Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Measure to provide Napa Earthquake Tax Relief Moves Forward

April 9, 2015

Bill co-authored by Senator Wolk and Assemblymember Dodd passes off the Senate Floor with unanimous bipartisan support  
SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake successfully passed off the Senate Floor today with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill now moves on to the Assembly. 

Senator Bill Dodd

Bipartisan Measure to Create Statewide POLST Registry Passes out of Senate Health Committee

April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to a secure, electronic, record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information, secured passage from the Senate Health Committee today with a unanimous aye vote.

Senator Richard Pan

Bill to Protect Every Student’s Right to be Safe at School Passes First Legislative Hurdle in Senate Health Committee

April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Following a measles outbreak that infected 147 people nationwide, a measure authored by Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento and Senator Ben Allen, the former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District to abolish the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to opt their child out of vaccines in our schools was passed by the Senate Health Committee today on a vote of 6 to 2.

Senator Richard Pan

Sweeping Series of Bills Takes on Big Tobacco to Save Lives in California

April 8, 2015

Sacramento- Today, the Save Lives California coalition gathered with lawmakers at the California State Capitol to laud a sweeping series of recently introduced bills that take on Big Tobacco. Taken as a whole, these bills represent an unprecedented coordinated legislative effort in California to curb youth tobacco usage, regulate e-cigarettes, and save Californian lives and money, as well as expand access to health care for low-income Californians.

Kevin de León

RELEASE: Measure reinvesting in California’s higher education system approved on bipartisan committee vote

April 8, 2015

Senator Connie M. Leyva

"Pay Kids First Act of 2015" Passes Senate Insurance Committee

April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) announces that the Senate Insurance Committee today passed important legislation that will substantially increase payments for past due child support claims through an insurance payment intercept program.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s Online Vacation Rental legislation advances to Senate Committee

April 8, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire’s critical legislation regulating Online Vacation Rental Businesses is advancing and the highly anticipated bill will proceed to the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee later this month.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senate Education Committee Approves "Safe Drinking Water in Schools Act"

April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Earlier today, critical legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will require testing of drinking water at schools in California to ensure water quality and safety passed from the Senate Education Committee with bipartisan support.  
Beyond the testing requirement, SB 334 would also require school districts to notify parents, staff and students of the water quality test results.  Moreover, where water issues are found, schools districts must ensure that their students have access to clean water.

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth’s Legislation Restoring Funding to Riverside’s Newest Cities Passes Senate Committee on Bipartisan, Unanimous Vote

April 8, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposed new law restoring lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities passed the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Sen. Bob Hertzberg: Unpaid fines and suspended licenses linked to poverty trap

April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Citing the loss of the ability to drive as a threat to economic security – especially among the working poor – Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced a plan to reduce the number of motorists who have their driver’s licenses suspended for violations that don’t affect public safety.