Press Releases

Wolk bill establishing statewide registry of end-of-life orders moves forward

July 08, 2015

Committee OKs bipartisan bill giving emergency care providers access to digital forms 

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Health Committee voted unanimously yesterday to approve 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.

Wolk honored for her support of family and sustainable farming

June 26, 2015

Senator presented “Hands on Legislator of the Year Award”

SACRAMENTO—A California nonprofit dedicated to supporting family farms honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) recently for her support of family farmers and sustainable agriculture.

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) presented Wolk its “Hands on Legislator of the Year Award” at a dinner in Davis last Saturday in recognition of “her hands on efforts to support family farmers and climate friendly farming” and her authorship of Senate Bill 367, the Agriculture Climate Benefits Act.

Wolk bill to enable schools to hire more school nurses moves forward

June 23, 2015

Bill to help schools care for students with chronic diseases earns unanimous, bipartisan support 

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable schools to hire more school nurses and take a lead role in managing chronic childhood diseases received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Assembly Health Committee today.

Wolk bill to honor local Tuskegee Airman moves forward

June 22, 2015

Bill naming Solano interchange for WW II pilot earns unanimous, bipartisan support 


SACRAMENTO— The State Assembly’s Transportation Committee voted unanimously today to approve a resolution by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) naming a Solano interchange in honor of Lieutenant Colonel James Warren, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen and a Vacaville resident who passed away last year.

Wolk, Dodd measure to provide Earthquake Tax Relief moves forward

June 22, 2015

Bill to aid affected residents, businesses earns unanimous, bipartisan support 


SACRAMENTO -- Legislation coauthored by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake earned the unanimous, bipartisan approval of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee today.

Chair of Senate Budget Resources, Transportation Subcommittee applauds state budget

June 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following comment today following the Legislature’s approval of the State’s 2015-16 Budget. Wolk is Chair of the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, and one of the lead authors of Proposition 1, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:

Senate Passes End of Life Option Act

June 04, 2015

SB 128 now moves on to the Assembly

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 128: The End of Life Option Act, by Senators Wolk and Monning, passed off the Senate Floor today with a vote of 23-14. SB 128 would allow mentally capable, terminally ill adults the option to request a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying drugs to painlessly and peacefully hasten their dying process.

Agriculture Climate Benefits Act passes off Senate Floor with bipartisan support

June 03, 2015

SB 367 recognizes the need for agricultural solutions to climate change

SACRAMENTO – A measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), one of eleven bills that make up the Senate’s California Climate Leadership package secured passage from the Senate today on a bipartisan 33-2 vote. SB 367 ensures that California’s farmers have maximum opportunities to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by developing projects and on-farm practices that would also provide environmental and health benefits.

State Senate passes campus gun safety bill

June 01, 2015

Law enforcement backed bill limits concealed weapons on school and college campuses

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses passed the State Senate today on a 23-12 vote.  The measure, SB 707, would prohibit concealed weapons carriers from bringing their firearm on campus without permission from campus authorities. 

Wolk Water Package passes off the Senate Floor

June 01, 2015

Water measures focused on water, energy efficiency and drinking water for all

SACRAMENTO – Three water measures focused on efficiency and equity by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) passed off of the Senate Floor today.  These measures encompass an effort by Senator Wolk to improve water management, combat the effects of the drought and climate change and conserve valuable water supplies in California.