Caucus News

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Legislation to Stop Cities from Banning Medicinal Cannabis Passes Senate Governance and Finance Committee

April 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s Senate Bill 1186, which restores voter-created access to medicinal cannabis across the state by requiring cities to provide patients access to purchase medicinal cannabis by delivery, passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee by a vote of 4-1. It now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Henry Stern

MWD Has Allowed Toxic Work Environment for Far too Long

April 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles), Chairman of the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee offers the following quote about the State Auditor's report on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) State Audit Report 2021-104.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Statement: Affordable Housing Grant for 1880 Walnut Street Housing

April 21, 2022

Pasadena, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino released the following statement today regarding the $8,750,000 grant to the 1880 Walnut Street Housing project in Pasadena.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Senate Approves Water Conservation Standards Built for New Climate Reality

April 21, 2022

As California faces the driest stretch the West Coast has seen in 1,200 years, the Senate took action Thursday and approved historic water conservation standards, moving the state closer to achieving water efficiency as a way of life.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Bill Addressing Teacher Shortages Passes Senate Floor

April 21, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 941, a measure authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which seeks to address teacher shortages and improve student learning environments, passed the Senate Floor today.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Two Portantino Cancer Care Bills Pass Senate Health Committee

April 21, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bills 974 and 987, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) which address the delay and absence of live-saving treatments for cancer patients, passed the Senate Health Committee.  

Senator Bill Dodd

Approves Sen. Dodd’s Auto Liability Insurance Reform Bill

April 21, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve liability coverage for California motorists, protecting people injured in crashes as well those who might be exposed to paying higher medical and vehicle repair bills, has cleared its first policy committee.

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

Plan Bolstering Vital Community Health Clinics Clears First Vote

April 21, 2022

Critical support for California community health clinics and their workers cleared its first legislative hurdle Wednesday, passing the Senate Health Committee. Senate Majority Leader Emeritus Bob Hertzberg’s (D-Van Nuys) legislation, SB 1014, funnels crucial state dollars to community clinics so they can keep their doors open to the vulnerable communities that rely on them for care and pay their workers a fair wage.

Senator Dave Cortese

Senator Cortese’s Statement in Support of SJSU’s Student Homeless Alliance

April 20, 2022

Senator Cortese (D-Silicon Valley) made the following statement in support of San Jose State University’s (SJSU) Student Homeless Alliance (SHA) today:

Senator Richard Pan

Senator Dr. Richard Pan’s Measure to Create Viral Surveillance Program Unanimously Passes Senate Health Committee

April 20, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1296 authored by State Senator Dr. Richard Pan to improve California’s viral surveillance passed the Senate Health Committee on a unanimous vote and it will now head to the Senate’s Appropriations Committee.