Caucus News

Senator Richard D. Roth

2018-2019 State Budget Makes Significant Investments in Senate District 31

June 27, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth celebrated the money and programs coming to Senate District 31 thanks to the investments made in the California State Budget.

“The budget brings recognition, respect, and resources to Inland Southern California,” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside). “It strikes the correct balance of fiscal prudence while making vital investments in mental health care, the backlogged justice system, and veterans transitioning to civilian life.”

Senator Ed Hernandez

Release: Assembly Health Approves Senator Hernandez’ Bills Protecting California’s Health Care

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Assembly Health Committee approved several bills that protect vulnerable Californians and strengthen California’s health care gains.

Senator Toni Atkins

California Senate Leader Reacts to Janus Decision

June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Hertzberg Bot Bill and Cannabis Banking Bill Both Clear Second Assembly Committees

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, today announced that two of his bills succeeded this morning in their second Assembly committee hearings.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Assembly Higher Education Committee Supports Student Right to Access On-Campus Medication Abortion

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Higher Education Committee today approved legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will ensure access to medication abortion services on California public university campuses for students who may become pregnant and seek to terminate their pregnancy during the first ten weeks.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

California Privacy Law Passes Senate Committee; Headed to Senate Floor

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senators Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) today announced that their comprehensive privacy legislation, AB 375, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and is on track to be voted on in both the Senate and Assembly Floors on Thursday, June 28.

The authors of the bill released the following statements in response to the bill’s committee passage:

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Gutted Net Neutrality Bill Moves Forward, Allowing Negotiations to Restore Protections to Continue

June 26, 2018

Sacramento–  Today the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee passed Senate Bill 822, which Senator Scott Wiener introduced to restore net neutrality in California. The version of SB 822 passed by committee today was on that had all the major protections removed from it last week in the Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee.

Senator Ricardo Lara

Bill Would Extend Insurance Relief for One Year to All Homeowners in a Disaster Area

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved SB 824, the Wildlife Safety and Recovery Act by an 8-0 vote to prohibit insurance companies from cancelling or not renewing a homeowner’s policy for one year if they live in an area with a declared state of emergency.

SB 824 extends protections that currently exist for homeowners who lose property in a fire or disaster to their neighbors whose homes survive.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Leyva Rape Kit Testing Bill Clears Key Assembly Committee

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved important legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require law enforcement agencies and forensic laboratories to promptly analyze and test all newly collected rape kit evidence in California.

Senator Ed Hernandez

Statement: Senator Hernandez on SCOTUS Decision on “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

June 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Ed Hernandez, O.D., (D-West Covina) released the following statement on the SCOTUS decision relating to “crisis pregnancy centers.”