Caucus News

Senator Dave Min

First Year Senator Dave Min Tallies Eight Bills Authored, Signed by Governor Newsom

October 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a total of eight of his bills into law. At the end of the State Legislature’s session in September, Senator Min had introduced a total of 15 bills, of which eight had  reached the Governor’s desk for consideration.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado releases statement on Governor's signature of SB 428--the ACES Equity Act

October 15, 2021

SANGER, CA –Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today, released a statement after her series “Serving SD14 on ACES” with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, regarding Governor Newsom’s signature on her bill, Senate Bill 428—the ACEs Equity Act last week:

Senator Benjamin Allen

Governor Newsom Signs Bill to Retroactively Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements

October 12, 2021

Sacramento – Californians incarcerated due to criminal penalty enhancements that are no longer in state law may soon have those enhancements retroactively removed from their record. Governor Newsom’s signature of Senate Bill 483 last week, authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), applies the repeal of these demonstrably ineffective enhancements to people currently in jails and prisons, subject to court review and approval.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Responds to Ag/Commercial Wildfire Insurance Plan

October 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s plan to ensure commercial and agricultural insurance coverage amid continuing wildfires.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado announces $2.8 million investment to replace Olson-Kings River Sewer Main

October 12, 2021

REEDLEY, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after her press conference announcing an investment of $2.8 million to replace the Olson-Kings River Sewer Main:

Senator Steven Bradford

Governor Newsom Signs SB 567, Correcting 14 years of Unjust Criminal Sentencing Procedures

October 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – On October 8th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 567 into law to modify the criminal sentencing process. SB 567 creates a presumption of sentencing judgement of imprisonments and enhancements not to exceed the middle terms, unless there are circumstances in aggravation of a crime that justify the imposition of the upper term.

Senator Ben Hueso

More Californians Can Access Discounted Phone, Broadband Service through New Law

October 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO – As part of his final action on bills from the 2021 legislative session, Governor Gavin Newsom this weekend announced he signed into law Senator Ben Hueso’s (D-San Diego) bill to ensure more low-income Californians have access to discounted phone and Internet service through the Lifeline Universal Telephone Service Program (California LifeLine Program).

Senator Josh Becker

Governor Newsom Signs Climate Bill by Senator Becker to Ease Barriers for Building Electrification

October 11, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation by Senator Josh Becker on Friday to make it easier and less costly for property owners who want to power their homes with electricity so they can reduce or eliminate use of fossil fuels.
 California was successful in its campaign to reach 1 million solar roofs and now this is the first step in the new campaign to reach 1 million all-electric buildings.

Senator Henry Stern

Stern Goes Seven for Seven with Final 3 bills signed by Newsom on Wildlife Corridors, Mental Health in Jails and Oil and Gas Reform

October 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO –  In the past week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 790, SB 406 and SB 317  by Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) into law. Governor Newsom had previously signed all 4 other Stern bills passed to his desk. Stern's new laws aim to improve conditions for nursing home patients, help those in need of mental health assistance, promote wildlife corridors, and tackle wildfire prevention, power shut offs, and oil pollution to the Governor’s desk. 

Wildlife Corridors

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Virtual Town Hall w/ Latest from Capitol and 2022 Forecast

October 11, 2021

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall Oct. 18 bringing the latest updates from Sacramento and featuring panelists Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins. Among the topics to be discussed will be highlights of the legislative and budget year as well as the road ahead for 2022

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY Sonoma. Panelists will take live and submitted questions.