Caucus News

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Richard Pan Introduces Tobacco Tax Legislation to Save Lives, Money

March 3, 2015

Sacramento, CA – The Save Lives California Coalition joined Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) to announce legislation that will increase California’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack, directing this funding to smoking prevention and alleviating the taxpayer burden of smoking-related disease.

Senator Scott Wiener

Sen. Leno Chairs Budget Oversight Hearing on Child Poverty

March 3, 2015

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Hearing: Wednesday, March 4

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Senator Wieckowski introduces bill to standardize child custody forms

March 2, 2015

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) has introduced a new bill to bring more consistency statewide to the laws involving the counselors and evaluators who advise the court on child custody decisions. 
SB 594 was introduced Friday.  It would require the Judicial Council of California to develop a child custody evaluation form by Jan. 1, 2016 to be used by every investigator or evaluator conducting child custody evaluations.

Cathleen Galgiani

For Your Information- Lanes on East and West Bound State Route 12 Closed March 2nd- March 6th. Please Drive Carefully

March 2, 2015

 

TRAFFIC ADVISORY

STATE ROUTE 12 from Brannon Island Road

to the Mokelumne River Bridge

in San Joaquin county

 

Senator Richard D. Roth

Senator Roth to Chair Oversight Hearing on the California Department of Veterans Affairs

March 2, 2015

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) will chair an Oversight Hearing of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 4 on Thursday, March 5, 2015, on the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA).

As California’s agency tasked with serving our state’s military veterans, CDVA has a distinct and crucial responsibility to identify service gaps to ensure our veterans have access to the services they desperately need and have earned.

Senator Richard Pan

Dr. Pan Introduces Bill to Bring Transparency to University of California Investments

March 2, 2015

Sacramento – Dr. Richard Pan, a State Senator representing Sacramento, introduced Senate Bill 574 which would put an end to the University of California’s practice of keeping the public in the dark on two of their largest venture capital investments: Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (Kleiner Perkins) and Sequoia Capital (Sequoia).

Senator Benjamin Allen

Senators Fuller & Allen Present SCR 14 “Arts Education Month”

March 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senators Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 14 declaring March 2015 as Arts Education Month on the Senate floor. The measure passed on a vote of 32 – 0.Watch Senator Allen's remarks here.  

Senator Robert M. Hertzberg

New bill would give more choices to control energy costs, encourage renewable energy

March 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Pointing to how Google and the University of California are already making energy-saving power choices, Sen. Bob Hertzberg today announced introduction of an innovative plan that recognizes how the energy market has changed in the last decade.
“The concept is simple and proven: Give energy users more choices and they’ll have greater control over costs,” Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, said about Senate Bill 286, which would allow other energy users to reduce energy costs while making California more business friendly and increasing access to renewable energy.

Jerry Hill

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill To Enhance Transparency for the Use of Cell Phone Intercept Technology

February 27, 2015

Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo County/Santa Clara County, today introduced legislation that would require local governing bodies in California to take public comment before implementing cell phone intercept technology.

Cathleen Galgiani

Senator Galgiani Announces Bipartisan Effort Unveiled to Combat Date-Rape Induced Sexual Assaults & Address Prop. 47 Oversights

February 27, 2015

Bipartisan Effort Unveiled to Combat Date-Rape Induced Sexual Assaults & Address Prop. 47 Oversights