Caucus News

Senator Dave Min

Senator Dave Min’s Domestic Violence Bill Clears Assembly Floor

July 12, 2021

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) announced his Senate Bill (SB) 374, which adds “reproductive coercion” to the definition of domestic violence, passed the Assembly Floor today.

Senator Toni Atkins

Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Historic Broadband Budget Bill

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced an agreement on a broadband trailer bill, AB/SB 156, to expand the state’s broadband fiber infrastructure and increase internet connectivity for families and businesses. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Secures $7.6 Million for Napa County

July 9, 2021

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today he has secured a $7.6 million budget allocation for Napa County to be used for investments in wildfire safety and prevention as well as drinking water infrastructure improvements at Lake Berryessa.

Senator Susan Rubio

Senator Susan Rubio Bill to Protect California Farms from Wildfires Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor for Final Approval

July 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In an unanimous, bipartisan vote, the California Legislature today passed a bill by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that would help protect farms unable to obtain insurance due to devastating wildfires. The Legislature added an urgency clause to Senate Bill 11, which if signed by the Governor, would make it effective immediately.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Mental Health Bills Clear Assembly Education Committee

July 8, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bills 14 and 224, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), cleared the Assembly Education Committee this week with bipartisan support. SB 224 and 14 address the growing mental health crisis among California’s youth by implementing mental health education and strategies.

Senator Dave Min

Senator Dave Min Sends First Bill to Governor’s Office

July 8, 2021

Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) today announced his first bill advanced out of the State Assembly, paving its way to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

Senator Josh Becker

Senator Josh Becker Urges Water Conservation with Expanded Drought Declaration

July 8, 2021

“Water is a precious essential resource. With San Mateo and Santa Clara counties now included in the Governor’s emergency drought proclamation, we all must take steps to ensure we are conserving water and doing our utmost to further water resilience,” Senator Becker said.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Rules Committee Appoints Vicki Estrada to the California Arts Council

July 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), voted to appoint Vicki Estrada to the California Arts Council. The Senate Rules Committee appoints one public member to the California Arts Council for a four-year term.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Statewide Poll Indicates Overwhelming Support for Universal Risk of Dyslexia Screening Proposed by Portantino Bill

July 7, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) is pleased to announce the results of a new statewide poll, which found that an overwhelming majority of Californians support universal early screening for risk of dyslexia. This policy is proposed in SB 237, authored by the Senator. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd’s Broadband Connectivity Bill Advances

July 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would greatly improve internet connectivity by removing local government roadblocks to the expansion of broadband service -- especially in low-income and underserved communities -- passed its final policy committee today on its way to the Assembly floor.