Caucus News

Senator Benjamin Allen

Bill Providing Zero-Emission Mass Transit Projects Expedited Approval Signed Into Law

October 7, 2021

Sacramento – Environmentally friendly mass transit projects will soon be eligible for an expedited approval process in Los Angeles County. Senate Bill 44, by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), will allow zero-emission mass transit projects to be considered for expedited California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review. Governor Newsom signed the measure into law on Thursday.

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado releases statement after securing $1 million fire and public safety investment for the cities of Lindsay, Woodlake, and Sanger

October 7, 2021

LINDSAY, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after announcing that she secured a $1,000,000 investment in fire and public safety funding for the cities of Lindsay, Woodlake and Sanger:

Senator Scott Wiener

Governor Newsom Signs Into Law Senator Wiener’s Legislation to End Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Crimes

October 7, 2021

Sacramento - Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 73, legislation authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) to end mandatory minimum prison and jail sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It will become law on January 1, 2021. 

Senator Ben Hueso

New Law Brings Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades to More California Homes

October 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a number of measures to advance the state’s climate and clean energy efforts, including legislation by Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) that expands the state’s Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program to ensure more of California’s low-income families benefit from free energy efficiency upgrades to their home.

Senator Dave Min

Senator Min, Senator Newman, and Local Leaders Ask Orange County Congressional Delegation to End All Offshore Drilling in Federal Waters Along California’s Coast

October 7, 2021

Huntington Beach, CA — California State Senators Dave Min (Irvine) and Josh Newman (Fullerton), who represent roughly half of Orange County, sent a letter earlier today to Orange County’s federal legislative representatives asking them to lead a legislative effort to end all offshore drilling in federal waters off the coast of California, including drilling performed under current leases.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd’s Disaster Preparedness Bill Signed by Governor

October 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With wildfires threatening new rounds of public safety power shutoffs across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help local governments pay the cost of running emergency operations centers during the planned power outages.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Senator Hertzberg, Assemblymember Nazarian & Jewish Family Service LA Celebrate $5.7 Million to Expand Life-Saving Food Program

October 7, 2021

Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), along with Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian (D-Sherman Oaks) and Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills), celebrated California’s $5.7 million 2021 budget allocation to expand Jewish Family Service LA’s SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (JFS SOVA) in Van Nuys on Thursday.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Please Join Senator Wieckowski for the State of the District Ceremony

October 7, 2021

It is with great honor that I invite you to my State of the 10th Senate District Address and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 28th. If you've attended in the past, you know that this event is a district tradition that our community looks forward to attending every year. With ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will once again be doing this event in a virtual format.

Senator Dave Cortese

Bill to End Spousal Rape Distinction is Signed by Governor

October 7, 2021

Today, California Governor Newsom signed AB 1171 that modernizes California’s spousal rape law. A strong coalition of woman’s justice advocates and reform minded prosecutors joined bill author and Chair of Legislative Woman’s Caucus Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D- Bell Gardens) and principal co-author Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) in celebrating the signature.

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor Signs Sen. Dodd’s Controlled Burn Bill

October 6, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Amid another season of devastating wildfires, Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help prevent future loss of life and property by expanding the use of prescribed burning to control combustible fuels.