Caucus News

Senator Steven Bradford

Governor Brown Signs Bill Incentivizing Child Support Compliance to Combat Poverty

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 380, which modifies the California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program to allow a family to choose whether or not to request CalWORKs aid for a step or half-sibling of an aided child, when the step or half-sibling receives child support payments from a non-custodial parent.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Governor Signs Bill to Return Greater Local Control to School Districts

October 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – School districts will have a greater ability to manage their own fiscal affairs under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed today.

The bill, SB 751, jointly authored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, eliminates the reserve cap for most small school districts and substantially reduces reserve fund obligations for large school districts.

Glazer released this statement:

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Applauds Governor’s Approval of Bills to Help Women, Children and Families

October 12, 2017

Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) reacted with the following statement regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of a package of bills that fulfills some of the top priorities of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Senator Cathleen Galgiani

Newly Approved Law Gives More California Small Businesses a Chance to Compete for State Contracts

October 12, 2017

A greater number of California small businesses will be eligible to participate in the state’s small business contracting program under a new law authored by State Senator Cathleen Galgiani.  Approved yesterday by Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Bill 605 increases the annual income limit from $10 million dollars to a much higher $36 million dollars for small businesses bidding on public works projects.  For all other state contracts for goods and services, the revenue limit was statutorily increased from $10 million to $15 million dollars for small businesses and from $2.5 mil

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 12, 2017: Gov. Brown signs legislation supporting California Legislative Women’s Caucus priorities

October 12, 2017

 

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown joined the California Legislative Women's Caucus today to sign legislation that improves services and support for women, children and families in California. The bills signed today included seven of the eight bills the Caucus had legislative priorities as part of their Stronger California agenda.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 11, 2017: GUEST PRESS RELEASE BY GOV BROWN - What They're Saying About Today's Criminal Justice Reform Legislation

October 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact: Governor's Press Office

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(916) 445-4571

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Brown Signs Toni Atkins’ Bill to Reestablish ‘Honorable Discharge’ Program for Youth Offenders

October 11, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed SB 625, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will reestablish the “honorable discharge” program for juvenile offenders who have completed supervision and have demonstrated an ability to be successful.

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Brown Signs Bill by Senator Hill to Ease the Cap on School Districts’ Reserve

October 11, 2017

Governor Brown signed legislation today by Senator Jerry Hill to ease restrictions on how much school districts can hold in their reserve funds as savings.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 11, 2017: Gov. Brown signs five #EquityAndJustice bills to promote prevention, rehabilitation, family cohesion

October 11, 2017

Sens. Lara and Mitchell continue momentum for reform

   Includes juvenile justice bills to end fees for the innocent, update Miranda rights, and allow parole for youthful offenders

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed the five remaining bills in the #EquityAndJustice package, continuing bipartisan reform of California’s juvenile and adult justice systems.

Senator Steven Bradford

Governor Signs SB 620 Allowing Judges to Strike Unwarranted Sentence Enhancements

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – This afternoon, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 620 into law, updating mandated sentencing enhancements for felony cases in which a firearm was used.  This bill, sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California, changes current law which prohibits judges from striking or dismissing a firearm sentence enhancement and allows judges to determine on a case-by-case basis as to whether or not a 10-year, 20-year or life-term extension is justified.