Press Releases

Legislature sends Governor landmark bill to submeter all new apartments, multifamily residences

August 31, 2016

Bill will help renters and property owners conserve 

SACRAMENTO – Today, after a six-year effort, the State Legislature sent the Governor a landmark measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to encourage responsible water use and conservation by requiring water meters and submeters in new apartment and other multifamily residential buildings. 

Governor sent bill to provide disadvantaged communities safe, affordable drinking water

August 30, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Senate voted 25-12 yesterday to send Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. a measure by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help failing public water systems in disadvantaged communities throughout California provide their customers with safe and affordable drinking water. 

Wolk’s Senate Bill 552 would authorize the State Water Resources Control Board to contract with a third party to provide administrative and managerial services to failing public water systems. 

Measure to protect consumers, help meet energy efficiency goals sent to Governor

August 26, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Senate voted yesterday to send Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Senate Bill 1414 by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to protect energy consumers, and help California meet its energy efficiency goals.  

“Ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs are critical to the state’s energy and environmental policies,” Wolk said. “SB 1414 will help the state meet its energy efficiency goals and ensure customers receive the full benefits of the energy efficiency upgrades they purchase.”

Senate sends two Wolk resource measures to Governor

August 24, 2016

Bills promote water efficiency, role of farms & other open space in greenhouse gas reduction

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Senate voted today to send two natural resources measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for his signature, including Senate Bill 1340, a bill to close a loophole in state law enabling large new landscaping projects for existing homes and businesses to avoid state and local water efficiency requirements.

State Assembly approves Wolk resource measures

August 19, 2016

Bills promote water efficiency, role of farms & other open space in greenhouse gas reduction

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Assembly voted yesterday to approve two natural resources measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), including Senate Bill 1386 to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals. 

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.”

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