Caucus News

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor Signs Sen. Dodd’s Faithless Electors Bill

August 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Responding to recent threats to the nation’s free election system by followers of former President Donald Trump, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will ensure the state’s presidential electors cast ballots for candidates who win the popular vote and do not instead switch candidates or abstain from voting.

Senator Susan Rubio

California Legislature Passes Mandatory Kindergarten Bill by Senator Susan Rubio

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today passed an education bill by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) that ensures all children receive critical instruction in their earliest years of learning.

Senate Bill 70 requires all students to complete one year in kindergarten before entering first grade so that each child is prepared socially and academically before entering elementary school. Currently, parents are able to have their child skip kindergarten.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins Applauds Passage of Monumental Housing Streamlining Package

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the passage of companion bills SB 6, by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced), and AB 2011, by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), a monumental housing streamlining package aimed at helping California’s housing crisis:

Senator Bill Dodd

Governor Signs Sen. Dodd’s Defensible Space Inspection Bill

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will encourage creation of defensible space, protecting life and property from future wildfires.

Senator Mike McGuire

Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire’s Statement on Historic Passage of Critical Housing Bills

August 29, 2022

Sacramento – Senate Majority Leader Mike McGuire released the following statement today after the historic vote on two massive housing bills that will boost California’s housing supply and help tackle one of the state’s most serious challenges.

Senator Bill Dodd

Assembly Passes Sen. Dodd’s Water Access & Equity Bill

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With hundreds of thousands of Californians falling behind on their water bills, the state Assembly today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to establish a water utility assistance fund to prevent low-income families from losing access to this essential service.

Senator Scott Wiener

Senator Wiener’s Statement on $41 Million State Monkeypox Emergency Budget Allocation

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the Legislature and Governor have agreed on an emergency budget appropriation of $41 million for public health response to the monkeypox outbreak.

In July, Senator Wiener — who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Monkeypox — organized and spearheaded a letter to the Governor and legislative leadership requesting this emergency budget allocation.

Senator Dave Cortese

Bills to Help Californians with Retirement Are Signed into Law

August 26, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law two bills authored by Senator Dave Cortese, (D-San Jose), Chair of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, to help retirees and those saving for their retirement.

Senator Susan Rubio

CA Senator Susan Rubio’s Statement on Piqui’s Law

August 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today released a statement on holding her family court reform bill, Senate Bill 616, Piqui’s Law: Keeping Children Safe From Family Violence:

Senator Toni Atkins

Legislative Leaders Applaud Agreement on Housing Affordability, Production Package

August 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Following weeks of negotiations, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced today that an agreement has been reached on a package of legislation aimed at increasing California’s housing supply.