Press Releases

Statement by Senator Lois Wolk on release of BDCP draft EIR

December 09, 2013

Calls for a viable and affordable “plan B” that costs less and doesn’t pit one region of the state against another

DAVIS – State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today issued the following statement in response to the release of the draft documents on the proposed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) for public comment:

Governor signs bill to allow homemade wine and beer charity events

October 01, 2013

Will enable nonprofits to sell homemade wine and beer during fundraisers

SACRAMENTO—Legislation enabling nonprofits to accept and use gifts of homemade alcoholic beverages during fundraisers was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., late Tuesday.

Wolk honored for strong support of public education

October 09, 2013

 Recognized for work on gun violence prevention, declining enrollment, home-to-school transportation

SACRAMENTO—The California County Boards of Education (CCBE) honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her strong support of the state’s public schools.

Governor signs Wolk bill to better protect seniors, other long-term care residents

October 04, 2013

Measure will increase penalties for interfering with state ombudsman investigations

SACRAMENTO—Thursday, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., signed Senate Bill 609, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to increase penalties for long-term care providers that hinder investigations by California’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program.

Groundbreaking new California law will provide renewable energy to renters, small business

September 30, 2013

Unique program will provide millions of consumers with access to solar, wind

SACRAMENTO—After a hard fought three year effort, renters, small businesses and millions of others utility customers throughout California will soon be able to utilize wind, solar, and other forms of clean and affordable renewable energy through their utility provider.

Women veterans encouraged to participate in state survey

September 19, 2013

Response will help guide policy, connect veterans with services

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today urged women veterans living in California to participate in a short survey to help inform policy discussions and connect women veterans to services available to them.

Governor signs bill to promote agricultural, environmental stewardship

September 27, 2013

Wolk measure extends important protections for farmers and ranchers 

SACRAMENTO—The Governor today signed Senate Bill 749, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to ensure the good stewardship of private property by extending protections for California farmers and ranchers who accidentally kill a protected species during routine agricultural operations. The bill also encourages landowners to establish waterfowl habitat on idled agricultural lands.

Governor signs Wolk bill to establish state olive oil commission

September 24, 2013

Measure establishes commission to help improve olive oil standards

SACRAMENTO—The Governor today signed Senate Bill 250, a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to establish a state commission to help coordinate efforts by state olive growers and oil manufacturers to strengthen the competitiveness of California’s olive oil industry.

Senate hears water bond proposals

September 24, 2013

Legislators, public discuss options for 2014 Water Bond 

SACRAMENTO—A joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water Committees heard presentations and comments this morning on two water bond proposals, including Senator Lois Wolk’s Senate Bill 42, The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality & Flood Protection Act of 2014. 

Governor signs bill to increase bonding for oil and gas drilling

September 20, 2013


Wolk bill will help pay for environmental cleanup left by bad actors

SACRAMENTO—Today the Governor signed legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen outdated bonding requirements to help ensure that oil and gas drilling operators, not taxpayers, are responsible for the cost of repairing environmental damage incurred during drilling.