Caucus News

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson's SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Senate Floor, Heads to Governor's Desk

September 13, 2017

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Moreno (916) 651-4019 or cynthia.moreno@sen.ca.gov

JACKSON’S SB 63, NEW PARENT LEAVE ACT, PASSES OFF SENATE FLOOR, HEADS TO GOVERNOR’S DESK

SB 63, a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to provide 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected maternity and paternity leave for Californians who work for smaller employers of 20 or more, passed the Senate floor today with a 25-13 vote.

Senator Toni Atkins

Legislation to Help Give Youth Offenders a Second Chance Highlights Atkins Bills Passed by Assembly

September 13, 2017

Six more bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins have passed on the Assembly floor. They are:

Senator Josh Newman

Two of Senator Newman’s Freshman Bills Head to Governor Brown

September 13, 2017

Sacramento, CA – On the heels of Governor Brown signing into law three of freshman Senator Josh Newman’s (D-Fullerton) measures, two more measures now head to the Governor’s desk for signature. Senate Bills (SB) 52 and 442 both passed out of the Senate today.

Senator Toni Atkins

Assembly Passes Toni Atkins’ Gender Recognition Act, Advancing LGBTQ Civil Rights in California

September 13, 2017

The California Assembly today passed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins that would create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill would also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence with amendments made in the Assembly. From there, it goes to the governor for his signature.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Statement: Senator Hernandez Calls on Congress to Tackle Drug Prices Nationally

September 13, 2017

As Hernandez’ SB 17 goes to the Governor, he encourages others to follow California’s lead and enact similar policy

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 17, authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., now heads to the Governor after receiving a final bipartisan vote of 31-8 by the entire Senate. SB 17 will force pharmaceutical companies to explain their reasons for rising drug prices. 

Senator Kevin de León

President Pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following Rules Committee Appointments:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Sept. 13, 2017: Assembly approves bill to seal arrest records for those not convicted of a crime

September 13, 2017

Clearing barriers to finding an apartment or a job

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly approved Senate Bill 393, the Consumer Arrest Record Equity Act, to seal arrest records and remove barriers to employment and housing for those arrested but not convicted of a crime. The CARE Act is sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.

Senator Jim Beall

Assembly Approves Beall's Ballot Proposal to Trim Long Commutes

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A proposal by Senator Jim Beall to let Bay Area voters decide whether to raise bridge tolls to fund a comprehensive regional traffic relief plan to reduce commuter congestion was approved by the Assembly today.

Senator Ricardo Lara

California Assembly Approves Bill to Seal Arrest Records for Those Not Convicted of a Crime

September 13, 2017

Consumer Arrest Record Equity (CARE) Act (Senate Bill 393) sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly approved Senate Bill 393, the Consumer Arrest Record Equity Act, to seal arrest records and remove barriers to employment and housing for those arrested but not convicted of a crime. The CARE Act is sponsored by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Bill to Fix California’s Broken Recycling Laws Passes Assembly

September 13, 2017

Sacramento –  Today the California State Assembly passed Senate Bill 458, a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to fix state recycling laws that are negatively impacting small grocery stores across California. The bill must go back to the Senate for a concurrence vote to accept amendments made in the Assembly before it moves to the Governor’s desk. The Senate previously passed SB 458 in July.