Press Releases

Wolk bill to establish California Olive Oil Commission earns unanimous, bipartisan support

April 19, 2013

Measure would help promote sustainability and success of important agricultural product

SACRAMENTO—On a unanimous, bipartisan vote, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted this week to support establishing a state commission to help coordinate efforts by California’s olive oil industry to fund research and improve olive oil grading and standards.

Legislators call for immediate halt to Delta tunnels plan

April 26, 2013

Top administrator admits tunnels won’t save the Delta

SACRAMENTO—Amid calls from California's Congressional delegation for the resignation of Governor Brown's leader of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan to build two massive tunnels beneath the Delta, state legislators today asked for an immediate halt to all efforts to implement the project to export more Northern California water south under the guise of saving the imperiled Delta.

Committee OKs Wolk bill to increase consumer access to renewable energy

April 30, 2013

SB 43 would create jobs, encourage investment, provide access to millions of consumers

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide millions of consumers in California with the opportunity to utilize clean and affordable renewable energy earned the support of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee today.

Key committee OKs Wolk bill to expand list of crimes subject to firearms ban

April 16, 2013

Measure adds gang crimes and multiple drug and alcohol convictions to 10-year prohibition

SACRAMENTO—The California Senate Public Safety Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 755, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to add to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition.

Wolk measure to honor Vallejo police officer earns fiscal approval

April 15, 2013

Resolution to memorialize Officer James Capoot to be heard by full Senate 

SACRAMENTO—The Senate’s Appropriations Committee voted today to give its fiscal stamp of approval to Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, 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.

Senate approves Wolk bill to help fund local public projects

April 11, 2013

Measure would remove obstacles to local infrastructure financing

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted 24-13 today to approve Senate Bill 33, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) seeking to remove roadblocks faced by local governments when attempting to use infrastructure financing districts (IFDs) to fund public works projects.

Wolk bill adds crimes to those prohibited from firearms purchases

April 10, 2013

10-year gun ban for those convicted of multiple drug and alcohol crimes

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 755 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), which adds several misdemeanors to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms ban, will be heard next Tuesday along with six other measures in a package of 8 bills by Senate Democrats to reduce gun violence.

Wolk alternative to statewide plastic bag ban passes first Senate committee

April 09, 2013

Nickel-a-bag tax on both plastic and paper would fund local parks and litter clean-up

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee voted 6-2 today to approve Senate Bill 700, legislation seeking to give consumers the choice of using their own shopping bags at grocery stores and other retail outlets, or paying a nickel-per-bag fee that would go toward local environmental and parks projects.

Legislators urge analysis of alternative to twin tunnel plan for Delta

April 09, 2013

Wolk and 21 other members express support for diversified approach in Delta

SACRAMENTO— Today, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and 21 other members of the State Legislature from throughout the state urged the head of the state’s Natural Resources Agency to consider a broadly-supported alternative to the hotly-debated twin tunnel project in state plans for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Wolk honors Cotati resident as 3rd Senate District’s Woman of the Year

March 23, 2013

Wolk honors Prudence Draper for work as local historian, news veteran, and community leader 

VACAVILLE— Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) honored Prudence (Prue) Draper of Cotati and Sandra Re Sims of Napa 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.