Caucus News

Senator Henry Stern

Senators Stern and Wiener Announce Bill to Expand Conservatorships to Help Mentally Ill and Drug-Addicted People Off of California’s Streets and Into Care

February 1, 2018

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) announced a bill to expand conservatorships for California’s most vulnerable residents who cannot care for themselves and who are dying on our streets.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senators Wiener and Stern Announce Bill to Expand Conservatorships to Help Mentally Ill and Drug-Addicted People Dying on California’s Streets

February 1, 2018

Sacramento –  Today, Senators Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) announced a bill to expand conservatorships for California’s most vulnerable residents who cannot care for themselves and who are dying on our streets. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Senator Dodd introduces Garage Door Safety Bill

February 1, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to improve safety during power outages by requiring newly sold or installed garage door motors to have a battery backup. The bill comes in the wake of devastating wildfires that left numerous evacuees and victims unable to open their garage doors to flee the flames.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Feb. 1, 2018: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell honors Rosa Parks' 105th birthday

February 1, 2018

On the first day of Black History Month, Watch, listen to Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, honor civil-rights leader Rosa Parks on  her 105th birthday.

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Continues Push for Law Enforcement Transparency

February 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – This afternoon, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced SB 978, a follow-up to Senate Bill 345 that he authored last year to improve transparency and accountability of local law enforcement agencies across California.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Moves to Protect Whistleblowers from Retaliation

February 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on the state Senate’s passage of the second of two whistleblower protection bills.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Senator Hernandez Asks CA Attorney General to Investigate City of Industry

February 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D. (D-West Covina) sent a letter asking to meet with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to discuss the ongoing corruption and mismanagement in the city of Industry, which is a charter city of about 200 residents in the San Gabriel Valley. Most recently, city officials fired Bill Lockyer, the reform monitor hired to oversee reforms and ensure accountability.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener Announces Bill to Expand On-Site Water Recycling in All California Cities

February 1, 2018

Sacramento –  Today Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) announced a new bill, SB 966, to expand water recycling in California by developing statewide on-site water reuse regulations so local governments can increase water reuse across California. “On-site” means that the water recycling occurs in individual buildings, as opposed to utility-scale water recycling.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Governor signs bill to provide tax savings for water conservation

January 31, 2018

Statement from Sen. Glazer

SACRAMENTO – I want to thank Gov. Jerry Brown for signing SB 558, which allows the Secretary of State to place my rainwater recycling measure on the June 2018 ballot.

The measure, SCA 9, would allow property owners to install rainwater capture systems without triggering a reassessment of the value of their property and an increase in their property taxes. It is modeled after a similar exclusion that helped the solar industry get off the ground back in the 1980s.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Atkins Introduces Legislation to Require Hotels to Train Employees on Human-Trafficking Prevention

January 31, 2018

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) on Wednesday introduced SB 970, a bill that requires California hotels and motels to train employees how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to report those signs to law enforcement.