Caucus News

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Leyva Bill Protecting Victims of Harassment from Retaliation Passes Assembly Committee

July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In an ongoing effort to protect victims of sexual harassment and other related forms of harassment and discrimination, Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce that the Assembly Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that will clarify that harassers can be held personally liable for retaliating against an employee for exercising his or her legal rights against discrimination and harassment under state law.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski bill reining in homeowner associations' abuses passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

July 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill to curb abuses in California’s more than 55,000 homeowner associations (HOA) by adding requirements that will lead to fairer elections was approved today by the Assembly Judiciary Committee.  SB 1265, authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) now heads to the Assembly floor.  It has already been approved by the state Senate.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Assembly Holds First Hearing on Bill Allowing All Californians to Serve on Boards and Commissions -- Regardless of Immigration Status

July 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – On Tuesday, July 3, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved the California Inclusion Act (Senate Bill 174), introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), after the first public hearing on the bill.

SB 174 opens civil service on local and state boards and commissions to all Californians who meet the requirements to serve, regardless of immigration status.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Assembly Judiciary Committee Approves Leyva Bill Banning Secret Settlements in Sexual Assault and Harassment Cases

July 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ban the use of secret settlements related to specified sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, passed from the Assembly Judiciary Committee earlier today.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Bipartisan Bill to Incentivize Purchase of Fresh Produce by Low Income Californians Passed as Part of State Budget

July 3, 2018

Sacramento – Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bill to make California-grown fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable for CalFresh recipients was signed into law last week by Governor Brown as part of this year’s budget. Senate Bill 900 established the CalFresh Fruit and Vegetables EBT Pilot Project which will help low-income Californians purchase healthier food by allowing CalFresh recipients to earn extra CalFresh funds by purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables grown in California.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 2, 2018: VIDEO - Adjourning in memory of John Wesley Mack

July 2, 2018

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell on civil rights leader John Wesley Mack, tireless advocate for minorities.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 2, 2018: VIDEO - Here's why Mental Health Awareness is important

July 2, 2018

During a Senate Floor session on SCR 155, Sen. Holly J. Mitchell explains why July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and recognizes the ongoing need for access and equity. The measure passed 37-0.

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd’s Public Works Bill Approved by Legislature

July 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that improves counties’ ability to plan and deliver infrastructure projects was approved by the Legislature Monday and goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for a signature.

“This is a common-sense measure that grants counties the flexibility they need to build projects in the most efficient manner possible, translating into savings for local government and taxpayers alike,” Senator Dodd said. “It will ensure more timely completion at a higher quality, sparing the public any cost overruns.”

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth Celebrates Historic Moment on Senate Floor

July 2, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Senate voted out Senator Richard D. Roth’s resolution to rename the 60-91-215 Interchange the Joseph Tavaglione Interchange.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

July 2, 2018: VIDEO - A military hero wounded in Vietnam will get a home makeover ahead of 4th of July

June 29, 2018

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