Caucus News

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Pan Named a “Hero” by TIME Magazine

September 1, 2015

Sacramento – TIME Magazine calls Dr. Richard Pan a hero in the article, “Meet the Heroes and Villains of Vaccine History.” Dr. Richard Pan was singled out with pioneering physicians and scientists such as Edward Jenner, Jonas Salk and Pearl Kindrick who have saved millions of lives.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Proposal to Restore Funding to Riverside County’s Newest Cities Passes State Assembly

September 1, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) fight to save Riverside County’s four newest cities moved forward today as Senate Bill 25, his proposal to restore funding to those cities, passed the State Assembly on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 70-0.

Senator Roth said, “Restoring funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities has been one of my highest priorities in the state Senate.  These cities lost funding through no fault of their own, and SB 25 is a critical measure that will ensure our region receives its fair share from Sacramento.”

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Assembly Approves Pro Tem De León’s Reso Urging SCOTUS to Uphold “One Person, One Vote”

September 1, 2015

 

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire partners with Assemblymember Levine to expedite construction of 3rd lane on Richmond-San Rafael bridge

August 31, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire led the charge on the Senate floor today to help speed up relief related to one of the worst commutes in the Bay Area. The bottleneck occurs on Highway 101 and Interstate 580 East, leading up to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
“This is one of the worst bottlenecks in the Bay Area and we need to expedite this common sense solution. We owe it to Marin commuters to have three lanes all the way on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge,” Senator McGuire said.

Senator Kevin de León

House Democratic Leader and Majority of California Congressional Delegation Support SB 32 and SB 350

August 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO - Today, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with 26 other members of the California Congressional Delegation, now a majority, came out in support for SB 32 and SB 350.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said:

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Close the Wage Gap Women Face at Work Passes off Assembly Floor

August 28, 2015

SB 358 Would Be the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation; CA Women Make 84 Cents to Every Dollar a Man Earns

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to close the wage gap that women face at work passed off the Assembly floor today on a bipartisan, 76-2 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate for a final vote before heading to the Governor’s desk.

Senator Kevin de León

RELEASE: Pro Tem Bills Headed to the Assembly Floor

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation today by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), including bills to combat climate change and increase access to clean energy, curb wage theft, improve the quality of child care for low-income families, and prevent sexual assaults.“I look forward to these bills being heard on the Assembly floor where I am confident their value to Californians will be apparent to my colleagues on the green carpet,” De León said.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Jackson Bill to Prohibit Drones from Invading Our Privacy and Private Property Heads to the Governor

August 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to prohibit drones from trespassing on private property without the owner’s permission and invading Californians’ privacy passed off the Senate floor today. The vote was 21-10. The bill passed off the Assembly floor earlier this week on a bipartisan, 56-13 vote.

Senate Bill 142 now heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.

Senator Jerry Hill

Jerry Hill’s Bill To Expand The Availability of Life-Saving AEDs Is On Governor’s Desk After Unanimous Passage By State Senate

August 27, 2015

The California Senate today unanimously approved and sent to the governor legislation by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, that will increase access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) by reducing liability concerns about the devices that are the most effective way to save heart attack victims.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senate Passes Senator Leno’s E-Cigarette Bill

August 27, 2015

SB X2-5 Prohibits Smoking of E-Cigarettes at Workplaces, Schools, Restaurants and Hospitals