Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Signs Healthcare Bills Authored by Senator Atkins, improving Child Oral Health and Guarding Against Discrimination

October 13, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed two pieces of healthcare legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), bringing the number of her bills signed to nine.

Senator Steven Bradford

California Eases Worker’s Compensation Requirements for Small Businesses

October 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 189 into law. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced SB 189 to clarify when an owner of a company may waive his or her right to workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski to honor Latinos at 5th Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony

October 12, 2017

Hayward – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognized four outstanding community leaders for their contributions to the 10th Senate District at his 5th Annual Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony, this Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pancho Villa Event Center, 1026 B Street in Hayward.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Governor Signs Bill to Extend Tax Checkoffs for Food Banks

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed his legislation to ensure that Californians can continue to mark boxes on their state tax returns to contribute money to food banks.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Governor Signs Legislation to Prevent School Lunch Shaming

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed his legislation to stop schools from publicly shaming or embarrassing students by either denying them lunch or providing a snack instead because their parents haven’t paid lunch fees.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Pasadena NAACP Honors Portantino at 32nd Annual Ruby McKnight Williams Award Dinner

October 12, 2017

Pasadena, CA – This evening, Senator Anthony J. Portantino will be recognized as the recipient of the Civic Award by the Pasadena Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the 32nd Ruby McKnight Williams Awards Dinner. The Pasadena NAACP will be honoring Senator Portantino for his outstanding commitment to public service and continuous support of the communities he serves.

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Signs Bill by Senator Hill to Cut Red Tape for Deployment of Driverless Vehicles in California

October 12, 2017

Governor Brown signed legislation today by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, to enable the safe and more timely deployment of driverless cars.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Governor Signs Jackson Bill To Provide Job-Protected Leave For New Parents

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO –  In a signing ceremony today focusing on legislation that affects women, children and families and attended by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) that will allow millions more California parents to take time off to care for a newborn without fear of losing their jobs.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 12, 2017: Gov. Brown expands placement options for foster children

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to speed up placements for children in foster care by repealing and streamlining redundant criminal-history restrictions for prospective care givers.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 12, 2017: Gov. Brown endorses improvements to provide housing, resources to foster children, adults

October 12, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell law takes effect Jan. 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a bill to help foster youth transition into adulthood by improving their safety net of resources, peers and family.

“This new law will put into practice what we’ve learned over the past several years about the best way to help foster youth transition out of the foster-care system into adulthood,” Sen.  Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, said about her Senate Bill 612.