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Senator Kevin de León

State Coastal Conservancy Grants $2 million to City of Los Angeles for Taylor Yard River Park Planning

May 5, 2017

LOS ANGELES - The Board of the State Coastal Conservancy, the State agency responsible for the protection and restoration of California’s coast and waterways, has authorized the disbursement of up to $2 million to the City of Los Angeles to develop the Implementation Plan for the Taylor Yard River Park on the Los Angeles River.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener and Asssemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher Announce Bill to Stop Irrelevant Disclosures of Immigration Status in Open Court

May 5, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) announced a bill to protect immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court. SB 785 requires that any questions about the immigration status of any witness, victim, or defendant first be deemed by a judge to be relevant to the subject of the litigation before.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Gonzalez Fletcher Announce Bill to Stop Irrelevant Disclosures of Immigration Status in Open Court

May 5, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) announced a bill to protect immigrants from irrelevant disclosures of their immigration status in open court. SB 785 requires that any questions about the immigration status of any witness, victim, or defendant first be deemed by a judge to be relevant to the subject of the litigation before.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire issues statement in response to today’s Congressional Healthcare Vote

May 4, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement in response to today’s Congressional healthcare vote.

Senator Henry Stern

Bipartisan Vote Moves Senator Henry Stern’s Bill to Protect Child Victims of Sexual Violence

May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, State Senator Henry Stern’s SB 756, which would provide restitution for mental health services to young sexual abuse victims, was unanimously approved by the Senate. The bill now heads to the Assembly for consideration.

Senator Kevin de León

STATEMENT: Senate Leader Slams House Republicans’ Disgraceful “Healthcare” Vote

May 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to approve the American Health Care Act, and repeal the Affordable Care Act:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 4, 2017: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell responds to today's Congressional vote on ACA and cuts to Planned Parenthood

May 4, 2017

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Sen. Holly J. Mitchell responds to Congressional vote on ACA and cuts to Planned Parenthood

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, had the following reaction on the passage of the federal legislation known as the American Health Care Act through the House of Representatives today:

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire issues statement opposing Federal attempts to repeal executive order protecting California’s coast from offshore oil drilling

May 4, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire issued the following statement on the Resolution passed this morning on the Senate Floor opposing any attempt by the Federal Government to open up any offshore oil drilling off the Coast of California.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Assembly Approves Measure to Restore Funding to Riverside County’s Four Newest Cities

May 4, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senate Bill 130, which restores critical funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, was approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan vote of 72-1.

Each of these cities incorporated prior to the passage of Senate Bill 89 (2011), which was one of the steps the Legislature took to close the State’s massive budget gap. SB 89 resulted in cities which had incorporated after 2004 losing critical public safety and municipal services funding that had previously been allocated to newly incorporated cities.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 4, 2017:Courage Campaign gives Sen. Holly J. Mitchell 100-percent score on votes reflecting constituent values

May 4, 2017

Progressive ‘People’s report card’ released

SACRAMENTO - The California-based Courage Campaign, in partnership with the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment Action, today announced giving Los Angeles Democrat Sen. Holly J. Mitchell a 100-percent, A-plus rating in its second annual People’s Report Card of California.