Caucus News

Senator Nancy Skinner

Jobs Not Jails: Opportunity to Seal Juvenile Records Signed by Governor Brown

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 312, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that provides a pathway for individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to petition a court to have the record related to their youthful offense sealed.

“Every aspect of life is an obstacle if you have a record” stated Senator Skinner. “SB 312 establishes a fair system for past youthful offenders to clear their criminal records.”

Senator Ricardo Lara

Gov. Brown signs five #EquityAndJustice bills to promote prevention, rehabilitation, family cohesion

October 11, 2017

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 Ricardo Lara

Governor Brown Signs SB 563 for Wood Smoke Reduction Program to Help Californians Make the Leap to Cleaner, Healthier Heating

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 563, authored by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), which formally establishes a Wood Smoke Reduction Program at the Air Resources Board and helps Californians transition from wood-burning devices to cleaner, healthier alternatives.

Senator Josh Newman

Measure to update 20-year-old Swimming Pool Safety Act Signed by Governor Brown

October 11, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill (SB) 442 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown this afternoon. The measure updates the 20-year-old residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, and its common-sense and cost-effective modifications prevent drowning fatalities across the state by requiring an additional layer of safety in residential and public pools, while also requiring inspection of pool safety measures as part of the sale and transfer of a home in California.

Said Senator Newman:

Senator Steven Bradford

Governor Signs Bill for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the New Los Angeles Rams and Chargers Stadium at Hollywood Park

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 582 into law, which will expand the locations where an alcohol manufacturer may purchase advertising space and time from, or on behalf of, an on-sale retail licensee by including the Los Angeles Stadium in the City of Inglewood and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Oct. 11, 2017: Gov. Brown signs bill supporting single-gender academies in Los Angeles

October 11, 2017

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell’s support key to passage   

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown today signed into law a plan to allow the Los Angeles Unified School District to move forward with a pair of single-gender schools to promote leadership and interest in technology-related fields among its diverse students.

The action affects the district’s Girls Academic Leadership Academy, which opened its doors last year, and the Boys Academic Leadership Academy, which welcomed its first class of students at the start of this semester.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Governor Signs Jackson Bill to Clean Up Beaches, Plug Old, Leaking Oil Wells

October 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Governor Brown has just signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to monitor and cap California’s old, abandoned and leaking oil wells.

Senator Steven M. Glazer

Governor Signs Bill to Advance Inspector General for BART

October 10, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a measure that will give Bay Area voters a chance to create an independent inspector general for BART to hold the sprawling transit district accountable for its spending, service to riders, and timely delivery of capital projects.

The inspector general was proposed by state Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, as part of a bill, SB 595, by Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) that will ask voters to raise bridge tolls to fund transportation projects designed to relieve traffic congestion in the bridge corridors.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener's Statement on Governor Brown's Signing of Bill to Fix California’s Broken Recycling Laws

October 10, 2017

Sacramento –  Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 458, a bill by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to fix state recycling laws that are negatively impacting small grocery stores across California. SB 458 is an urgency measure, which means it goes into effect immediately.

Senator Wiener issued the following statement:

Senator Jerry Hill

Governor Brown Signs Bill Authorizing Caltrain to Put a 1/8-Cent Sales Tax Before Voters to Fund Rail Service Improvements and Operations

October 10, 2017

Governor Brown signed legislation today that lays the groundwork for the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which oversees Caltrain, to put a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure before the voters of San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties to fund the rail service’s capital and operating costs.