies Receive Revenue from Fare Evasion Tickets

May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, to encourage transit agencies to set up their own administrative processes for citing and fining juveniles who ride without paying fare was passed today by the Senate.

SB 614 was approved by the Senate on a 38-0 vote and goes next to the Assembly for consideration.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 15, 2017: Senate okays plans to set age 12 as minimum for prosecution, reduce wasteful incarcerations

May 15, 2017

Reform measures part of Equity and Justice package

SACRAMENTO – State senators today approved setting age 12 as the minimum age for prosecution, part of a package of sweeping reforms of how California’s criminal justice system treats youths and young adults.

In addition, senators approved a companion measure that seeks a modest step toward enacting the bipartisan movement to end wasteful incarceration spending in favor of community reinvestments.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Rules Committee Announces Senate Committee Changes

May 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee today announced the following changes to Senate standing committees and their membership.                                                                                                          Governmental Organization:
Appointed Senator Bill Dodd (D – Napa), Chair
Senator Steven Glazer (D – Orinda) remains a member of the committee.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Californians Can Now Weight in on "California Trusts Women" License Plate Design

May 15, 2017

Voting Kicks Off Today for Pro-Choice License Plate To Raise Funds for Women’s Reproductive Health Care Services Threatened by Trump

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined NARAL Pro-Choice California to unveil three potential designs for a “California Trusts Women” pro-choice license plate to be created by Senate Bill 309, authored by Jackson, now moving through the Legislature.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Californians Can Now Weigh in on "California Trusts Women" License Plate Design

May 15, 2017

Voting Kicks Off Today for Pro-Choice License Plate To Raise Funds for Women’s Reproductive Health Care Services Threatened by Trump

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) joined NARAL Pro-Choice California to unveil three potential designs for a “California Trusts Women” pro-choice license plate to be created by Senate Bill 309, authored by Jackson, now moving through the Legislature.

Senator Henry Stern

California Senate and Assembly Elections Chairs Dubious of Trump's Recent Order on Election Integrity

May 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Chairmen of the Senate and Assembly Elections Committees, State Senator Henry Stern and Assemblymember Marc Berman issued a joint statement condemning President Trump’s latest Executive Order announcing a commission to investigate voter fraud. Meanwhile Trump’s own Administration is under active FBI investigation.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 12, 2017: Governor Brown's May Revise 2017-18 Budget

May 12, 2017

This morning, Governor Jerry Brown released his May Revision to his January budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Total budget spending amounts to $183.4 billion.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Wieckowski's response to Governor's May Revise Cap and Trade comments

May 11, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski, the chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, and the author of Senate Bill 775, a bill to improve California’s Cap and Trade system post-2020, made the following statement today.

“I agree with Governor Brown that the Legislature should take action to improve and extend Cap and Trade beyond 2020, building on what we have learned from the existing system and ensuring that we meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals set in last year’s SB 32.