Press Releases

Governor signs Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus

August 19, 2016

Legislation allows involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes 

SACRAMENTO–Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed into law legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the involuntary transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.  

Key fiscal committee OKs Wolk resources measures

August 11, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Assembly’s Appropriations Committee voted today to approve measures by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help provide safe and affordable drinking water to disadvantaged communities in California, and increase the effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs.

Bill to increase effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs moves forward

June 30, 2016

Wolk bill will help increase code compliance to increase energy efficiency, protect consumers

(SACRAMENTO)–The Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee voted 10-4 late yesterday to approve Senate Bill 1414 by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to increase the effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, which are critical to the State’s energy and environmental policies.

Assembly resources committee approves Wolk climate change bill with bipartisan vote

June 28, 2016

Bill supports role of farms, parks, other open spaces in state’s climate change goals

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– On a bipartisan, 7-1 vote late Monday, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources approved a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals.

Senator Wolk issues statement on court decision declaring Delta Plan ‘invalid’

June 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO–State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today on yesterday’s ruling by the Sacramento Superior Court that the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, the state’s management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is “invalid and must be set aside pending revisions.”

Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus moves forward

June 22, 2016

Bipartisan support for bill allowing involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes

SACRAMENTO–The Assembly Education Committee voted 7-0 today to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the involuntary transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.  

Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus moves forward

June 22, 2016

Bipartisan support for bill allowing involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes

SACRAMENTO–Assembly Education Committee voted 7-0 today to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the involuntary transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.

California Legislative Transparency Act passes first hurdle in Assembly

June 21, 2016

Measure to require 72-hour online public review for legislation moves forward

SACRAMENTO–Assembly Rules Committee voted 6-2 today to approve a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D–Davis) to increase accountability, transparency and public input on legislation.

California Legislative Transparency Act passes first hurdle in Assembly

June 21, 2016

Measure to require 72-hour online public review for legislation moves forward

SACRAMENTO–Assembly Rules Committee voted 6-2 today to approve a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D–Davis) to increase accountability, transparency and public input on legislation. 

Wolk honored for work to support veteran and their spouses

June 21, 2016

Current legislation to aid veterans nears Governor’s desk

SACRAMENTO– Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) was honored Friday by residents of the Veterans’ Home in Yountville for her work to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that resulted in non-veteran spouses having to pay up to 90 percent of their income to live with their husband or wife at a state veterans’ home. 

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