Caucus News

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Legislation to Ensure University of California Provides Inclusive Healthcare When Contracting with Other Health Systems Passes Senate Education Committee

March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)’s legislation, Senate Bill 379, the Equitable and Inclusive UC Healthcare Act, passed the Senate Education Committee by a vote of 5-2.
 

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on Asian-Targeted Mass Shooting in Atlanta

March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding last night’s tragic string of shootings in Atlanta that left eight dead. Six of the victims were women of Asian descent. The Bay Area has also seen a surge of deadly attacks and hate crimes on members of the AAPI community in recent months.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Introduces Broadband Upgrade Bill

March 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With more Californians relying on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic for distance learning and remote work, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced the introduction of his new legislation to streamline the installation of high-speed broadband service, ensuring better access, especially for low-income people.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Judiciary Committee approves Wieckowski bill to protect consumer privacy rights on in-vehicle cameras

March 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO –  As more cars become equipped with in-vehicle cameras capable of recording the interior of the vehicle cabin and the actions of the driver, consumers face another threat to their privacy in a place where they might spend a great deal of their time every day.

Senator Toni Atkins

Natural Resources Committee Passes Atkins’ Bill to Protect California from Sea Level Rise

March 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today presented SB 1, a landmark bill to help California address the impacts of sea level rise, to the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, which approved the bill in a 7-2 vote.

Senator Connie M. Leyva

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Leyva Bill to Ban Sending Unsolicited Lewd Pictures and Videos

March 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) to establish legal protections for technology users when they receive unsolicited sexually explicit images and videos—known as ‘cyber flashing’—passed from the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today. 

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

$5.5 Billion Fire Prevention & Climate Resiliency Bond Passes Senate Natural Resources Committee

March 16, 2021

Sacramento, California – Senate Bill 45,  a measure authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Canada) that provides critical investments to help California become more resilient to climate change, passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee today. Senators Allen, Hurtado, and Stern are joint authors of the bill. SB 45 will be amended to include Senator Rubio as a joint author, Senator Hertzberg as principal co-author, and Senators Dodd, Archuleta, Gonzalez, Glazer, and Cortese as co-authors. 

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Curious about the $600 Golden St. Stimulus? Join our March 25th webinar

March 16, 2021

Dear Neighbor,
My office will be co-hosting a workshop with Golden State Opportunity, Assemblymember Bill Quirk and Assemblymember Alex Lee that will highlight and explain the recently approved Golden State Stimulus.

Senator Bob Wieckowski

Wieckowski names Sandra Dailey Woman of the Year for Senate District 10

March 16, 2021

SANTA CLARA – The Covid-19 pandemic has not diminished Sandra Dailey’s passion for cooking. After leaving a successful biotech sales and marketing career, the Santa Clara resident opened her own catering company and built a roster of corporate clients including eBay, Apple, Google and Intel. But once the pandemic hit, Dailey, the founder and CEO of Sandi’s Cobbler Cups, knew she had to pivot.

Senator Josh Newman

Bill to Expand Chino Hills State Park Advances in the California Legislature

March 16, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. — Members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water passed a bill Tuesday that would require the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to incorporate three parcels of land, about 1,500 acres, into Chino Hills State Park. SB 266, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), passed with a unanimous, bipartisan vote.
Chino Hills State Park is situated in a densely populated region of the Los Angeles Basin and sees more than 300,000 visitors annually.