Caucus News

Senator Jerry Hill

Hill Bills on Martins Beach and Caltrain Sales Tax Head to the Governor, Assembly Passes School Reserve Cap Legislation

September 11, 2017

The state Senate approved bills today by Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, to aid the effort to restore public access at Martins Beach and provide a stable funding option for Caltrain, sending the legislation to Governor Brown for his review. Meanwhile, the Assembly passed a bill to ease the cap that limits how much schools districts can hold in their reserve funds as savings. 

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Brown signs Wieckowski bill to enhance privacy of cyber retaliation victims in court

September 11, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to enhance privacy protections for victims of cyber retaliation (revenge porn) who are using a pseudonym in their court case was signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown.  SB 157 passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Governor signs Wieckowski bill to protect HOA residents' political speech rights

September 11, 2017

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to protect the political speech rights of residents living in one of California’s more than 52,000 common interest developments was signed by Governor Brown today. SB 407 passed the Legislature with bipartisan support late last month.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Drug Pricing Transparency Bill Approved by the Assembly

September 11, 2017

Senator Hernandez’ SB 17 heads to the Senate Floor for concurrence, then to the Governor’s Desk

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senate Bill 17, authored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez, O.D., chair of the Senate Health Committee, passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. SB 17 will shine a light on Big Pharma and the reasons for rising drug prices in California.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Statement of Senator Ricardo Lara on New Bill to Require ICE Agents Have Warrants to Enter Courts and Schools

September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) issued the following statement on the newly introduced Senate Bill 183, which would require that ICE agents obtain a warrant before entering a state building, including a California courthouse, school or college:

Senator Nancy Skinner

Landmark Consumer Protections Approved for PACE Clean Energy Financing

September 11, 2017

 

Sacramento, State Capitol – Senate Bill 242 authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) to strengthen consumer protections for California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program passed the State Senate today and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk.

 

“California is the national leader in PACE financing,” stated Senator Skinner, “SB 242 adds consumer safeguards so homeowners can continue to enjoy a convenient tool to finance energy, water and earthquake safety upgrades to their homes and properties.”

 

Senator Jerry Hill

Bill Allowing San Mateo County & Three Special Districts to Reap Huge Construction Savings Advances in Assembly

September 11, 2017

San Mateo County would be permitted to take advantage of a process that allows public entities to use a method that ensures best value in construction project contracts in order to expedite the county’s five-year, $500-million capital improvement plan, under Senate Bill 793 by Senator Jerry Hill.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León and Brown Reach Agreement on SB 54, California Values Act

September 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement today on new amendments to SB 54, the California Values act, that are the result of negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown and clears the way for a crucial Assembly floor vote this week.

"This bill protects public safety and people who come to California to work hard and make this state a better place," said Governor Brown.

 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bills SB 44 and SB 290 Pass Assembly Floor and Head to Governor's Desk

September 8, 2017

For Immediate Release
September 8, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Moreno (916) 651-4019 or cynthia.moreno@sen.ca.gov

JACKSON BILLS SB 44 and SB 290 PASS ASSEMBLY FLOOR AND HEAD TO GOVERNOR’S DESK

Sacramento – Yesterday, two key coastal protection bills authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), SB 44 (Coastal Oil Wells) and SB 290 (Marine Entanglement), passed the Assembly floor with a 76-0 vote and 60-15 vote, respectively.

Senator Kevin de León

Senate Leader de León on University of California Lawsuit Against Trump Administration's Decision to End DACA

September 8, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement after the University of California filed a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program:

“I’m grateful that the UC is taking aggressive steps to defend the DACA students and staff members who now find themselves on uncertain terrain.