Press Releases

End of Life Option Act Moves Forward

May 28, 2015

Bill Passes out of Senate Appropriations on a 5-2 vote

SACRAMENTO – Today SB 128: The End of Life Option Act, by Senators Wolk and Monning, passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 5-2 vote. The bill had been placed on the suspense file for a routine fiscal impact assessment and was released today with a number of other bills. 

California Medical Association Removes Opposition to Physician Aid in Dying Bill

May 20, 2015

Senator Wolk calls position change a major breakthrough

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Medical Association (CMA) announced it has become one of the first state medical associations in the nation to remove its historic opposition to physician aid-in-dying. With this announcement, the organization has now officially taken a neutral position on SB 128 - The End of Life Option Act (Wolk). 

Law enforcement groups back amended campus concealed weapons bill

May 12, 2015

Amendments exempt honorably retired peace officers from campus ban

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses has earned broad support from law enforcement groups after recent amendments retained the current ability of honorably retired officers to carry a concealed firearm on campus grounds.

Rail Safety bill passes off Senate Floor with bipartisan support

May 11, 2015

Bill requires minimum two–person train crews

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect communities along rail lines by requiring trains and light engines carrying freight within California to be operated with an adequate crew size for public safety reasons secured passage from the Senate last Thursday on a bipartisan 23-11 vote.

Senator Wolk calls for new direction and oversight in the Delta

April 30, 2015

SACRAMENTO–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding the Governor’s announcement of changes to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan:

Rail Safety bill passes out of Senate Committee

April 23, 2015

Bill requires minimum two–person train crews

SACRAMENTO—Legislation authored by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect communities along rail lines by requiring a safe crew size for trains operating within California secured passage from the Senate Labor Committee yesterday on a 4-1 vote.

Two drought preparedness water bills pass out of Senate Committees

April 15, 2015

Initial measures of six bill water policy package 

SACRAMENTO – Two water measures focused on saving water by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) passed out of committee yesterday.  Both bills received unanimous bipartisan support. These measures are part of a larger effort by Senator Wolk to improve water management, combat the effects of the drought and climate change in California, and conserve valuable water supplies. 

Measure to control concealed firearms on campus passes first hurdle

April 14, 2015

Wolk bill prohibits carrying concealed weapons on school or college grounds without approval of school or college authorities

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to restrict concealed weapons on school, college, and university campus grounds passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today on a 4-2 vote.

Measure to provide Napa Earthquake Tax Relief Moves Forward

April 09, 2015

Bill co-authored by Senator Wolk and Assemblymember Dodd passes off the Senate Floor with unanimous bipartisan support  

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake successfully passed off the Senate Floor today with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill now moves on to the Assembly. 

Bipartisan Measure to Create Statewide POLST Registry Passes out of Senate Health Committee

April 08, 2015

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to a secure, electronic, record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information, secured passage from the Senate Health Committee today with a unanimous aye vote.

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