Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Congratulates California Senate Fellows, Science and Technology Policy Fellows on Legislative Contributions

August 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement following a recognition ceremony held during floor session today to honor the 2021-22 California Senate Fellows and the California Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellows placed in the Senate:

Senator Bob Wieckowski

California Assembly approves Wieckowski bill to phase out 1-pound, single-use propane cylinders

August 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The state Assembly today approved a bill by State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to transition California away from wasteful single-use, 1-pound propane cylinders to refillables by 2028. The bill is expected to pass the Senate on a concurrence vote and go to the Governor for his signature.

Senator Susan Rubio

CA Assembly Passes Piqui’s Law by Senator Rubio, Family Court Bill Heads to Senate Judiciary

August 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State Assembly today passed Piqui’s Law, by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), which mandates judges take training on domestic violence and child abuse to prioritize child safety in custody proceedings and clarifies California's ban on the use of dangerous reunification programs in family court.

Senator Bill Dodd

Legislature Approves Sen. Dodd’s Defensible Space Inspection Bill

August 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO – As California hits peak wildfire season, with multiple infernos across the state, the Legislature has approved a measure from Sen. Bill, D-Napa, that would encourage creation of defensible space, protecting life and property from future conflagrations.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Mayor Garcetti Joins Senator Portantino to Celebrate $2.2M State Funding for Los Angeles Zoo

August 12, 2022

Glendale, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank), the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), and the Los Angeles Zoo were joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti today during a press conference to celebrate the allocation of $2.2 million from the 2022-2023 State Budget to support Los Angeles Zoo biodiversity and renovation projects.  The projects are set to benefit the protection of endangered species and the development of more accessible and inclusive facilities.  The funding was a result of a Portantino budget request on behalf of the Zoo.

Senator John Laird

State Senator Laird Statement on Potential Expansion of Diablo Canyon Power Plant

August 12, 2022

Contact: Richard Stapler

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on Amendments to Psychedelics Legislation and Future of the Bill

August 12, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) released the following statement:

Senator Josh Becker

Bills by Senator Becker Head to Full Assembly for Floor Votes

August 12, 2022

Senator Becker’s portfolio of climate action, social justice, economic equity, affordable housing and patient care bills now heads to the full Assembly for the final stretch of legislative reviews. “I’m grateful to all my bill partners, community advocates and legislative colleagues whose support helped these measures reach this critical stage,” Senator Becker said.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins’ Bill To Support Navy, Marine Military Families Across California Passes Legislature

August 12, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature has passed Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ (D-San Diego) SB 1041, legislation that would make permanent the sales tax exemption for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) and other qualifying organizations that provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Armed Forces of the United States, their family members, and survivors. The bill passed out of the Assembly Thursday on a 76-0 bipartisan vote, and it now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Moderates Discussion on Reproductive Access with Vice President Kamala Harris

August 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO –  As California continues to safeguard protections for abortion access following the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) moderated a roundtable discussion on reproductive rights with Vice President Kamala Harris and other California leaders today in San Francisco.