Press Releases

AB 578 Co-Authored by Senator Wolk Passes Committee with Bi-Partisan Support

June 27, 2014

Crisis Nursery bill to establish pilot projects in Davis and Sacramento

SACRAMENTO—AB 578, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) passed the Senate Committee on Human Services on Tuesday with a bi-partisan, 4-0 vote.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties.

New Wolk bill funds emergency response to rail accidents involving hazardous materials

July 02, 2014

Responds to increased crude oil rail shipments planned through Benicia, Capitol Corridor

SACRAMENTO—In light of a proposal to expand shipments of crude oil by train through Benicia, the Capitol Corridor, and other heavily-populated areas of the California, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced a measure today to provide funding for adequate local emergency response to accidents and spills involving rail transports of crude oil and other hazardous materials.

Senate unanimously supports bill to enable improvements to Vallejo park and ride

May 28, 2014

Wolk bill allows modernization and expansion of SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub

SACRAMENTO–On a bipartisan 35-0 vote late Tuesday the State Senate approved Senate Bill 1368, legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable the modernization and expansion of the SolTrans Curtola Park and Ride Hub in Vallejo, a vital transportation hub in Solano County.

Bill to help school districts provide for local education needs moves forward

May 05, 2014

Wolk bill would restore districts’ ability to levy parcel taxes based on local priorities

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to help K-12 school districts’ throughout California provide for their communities’ educational needs earned passage from the State Senate today.

Bill to address school nurse shortage passes two committees

April 30, 2014

Measure will ensure access to school nurse for state’s neediest students

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to provide access to a qualified school nurse for the state’s neediest students, earned passage from both the Senate Health and Senate Education Committees today.  

Measure to provide electronic access to vital care directives moves forward

April 24, 2014

Bill would provide emergency care providers access to patients’ end-of-life orders  

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to an electronic record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information, secured passage from the Senate Health Committee today.

Wolk bill to grant Marina to City of Martinez earns unanimous support

April 22, 2014

Measure will facilitate Marina’s revitalization and development

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 1424, legislation to grant the City of Martinez the city Marina and surrounding property to facilitate the Marina’s revitalization and development, earned a 9-0 vote in the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources and Water today.

Wolk bill to pay outstanding debt to counties earns unanimous support

April 22, 2014

Bipartisan-authored measure appropriates $19 million to make late payments

SACRAMENTO—Legislation to make good on outstanding debts the state owes counties earned a 9-0 vote in the Senate’s Committee on Natural Resources and Water today.

Panel OKs bill to restore fair cost for veterans’ spouses to live at veteran homes

April 08, 2014

Wolk bill receives bipartisan, unanimous vote

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan 6-0 vote today, the State Senate’s Committee on Veterans Affairs approved legislation to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that has caused considerable financial and personal hardship for numerous veterans and their spouses living at California’s homes for veterans.

Senator Wolk honors Dorothy Peterson of Davis as Woman of the Year

March 28, 2014

Peterson honored for service to Davis and Yolo County

VACAVILLE–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Dorothy Peterson of Davis as one of the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year in a small private ceremony today.