Caucus News

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill Authored In Response To Trump's Executive Order On Offshore Oil Drilling Passes Key Assembly Committee

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In response to President Trump’s recent executive order opening the door to expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters off the California coast, a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit new pipelines or other infrastructure needed to support new federal oil and gas development passed out of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee today. The vote was 6-3.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Bill Reducing Traffic Fines to People’s Ability to Pay Passes Assembly Committee

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, requiring courts to offer traffic ticket violators payment plans and to reduce fine amounts to a level they can afford today passed the Assembly Transportation Committee.

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Henry Stern’s Bill to Protect Child Victims of Sexual Violence Heads to Governor’s Desk

July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO –State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 756, which would provide restitution for mental health services to young sexual abuse victims, now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk to await his signature after receiving unanimous approval from members of both the State Assembly and Senate.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 10, 2017: Gov. Brown ends unfair attorney’s fees for those found innocent

July 10, 2017

First reform bill by Sens. Mitchell and Lara takes effect Jan. 1, 2018 
SACRAMENTO – Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the first in a package of criminal justice-reform bills seeking to improve public safety, save taxpayers money and put greater emphasis on prevention, rehabilitation and maintaining family cohesion.

Senator Jerry Hill

Patient Safety Bills by Senator Hill Face Crucial Vote Tuesday by Assembly Committee

July 8, 2017

The Assembly Business and Professions Committee casts do-or-die votes on two consumer protection bills by state Senator Jerry Hill that would ensure that patients are notified by their doctor if the physician has been placed on probation for serious professional misconduct, and ensure that state regulators are notified if registered nurses are terminated for – or resign because of – offenses that endangered or harmed patients.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader Celebrates $100 Million to Restore, Revitalize the L.A. River

July 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) held a press conference with advocates to celebrate $100 million in new state budget funding to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River.

Projects aimed at transforming the 51-mile concrete trough into a vibrant social and recreational center are nearly three decades in the making. 

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader Announces Details of $100 Million in New Funding for L.A. River Restoration Projects

July 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and other elected leaders will hold a press conference to discuss $100 million in new funding for projects to restore and revitalize the Los Angeles River and encourage Angelenos to visit the city’s river and state parks.

When: 10:00 a.m PT., Friday, July 7, 2017

Where: Marsh Park, 2944 Gleneden St, Los Angeles, California

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Praises Expansion of state Earned Income Tax Credit

July 6, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today lauded the Senate’s passage of SB 106, a budget trailer bill that includes an expansion of California’s Earned Income Tax Credit:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins’ Affordable-Housing Bill Reaches Major Milestone, Passes on Senate Floor

July 6, 2017

The California Senate today voted 27-12 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. SB 2 now moves on to the state Assembly for consideration.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 2 to Provide Significant New Affordable Housing Funding

July 6, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) offered the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 2, which authorizes a fee on real estate transfers that will be used  to fund affordable housing. Senator Wiener is a co-author of SB 2, along with lead author Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego). SB 2 now heads to the Assembly for consideration.