Press Releases

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. 

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.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 1440, which took effect in 2015, allowed non-veteran spouses to pay the same fees and charges as their veteran spouse to live at one of the state’s veterans’ homes.

Senate Moves Forward with the California Legislative Transparency Act

June 16, 2016

Measure to require 72-hour online public review for legislation passes the State Senate

California approves firearm violence research to fill gap left by Congressional restrictions

June 16, 2016

$5 million in state budget for University of California-based center

SACRAMENTO, CA—California’s State Legislature voted late yesterday to establish a firearm violence research center at the University of California, filling the gap left by Congressional restrictions on firearms research, four days after the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

Legislature adopts fiscally-sound budget, Napa County jail secures funding

June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Late this afternoon both houses of the legislature adopted the 2016-17 State Budget which included $20 million in funding for the Napa County jail and $5 million for the California Firearm Violence Research Center.

Authors’ Statement on End of Life Option Act Enactment

June 09, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The joint authors of California’s End of Life Option Act, Assemblymember Susan Talemantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), released the following statement on the enactment of the End of Life Option Act today:  

“Today is a historic day for Californians who are terminally ill and want an additional option to those that previously existed.  The End of Life Option Act is now law and available to terminally ill Californians.

Bill to protect state’s aquifers, groundwater moves forward

June 02, 2016

Wolk bill to provide safe drinking water to disadvantaged communities also approved 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The State Senate approved two water measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today, including legislation to protect California’s aquifers and groundwater resources from permanent damage due to overdraft. Both bills will next be heard in the State Assembly. 

Effort to establish Inner Coast Range Program moves forward

June 02, 2016

Bill safeguards the natural, historic and cultural attributes of 13 inner coast counties 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–The State Senate voted 24-12 today to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect and preserve the geological, historic and cultural attributes of 13 counties along the Northern Inner Coast Range.

Senate Bill 1396 would establish the Inner Coast Range Program within the Wildlife Conservation Board, the state agency that administers a capital outlay program for wildlife conservation and related public recreation.

Senate OKs bill to increase effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs

May 31, 2016

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

(SACRAMENTO)–Today, on a 27 – 7 bipartisan vote, the State Senate approved Senate Bill 1414 by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to increase the effectiveness of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs, which are critical to the State’s energy and environmental policies.

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