Caucus News

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Budget Priorities Harness California’s Wealth to Bolster Families, Businesses, and Invest in Major Issues

April 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget & Fiscal Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) announced today the second phase of the Senate’s “Putting Wealth to Work” budget proposal, which would continue to prioritize a more equitable economy to benefit struggling and middle class families and build  historic levels of reserves.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Bill Improving Maternal Mental Health & Wellness Passed Senate Health Committee

April 27, 2022

Sacramento, CA – The Senate Health Committee approved Senate Bill 1207, a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which would improve maternal mental health support by providing outreach services, education and access to mental health treatment. 

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

California One Step Closer to Green Jobs and Green Projects in Climate-Ravaged Communities

April 27, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) released the following statement Wednesday after his legislation, SB 989, passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.

Senator Richard Pan

Bills on School Testing and Updating the Immunization Registry Advance

April 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Dr. Richard Pan’s SB 1479 to require schools to develop COVID-19 testing plans, and Assemblymember Dr. Akilah Weber’s AB 1797 to update California’s immunization registry, passed out of Legislative Committees and both advance to their respective house of origin Appropriations Committee.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senator Shannon Grove, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins Champion Legislation to Bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program to All of California

April 27, 2022

Sacramento—Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) announced today their bipartisan legislation in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to establish California’s first Statewide Imagination Library Program unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee today.

Senator Bill Dodd

Committee Approves Sen. Dodd’s Hospital Pandemic and Emergency Response Bill

April 27, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help California hospitals respond to public health crises including pandemics and other emergencies by expanding insurance coverage and removing burdensome prior authorization requirements from insurance companies.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Two Portantino Affordable Housing Bills Pass Senate Housing Committee

April 27, 2022

Sacramento, CA - Senate Bill 1177, introduced by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which seeks to create an affordable housing regional trust between the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena and SB 1067, which restricts parking minimums in cities, passed the Senate Housing Committee today.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Portantino Live Theater Support Bill Passes Senate Labor Committee

April 27, 2022

Sacramento, CA - Senate Bill 1116, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which creates a payroll fund to support small nonprofit performing arts organizations (SNPAOs), passed the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee today

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Portantino Bill Inspired by the Glendale Environmental Coalition Passes Senate Education Committee

April 27, 2022

Sacramento, CA - Senate Bill 1255, a measure introduced by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which seeks to reduce waste in K–12 schools and community colleges, passed the Senate Education Committee today. 

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Campus Safety Bill Passes Senate Public Safety Committee

April 27, 2022

Sacramento, CA - Senate Bill 906, a bill authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) that prioritizes student safety, passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today.  By ensuring safe at-home storage of firearms and quick, robust investigations of imminent school threats, SB 906 aims to prevent tragic shootings on our campuses.