Press Releases

Wolk honors Napa leader as 3rd Senate District’s Woman of the Year

March 23, 2013

Wolk honors Sandra Re Sims for her community service

VACAVILLE—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Sandra Re Sims, an active volunteer within the Napa community, and Prudence Draper of Cotati as the 3rd Senate District’s 2013 Women of the Year at a private ceremony at Wolk’s Napa District Office yesterday. Every March, the Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women whose contributions improve lives in their communities, a tradition dating back to 1987. 

Committee unanimously OKs Wolk measure to honor Vallejo police officer

April 02, 2013

Effort to name portion of State Highway 37 after Officer James Capoot moves forward 

SACRAMENTO—A measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to memorialize Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot, who died in the line of duty in 2011 while responding to a reported bank robbery, jumped its first hurdle today.

Senate OKs legislation urging federal plan to reduce gun violence

March 07, 2013

Wolk measure supports comprehensive federal action 

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted 24-10 today to approve a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) urging Congress and President Barack Obama to enact comprehensive gun violence prevention policy that includes prohibiting the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and strengthening criminal background check requirements.

Wolk bill to help fund local public projects jumps first hurdle

March 14, 2013

Measure would remove obstacles to financing option for local governments

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Governance and Finance Committee voted 4-1 today to approve Senate Bill 33, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) that seeks to remove roadblocks local government officials encounter when attempting to use Infrastructure financing districts (IFDs) to fund public works projects.

Senator Lois Wolk comments on BDCP

March 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, issued the following comments on the first draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan released today:

Wolk works to strengthen protection for long-term care residents

March 01, 2013

Carries bill to prevent interference with investigations by state long-term care ombudsman  

Legislators work to establish “3 Day in Print” rule for state legislation

February 22, 2013

New bipartisan effort would increase legislative accountability, public access to legislation 

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assembly Member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) today introduced identical legislation in the Senate and Assembly aiming to increase legislative accountability and public access to legislation. The bills would put a measure before voters that, if approved, would require all legislation to be in print and online for 72 hours before final passage by the Senate or Assembly.

Senator Wolk to open district office in Vallejo

February 25, 2013

Vallejo resident Mel Orpilla to staff office on Mare Island

 SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that she will open a new district office in the City of Vallejo on March 1. The Vallejo office, which will be located on Mare Island, will be staffed by lifelong Vallejo resident Mel Orpilla, who will work to provide constituents assistance with state departments, legislative affairs, and other state issues.

Senator presses for comprehensive federal gun violence legislation

January 18, 2013

Wolk and 20 coauthors urge President, Congress to take meaningful action

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and 20 other members of the State Senate today introduced Senate Joint Resolution 1 urging Congress and President Barack Obama to enact comprehensive gun violence prevention policy that includes prohibiting the sale of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and strengthening  criminal background check requirements.

Wolk issues comments on Governor’s State of the State

January 24, 2013

Wolk presses Governor for more affordable, realistic water proposal

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Chair of the Senate Governance and Finance Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability, issued the following statement today following Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s State of the State address:

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