Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

San Diego and Border Organizations Awarded Almost $3 million From the CAL FIRE Urban and Community Forestry Program Grant

July 11, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) congratulated the

Senator Bill Dodd

July District Report

July 9, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

Our region was hit harder by last year's wildfires than anywhere else in the state. We saw thousands of homes burn, hundreds of thousands of acres scorched, and the tragic loss of lives. The Tubbs Fire alone was the single most destructive wildfire in state history.

Senator Bill Monning

Legislation Authorizing International Arbitration in the State Moves to the Governor's Desk

July 9, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Legislation to allow commercial arbitration proceedings in California, Senate Bill (SB) 766 authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), has moved to the Governor’s desk.

 

“The selection of a venue in international commercial arbitrations is highly competitive and frequently depends on how hospitable the proposed venue is viewed by international parties and their lawyers,” Senator Monning said.  “California is at a disadvantage because there is no explicit authorization for this legal process and SB 766 will address this impediment.”

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson and Limón Convene Hearing on Wildfire Recovery and Prevention

July 9, 2018

MONTECITO– Six months after the deadly Thomas Fire and Montecito debris flow and less than one week after the Holiday Fire in Goleta, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (Santa Barbara), Chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Natural Disaster Response, Recovery and Rebuilding, will convene a joint informational hearing on Thursday, July 12 to provide an update on local recovery and rebuild efforts, as well as informati

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Reacts to Today’s U.S. District Court Decision on SB 54

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in reaction to today’s U.S. District Court decision to uphold SB 54, California’s law that limits the involvement of state and local police agencies in federal immigration enforcement:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Announces Membership to the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today announced the appointment of the Senators who will serve on the Conference Committee on Wildfire Preparedness and Response. They are:

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) – Co-Chair.
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres).
Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego).
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).
Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County).
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Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd’s Wildfire Preparedness and Response Plan Advances

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement Thursday upon the advancement of his wildfire preparedness and response bill to a rare Senate-Assembly conference committee:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 5, 2018: VIDEO - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell further explains why she opposses zero tolerance on family separations

July 5, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on government’s roll on detained children. Although made on the Senate Floor Monday, July 2, 2018, this was posted today.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Statement of Senator Lara on Federal Judge Ruling in U.S. v. California

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) issued the following statement in response to the ruling today in United States vs. State of California upholding the enforcement of California laws. Senator Lara helped to craft AB 103 regarding immigrant detention and is the Chair of the Senate Labor Committee:

“The court rightly ruled that immigrants are not beyond the protection of California law.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senators Wiener and De Leon and Assemblymembers Santiago and Bonta Announce Agreement on California Bill with Strongest Net Neutrality Protections in the Country

July 5, 2018

Sacramento Today, California legislators announced a deal to move forward a proposal to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were repealed under Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission in early June. Senate Bill 822, introduced by Senator Wiener (D-San Francisco) earlier this year, was amended two weeks ago in the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee.