Press Releases

Governor signs Wolk legislation to keep olive oil labeling truthful

August 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Late Friday the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 65, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) changing an outdated labeling law that enabled olive oils to say they were produced in California, or a region of California.

Drought preparedness water bills earn key committee’s support

July 14, 2015

Wolk bills improve water management, conserve valuable water supplies

SACRAMENTO – Three bills by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) focused on saving water passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee today.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 7 requires the installation of submeters in new multifamily residential buildings, encouraging responsible water consumption and conservation by providing residents accurate information about the volume and cost of their water usage.

Agriculture Climate Benefits Act earns support

July 13, 2015

Wolk bill to support agricultural solutions to climate change moves forward

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee today approved Senate Bill 367 by Senator Lois Wolk (Davis) to provide California’s farmers and ranchers greater opportunities to reduce their greenhouse gas emission reductions and adapt to the state’s changing climate.

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.