Caucus News

Senator Scott Wiener

The Hill: States defy FCC repeal of net neutrality

June 5, 2018

“The FCC’s action left a huge void with real-life ramifications in terms of the [internet service providers] being able to pick winners and losers on the internet, which is exactly what net neutrality prohibits,” Wiener said in a phone interview with The Hill.

Senator Steven Bradford

Bradford Bill Helping Increase Employment Opportunities for the Rehabilitated Approved by the Senate

June 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO ­– Last week, the California State Senate approved SB 1412. The bill, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), clarifies what information employers may use when screening job applicants. SB 1412 continues the progress that the Legislature and Governor Brown began last year to provide more formerly-incarcerated Californians with a real opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Statement on Announcement of Michel Moore as New LAPD Police Chief

June 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today released the following statement upon the announcement by Mayor Eric Garcetti that Michel Moore will become the next Chief of Police for the Los Angeles Police Department:

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Colorado Baker who Refused Service to an LGBT Couple

June 4, 2018

San Francisco  –  Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled today in the case of the Colorado baker who refused to serve a gay couple:

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Effort to Reduce Residential Burglaries Passes the State Senate

June 4, 2018

Sacramento, California– SB 1266 passed the California State Senate. The author, Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D–La Cañada Flintridge, proposed SB 1266 to protect communities from residential burglaries by requiring ankle monitoring as a condition of payroll.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Passes Legislative Package in Response to Wildfire Danger

June 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate this week passed a comprehensive package of bills in response to the increasing frequency and intensity of wildfires in our state, addressing last year’s horrific fires and taking steps to prevent future devastation.

Senator Scott Wiener

California Senate Approves Senator Wiener’s Bills on Net Neutrality, Housing, Conservatorship, Homeless Youth, Nightlife & Others

June 1, 2018

Sacramento–  This week the California State Senate passed 13 of Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) bills, including those to establish net neutrality in California, fix how California sets local housing goals, strengthen conservatorship laws to help people suffering on our streets, allow cities to choose to extend nightlife hours, and provide more support for homeless youth. Friday, June 1 is the deadline for any Senate bills to be passed out of the Senate.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Historic Water Efficiency Package

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, announced today that his bill, SB 606, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown, along with its partner bill, AB 1668 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).

In the midst of the drought, the Brown administration developed a plan to make water conservation a way of life. SB 606 and AB 1668 build on the administration’s plan to modernize the state’s management of this most precious resource by establishing a 21st century framework for drought resiliency by focusing on water use efficiency, something that has never been done before.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Make California the First State to Require Women on Corporate Boards Passes Senate

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) to require gender diversity on corporate boards passed off the Senate Floor today. SB 826 is a California Legislative Women’s Caucus priority.

Senator Bill Dodd

Wildfire Protection Bill Clears Senate

May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help protect people from wildfires sparked by power lines that are damaged in high winds or other extreme weather passed the full Senate Thursday with unanimous, bipartisan support.

“We must do whatever it takes to save lives and prevent the kind of destruction we’ve seen throughout the state,” Senator Dodd said.  “It’s absolutely critical that we take these important steps to avoid another disaster.”