Caucus News

Senator Scott Wiener

Celebration and Statement after Governor Brown's Signs SB 179 – The Gender Recognition Act

October 16, 2017

San Francisco –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) will join advocates of a series of bills that expanded the rights of LGBT people in California. These includes SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, which Governor Brown signed last night, as well as SB 219, the LGBT Senior Bill of Rights, and SB 239, which modernizes HIV criminalization laws.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva: Mobilehome Bills Protect Residents, Communities

October 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO – As the Chair of the Select Committee on Manufactured Home / Mobilehome Communities, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed three bills authored by the Senator and another that she coauthored that will improve the lives of mobilehome residents and the availability of affordable housing in California.

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Brown Signs Toni Atkins’ SB 179, Creating Third Gender Marker for State IDs

October 16, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill will also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Governor Brown Signs Nation’s First Transgender Rights Training for Businesses to Boost Hiring and Inclusion in Workplace

October 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Brown signed the Transgender Work Opportunity Act (Senate Bill 396), authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), to make California the first in the nation to require training that will help transgender workers to overcome high unemployment and lack of inclusion.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Governor Brown Upholds Constitutional Values by Signing California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31) Opposing Federal Registry Based on Religion, Race or National Origin

October 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today Governor Brown joined Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature in support of our core Constitutional values by signing the California Religious Freedom Act (Senate Bill 31), authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). The urgency clause included in this bill means that this bill becomes law today.

Senator Steven Bradford

SB 490 Signed Ensuring Fair Pay for Salon Professionals

October 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Brown signed SB 490 into law, which authorizes licensed salon professionals to be paid by commission, as long as they are guaranteed at least twice the state minimum wage. 

“SB 490 allows salon professionals to not only get paid for their services, but also compensated for selling products that boost the bottom line for the salons where they work,” said Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena).  “It is only fair that salon professionals be compensated for the business they bring to their respective salons.”

Senator Ricardo Lara

Governor Brown Signs Cleaning Product Right to Know Act to Create First-in-Nation Label Law for Consumers

October 15, 2017

Senate Bill 258 embraced by environmental groups, consumers and manufacturers – will lead to disclosure of hazardous chemicals and allergens in household and workplace cleaners
 

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Welcomes Governor’s Approval of Lower San Gabriel River Recreation and Park District

October 15, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) thanked Governor Jerry Brown for his approval of Senate Bill 45 (SB 45) today. The measure, Senate Bill (SB) 693, will provide communities along with the Lower San Gabriel River (SGR) greater access to recreational space as well as promote the river’s revitalization by authorizing the establishment of the Lower SGR Recreation and Park District, passed the Legislature with bipartisan support.

Senator Tony Mendoza

Senator Tony Mendoza Announces Governor Jerry Brown’s Approval of Election-Fairness Measure

October 15, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announces Governor Jerry Brown’s approval of Senate Bill (SB) 45. The measure was unanimously approved by the Legislature.

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Brown Signs Toni Atkins’ Legislation to Help Convict Sex Traffickers and Prevent Victimization

October 14, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will allow victims of sex slavery to confront their traffickers in court and help prevent others from being violently abused.