Caucus News

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Portantino’s Access to Autism Treatment Effort Passed the Assembly Health Committee

June 23, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 562, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada Flintridge), passed the Assembly Health Committee this week. The measure seeks to eliminate barriers to help patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) access Behavior Health Treatment (BHT) in California.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Assembly Education Committee Passes Leyva Bill Advancing Girls State and Boys State Equity

June 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, the Assembly Education Committee approved Senate Bill 363 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which will require the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary—in their respective Boys State and Girls State programs—to offer substantially similar curriculum and access to government officials / facilities, an equal number of opportunities for girls as there are for boys, equal limitations on the number of students nominated per school, and allow non-binary students to apply to either program.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva Honors Fairplex in Pomona as “Nonprofit of the Year”

June 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to recognize Fairplex in Pomona as the 2021 20th State Senate District “Nonprofit of the Year”.

Senator Susan Rubio

Senator Susan Rubio Bill to Save Small Performing Arts Theaters Passes Assembly Labor Committee

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today passed a bill by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that will save community performing arts organizations and allow them to continue their important work as social justice vehicles for marginalized voices.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Assembly Judiciary Committee approves four Wieckowski bills

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Four bills authored by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), dealing with mandatory arbitration, employment and housing discrimination, minors and homeowner associations, were approved with bipartisan support by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senator Leyva’s “Silenced No More Act” Passes Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Affirming the importance of empowering survivors of workplace harassment or discrimination, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee today passed legislation authored by Senator Connie M.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Leyva Bill Expanding Access to Birth Control Clears Assembly Labor and Employment Committee

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Taking our state one step closer to strengthening the ability of Californians to receive timely access to birth control, the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved Senate Bill 523 authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will expand and modernize birth control access in California regardless of an individual’s gender, insurance coverage status, where they work or where they go to school.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado holds virtual drought press conference

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) held a virtual press conference, where she and other Senate District 14 leaders discussed the drought’s impact on small rural communities in the Central Valley. This press conference was part of the Senator’s “Food and Water Resiliency Tour.” 

Senator Susan Rubio

With Unanimous, Bipartisan Support, Senator Susan Rubio’s Cancer Medication Recycling Program Bill Passes State Assembly B & P Committee

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State Assembly Business and Professions Committee today passed SB 310 by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) with unanimous, bipartisan support. This critical bill will expand access to life-saving cancer medication to needy cancer patients by creating a cancer medication donation program.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Legislation to Extend Road Charge Pilot Program, Providing Potential Future Source of Transportation Funding, Passes Assembly Transportation Committee

June 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation Senate Bill 339, the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot, passed the Assembly Transportation Committee by a vote of 11-4. This pilot program, which allows California to study a road user charge based on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) instead of relying on gas taxes, is a critical strategy as the state transitions away from fossil fuels. The bill will next be heard in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.