Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

Atkins’ Bill to Help Convict Sex Traffickers Heading to Governor’s Desk

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO—The California Senate today gave final approval to SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will help prosecutors convict predators who traffic in sex slavery, sending the bill to the governor’s desk. The Senate’s vote came after the Assembly passed the bill on Tuesday.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Assembly Passes Legislation to Prevent School Lunch Shaming

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed legislation by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, 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

California State Legislature Approves SB 478

September 13, 2017

Sacramento, Calif. – SB 478, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), passed the California State Legislature with bipartisan support and is heading to the Governor’s desk.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill SB 169 Passes Assembly Floor, Heads Back to Senate

September 13, 2017

For Immediate Release
September 13, 2017

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

JACKSON BILL SB 169 PASSES ASSEMBLY FLOOR, HEADS BACK TO SENATE

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd issues statement on DACA

September 13, 2017

 

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Pot Use While Driving or Riding in Cars

September 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Smoking or consuming marijuana in any form while driving or riding in vehicles will be specifically prohibited by law in California come January 1 under a bill by Senator Jerry Hill that Governor Brown signed Monday.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson's SB 63, New Parent Leave Act, Passes Off Assembly Floor

September 12, 2017

For Immediate Release
September 12, 2017

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

JACKSON’S SB63, NEW PARENT LEAVE ACT, PASSES OFF ASSEMBLY FLOOR

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 Assembly floor today on a 51-15 vote.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Jobs Not Jails: Opportunity to Seal Juvenile Records Passes State Legislature

September 12, 2017

 

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the California Legislature passed SB 312, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner, to provide a pathway for individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to petition a court to have the record related to their youthful offense sealed.

“Every aspect of life has an obstacle before you if you have a record that you cannot seal,” stated Senator Skinner. “SB 312 establishes a fair system for past youthful offenders to demonstrate that they deserve a second chance. It’s a bill we can all be proud of.”

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Sept. 12, 2017: Legislature OKs effort to help communities thrive; Next stop – Gov. Brown’s desk

September 12, 2017

#EquityAndJustice measure would end certain sentence enhancements 

SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers today approved and sent to the governor an #EquityAndJustice bill to reform California’s criminal justice system to help children and young adults thrive.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Cleaning Product Right to Know Act Passes Assembly – California Closer to Being First in Nation to Require Ingredient Labeling

September 12, 2017

Senate Bill 258 has support of consumer advocates and major manufacturers

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), passed the California Assembly 54-14. Senate Bill 258 would make California the first state to require ingredient labeling for common cleaning products used by millions of consumers and workers every day.