Caucus News

Senator Bill Monning

Bill to Require Basic Safety Training for Truck Driver sPasses Off the Senate Floor

May 1, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements.  

Senator Bill Monning

Bill to Require Basic Safety Training for Truck Driver Passes Off the Senate Floor

May 1, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements.  

Senator Mike McGuire

California Presidential Tax Transparency Bill Approved in Final Senate Committee

May 1, 2017

Sacramento, CA – President Trump marked his 100th Day in Office last week and the American public continues to be in the dark about his tax returns. Senator McGuire and Senator Wiener’s tax transparency bill is needed now more than ever since the President is advancing a massive tax cut plan that will benefit the richest Americans, including himself.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 1, 2017: GUEST PRESS RELEASE - UC Berkeley School of Law: Report Finds California’s Juvenile System Fees Are Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly

May 1, 2017

UC Berkeley School of Law, 590 Simon Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720
T: 510.643.1076
May 1, 2017
CONTACT: Stephanie Campos-Bui, Clinical Supervising Attorney, Policy Advocacy Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law
Office: (510) 643-4624, Email: scamposbui@law.berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic’s “Making Families Pay” Report Finds
California’s Juvenile System Fees Are Harmful, Unlawful, and Costly

Senator Josh Newman

Statement on Passage of SB 630 – Retaining Jail Funding for Local Needs

May 1, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol - On Monday, Senate Bill 630, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (Berkeley) passed the Senate floor.

Senate Bill 630 ensures that counties that have existing jail capacity that is currently under lease for non-county, non-state purposes would be excluded from receiving new state funds for jail construction or expansion.

"SB 630 ensures that state funds are not diverted for non-state purposes," said State Senator Nancy Skinner.

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

May 1, 2017: OP-ED - Sen. Holly Mitchell on anniversary of Rodney King verdict

May 1, 2017

Lack of basic necessities drove rebellion

By Sen. Holly J. Mitchell/Guest Columnist

In the language of my community, riots mean one thing, rebellion something else.

Senator Josh Newman

Naming Segment of CA-134 Freeway After President Obama Passes

May 1, 2017

Sacramento, CA — Senator Anthony Portantino’s legislation, SCR 8, which will name the segment of the CA-134 freeway between the Glendale CA-2 and the Interstate 210 Freeway the “President Barack H. Obama Freeway,” recently passed the Senate Transportation Committee with overwhelming support.

President Obama began his college education in California, attending Occidental College in

Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981. He lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year where he

Senator Jim Beall

Senator Beall’s Statement on the Ratification of SB 1

April 28, 2017

CAMPBELL – Senator Jim Beall, author of Senate Bill 1 and chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issues this statement on the signing of SB 1 today by Governor Brown:

Senator Holly J. Mitchell

April 28, 2017: Abortion is a constitutional right

April 27, 2017

LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2017) -- Watch and listen to a recap of a recent health forum hosted by Sens. Holly J. Mitchell and Ed Hernandez.

 

Senator Bill Monning

Statement from Senator Monning on Announcement of the City of Paso Robles Tertiary Treatment Facilities Project Financing Agreement

April 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement that the final financing agreement for the construction of the City of Paso Robles Tertiary Treatment Facilities project has been approved by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB). The project will help restore balance to the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin and create a reliable water source for communities in San Luis Obispo County.