Caucus News

Senator Richard Pan

Federal Judge Denies Effort to Halt Implementation of Senate Bill 742

November 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As anti-vaccine extremists are escalating their tactics to disrupt and stop vaccine efforts, a federal court says that preventing contagious diseases through vaccination is in the public interest and rules against anti-vaccine extremists who attempt to obstruct and interfere with vaccine delivery.   


Senator Mike McGuire

Official State of California Celebration for US Capitol Christmas Tree this Wednesday

November 1, 2021

Sacramento, CA – Every year since 1970, federal officials have designated a tree from one of the United States’ national forests to be showcased during the holiday season as the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. This year, this tremendous honor has been bestowed on the great state of California.

Affectionately known as “Sugar Bear,” the 84-foot white fir originated from the Six Rivers National Forest on the beautiful North Coast in Northern California.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Join us for our Informational Hearing: Strengthening California’s Workforce through Career Education and Apprenticeships

October 29, 2021

Senator Richard D. Roth and the Select Committee on Career Technology and the New Economy invite you to join regional stakeholders, local representatives, and state agency leaders for an informational hearing regarding the strengthening of California’s workforce through career education and apprenticeships. Join us for a discussion focusing on how California can better prepare its workforce for changing job trends and opportunities by improving the continuity between Career Education and apprenticeships, and workforce needs.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Bill Maintaining Health Care Coverage for TV Commercial Production Workers Signed into Law by Governor Newsom

October 28, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 255, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), was signed into law by Governor Newsom. The measure will ensure that freelance television commercial production employees can keep their existing high-quality health insurance benefits.


Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Portantino and Jones-Sawyer Peace Officer Training Reform Bill Signed by Governor Newsom

October 27, 2021

Sacramento, California – Assembly Bill 89, a measure co-authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which reforms and enhances peace officer training and education, was signed into law by Governor Newsom last month.

Senator Monique Limón

Limón and Bennet to introduce legislation banning gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds

October 26, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Steve Bennett issued a joint statement today regarding future legislation to ban gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds:

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s legislation extending the Firefighter Bill of Rights to Seasonal Employees is signed by Governor Newsom

October 26, 2021

Sacramento, CA – As extreme wildfire conditions have taken hold across the State of California over the past several years, CalFire has become more reliant on seasonal firefighters to protect communities and save lives than ever before. Over 1,600 men and women have signed up to be seasonal firefighters this season alone. 

Senator Dave Cortese

Senator Cortese Calls for Ban of Live Ammunition on Theatrical Productions

October 23, 2021

Cortese Announces He Will Introduce Legislation in California to Prevent Accidental Shootings on Theatrical Productions
Senator Dave Cortese (D-Silicon Valley), chair of the California Senate’s Labor Committee, expressed that he intends to introduce legislation that would ban live ammunition, and firearms that are capable of firing live ammunition, from movie sets and theatrical productions in California.

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senator Allen Issues Statement Following State Plan to Prohibit New Oil Wells Near Sensitive Locations

October 21, 2021

Sacramento – Sacramento – As Governor Gavin Newsom takes steps to prohibit new oil wells and facilities within a 3,200-foot exclusion area – or setback – from sensitive locations such as homes, schools, and hospitals, State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee and Co-Chair of the Environmental Caucus, today applauded the proposal that would also require pollution controls for existing wells and facilities within the same areas.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado asks 14th Senate District to submit their nominee for the "Spirit of SD 14 Award"

October 21, 2021

SANGER, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement today, asking that the community submit their nominees for the first annual “Spirit of SD 14 Awards” held in December: