Press Releases

Wolk honors Vallejo police officer, famed World War II pilots

August 29, 2013

Sections of local highway to recognize Officer James Capoot, Tuskegee Airman

SACRAMENTO—Resolutions authored by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to name sections of highway in Solano County after Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot and the Tuskegee Airmen were chaptered today after receiving final approval from the State Legislature. 

New study supports Senator’s efforts to increase oversight of veterans services

August 28, 2013

Study urges more accountability of state services for veterans, highlights needs of women veterans

SACRAMENTO–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded the findings of a study released today that calls for strengthened performance and accountability of state services for veterans. Wolk also commended the study’s emphasis on the needs of women veterans.

Senator displays local, agriculture-inspired artwork at State Capitol

August 23, 2013

Lois Wolk hosts display of pieces from YoloArts’ Art and Agriculture program 

YOLO COUNTY—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that her capitol office is hosting artwork inspired by the farmlands of Yolo County through December 10.  The artwork is the product of a YoloArts’ program that brings artists, farmers, and the community together to raise awareness of the importance of preserving working landscapes, promote sustainable agriculture, and the visual arts in Yolo County.

Wolk bill to increase bonding for oil and gas drilling gets fiscal approval

August 21, 2013

Measure to help pay for environmental cleanup left by bad actors moves to Assembly Floor

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted today to give its fiscal stamp of approval to Senate Bill 665 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to strengthen outdated bonding requirements to help ensure that oil and gas drilling operators, not taxpayers, are responsible for the cost of repairing environmental damage incurred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. The bill will next be heard by the full Assembly.

Wolk measure to strengthen protection for long-term care residents moves forward

August 14, 2013

Bill to prevent interference with state ombudsman investigations gets unanimous, bipartisan support 

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved 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. Wolk’s Senate Bill 609 will next be heard by the full Assembly.

Legislature urges Congress, President to enact gun violence prevention

August 15, 2013

Senate gives final approval to measure supporting comprehensive federal action  

SACRAMENTO—The State Legislature today gave its final stamp of approval to Senate Joint Resolution 1, a measure urging Congress and the President to support comprehensive gun violence prevention policy at the federal level.

Committee OKs bill to increase bonding for oil and gas drilling

August 12, 2013

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

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 665 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation 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.

Wolk bill to expand list of crimes subject to firearms ban moves forward

August 13, 2013

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

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Public Safety Committee voted 4-2 today to approve Senate Bill 755, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to prevent gun violence by making several additions to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition in California.

Wolk introduces new $5.6 billion bond to address state’s urgent water needs

August 13, 2013

 Funds broadly supported projects for Delta restoration, safe & reliable water supply, flood protection

SACRAMENTO--Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today introduced a $5.6 billion water bond to provide funding for broadly supported projects to address the state’s urgent water needs.

Wolk bill to prevent tax evasion through illegal cigarette sales moves to Governor

August 05, 2013

Assembly approves bill to close major tax loophole with bipartisan 68-0 vote

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan 68-0 vote today, the State Assembly approved Senate Bill 680 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to close a major loophole in state law that enables some tobacco manufacturers to avoid paying millions of dollars in state excise tax for the cigarettes they sell in California. The bill now moves to the Governor for his signature.

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