Caucus News

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Leyva Bill to Ban Sending Unsolicited Lewd Pictures and Videos Signed Into Law

September 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – After receiving strong bipartisan support in the Legislature, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation earlier today authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos, also known as ‘cyberflashing.’

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor Signs Sen. Dodd’s Feral Pig Control Bill

September 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his legislation to help control the state’s growing wild pig population, reducing damage caused by the invasive species to the environment, private property and agriculture.

Senator Dave Cortese

Silicon Valley Pain Index Inspires Guaranteed Income Program for Unhoused Students in Santa Clara County

September 22, 2022

The Silicon Valley Pain Index, a meta-analysis crafted by San José State University’s Human Rights Institute that revealed Santa Clara County’s growing racial and wealth disparities along with a troubling trend of housing and food insecurity among young adults, inspired a pi

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Announces Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week

September 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of the critical role the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plays in California’s economy and environment, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has designated the last week of September as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Week.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Gov. Newsom signs bill to extend solar-tax exclusions to promote green projects

September 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Van Nuys today issued the following statement after Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 1340 to extend existing property tax exclusions for new active solar energy systems.

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor Signs Sen. Dodd’s Hospital Emergency Response Bill

September 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his bill to help hospitals respond to public health crises such as pandemics and natural disasters, ensuring patients get the care they need.

“California hospitals have been hit hard by the pandemic, destructive wildfires and other natural disasters,” Sen. Dodd said.  “That’s why I’m so thankful Gov. Newsom signed my bill, which will ensure that when a public emergency strikes, hospitals can respond, adapting to fast-changing conditions to serve patients as quickly as possible.”

Senator Bill Dodd

Gov. Signs Sen. Dodd's Affordable Housing Bill

September 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his legislation to assist the creation of affordable housing in California by identifying excess state property that could be used for development, advancing earlier initiatives from the governor to address the state housing crisis.

Senator Toni Atkins

ICYMI: Senate Leader Atkins’ Bills to Enhance San Diego River Conservancy, Help Military Families Signed Into Law

September 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has recently had two San Diego-focused bills signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this month – SB 1027 and SB 1041.

Senator Susan Rubio

Gov. Newsom Signs Senate Insurance Committee Bill, Increasing Consumer Protections

September 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed a bill authored by the Senate Insurance Committee, which Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) chairs, increasing protections for consumers. 

Senator Benjamin Allen

Gov. Newsom Signs New Law Authored by Senator Allen Requiring CA Oil Refiners To Report Profits Per Gallon

September 16, 2022

Vallejo, CA — California Governor Gavin Newsom took action today to uncover why Californians are paying so much to fuel vehicles when he signed Senator Ben Allen's legislation requiring oil refiners to disclose monthly their profits from refining oil into gasoline.
SB 1322, the Oil Refiner Price Disclosure Act, will require the state’s oil refiners to report each month on the cost of the crude oil they buy, the wholesale price of the gasoline they sell, and their per gallon profits.