Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Responds to New Santa Anita Safety Conditions

November 21, 2019

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today after the California Horse Racing Board placed new safety conditions on Santa Anita Park in an effort to curb racing-horse deaths:

“I appreciate the horse racing board acting to implement additional safety measures,” said Sen. Dodd. “It’s not the end of the discussion, but it does represent concrete steps in the right direction. I’ll be working with the board and governor to continue ensuring horse safety is paramount.”

Senator Henry Stern

Senator Stern Applauds Preservation of Hidden Creeks Open Space

November 21, 2019

CALABASAS – Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) applauded today’s decision by the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) to preserve the Hidden Creeks area as open space:

Senator Henry Stern

Stern Applauds Governor’s Leadership on Fracking Moratorium, Prepares For January Oversight Hearing on State’s Oil & Gas Policy

November 21, 2019

CALABASAS – State Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) applauded Governor Gavin Newsom’s move establishing a statewide moratorium the issuance of steam-injected oil drilling and fracking permits, stating:

Senator Toni Atkins

STATEMENT: Responsible Budgeting Continues To Benefit California, Should Remain Central Focus of Next Budget Cycle

November 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement following the Legislative Analyst Office’s annual report on California’s fiscal outlook:

Senator Tom Umberg

State Select Committee to Hold Informational Hearing on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Law Enforcement

November 19, 2019

ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Senator Tom Umberg (D – Orange County), Chairman of the State Senate Select Committee on the Growing Impact of Artificial Intelligence in California, will convene a hearing on November 20, 2019 on “The Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Law Enforcement Context.” The hearing will conduct a broad overview on the state of artificial intelligence, including policy implications and effects on law enforcement.

Senator Nancy Skinner

Senator Skinner Issues Statement on Appellate Court Decision Upholding California’s New Felony-Murder Law

November 19, 2019

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, released the following statement on two rulings today by California’s Fourth Appellate District Court, upholding the constitutionality of her 2018 legislation, Senate Bill 1437:

Senator Toni Atkins

PRESS RELEASE: Senate Leader Atkins to Kick Off Hearing in San Diego on Labor Trafficking

November 19, 2019

SAN DIEGO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) this week will give introductory remarks at a Little Hoover Commission hearing to examine the state’s role in identifying and combating labor trafficking. 

The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. in San Diego’s East Village. It will take place in the Shiley Special Event Suite. The public and the press are encouraged to attend.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senator McGuire’s statement in response to today’s hearing on Public Safety Power Shutoffs

November 18, 2019

Sacramento, CA – As residents in portions of 22 counties across Northern California prepare for their fifth widespread Public Safety Power Shutoff in the past 45 days, Senator McGuire and the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee held a special hearing to look at what actions can be taken to protect Californians. Senator McGuire released the following statement:

 

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Hearing Tomorrow Examining California's Paid Family Leave Program in a Time of Growing Inequality

November 18, 2019

HEARING TOMORROW EXAMINING CALIFORNIA’S PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM IN A TIME OF GROWING INEQUALITY

 

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) will hold a joint hearing that takes a critical look at the barriers and benefits of California’s pioneering Paid Family Leave Program 15 years after it was enacted into law. 

 

Senator Henry Stern

Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee

November 15, 2019