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Senator John Laird

Governor Newsom Signs Bill in Support of Families of Fallen Officers

August 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 850 authored by Senator John Laird to ensure families of fallen officers receive their full survival benefits regardless of family structure.

Senator John Laird

SB 1020: The Clean Energy, Jobs, and Affordability Act of 2022 to Head to Governor Newsom for Consideration

August 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO - The Clean Energy, Jobs, and Affordability Act of 2022 (SB 1020) led by State Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) and jointly authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced), and Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) is poised to pass the State Senate today on a 30 to 9 vote, and will head to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration once a final vote is tallied.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski bill to reduce fraud in beverage container recycling system sent to Governor

August 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved a bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to help reduce fraud in the beverage container recycling system by prohibiting cash payments from processors to recyclers. Senate Bill 38 also requires the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to study and develop a system to address glass contamination in the recycling process.

SB 38 now heads to Governor Newsom for his signature.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Bill Improving Maternal Mental Health & Wellness Sent to Governor for Signature

August 30, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Today Senate Bill 1207, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) which would improve maternal mental health support by providing women with outreach services, education and access to mental health treatment, is on the Governor’s desk for signature.  SB 1207 is supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District IX (ACOG), Association of California Health Districts, California Catholic Conference and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino’s Drinking Water Protection Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

August 30, 2022

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 230, an environmental protection measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – Burbank) to improve drinking water by investigating Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs), is headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. 

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins, Senator Grove’s Legislation to Bring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program to All of California Passes Legislature

August 30, 2022

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

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins’ Bill to Expand Abortion Services, Reproductive Care Passes Legislature

August 30, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – With access to abortion care more critical than ever, the California State Senate today passed Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ (D-San Diego) SB 1375, legislation to allow qualified nurse practitioners to provide abortions without the supervision of a physician. The bill passed by a vote of 31-9.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: Governor Signs Mobile Pharmacy Van Bill

August 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to authorize the creation of mobile pharmacy vans to bring medication and counseling to California’s hard-to-reach communities, improving health for homeless people and many others who have inadequate access to care.

Senator Anna M. Caballero

UPDATE: Senator Anna M. Caballero’s Legislative Proposal for California to Negotiate Cannabis Agreements Passes Legislature

August 30, 2022

Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced) announced today that SB 1326 has passed the legislative process and is now on its way to the Governor for a signature. SB 1326 authorizes the Governor to enter into trade agreements with other U.S. states to allow the import and export of legally produced cannabis and cannabis products.

Senator Anna M. Caballero

Senator Anna M. Caballero and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks Celebrate Passage of Bicameral Housing Affordability and Production Package, Headed to the Governor’s Desk for Signature

August 30, 2022

Today, Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Merced) and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) announced that their comprehensive housing affordability and production package successfully passed both houses of the legislature. The two bills included in the bicameral package, SB 6 (Caballero) and AB 2011 (Wicks), are now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature.