Press Releases

Assembly resources committee approves Wolk climate change bill with bipartisan vote

June 28, 2016

Bill supports role of farms, parks, other open spaces in state’s climate change goals

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– On a bipartisan, 7-1 vote late Monday, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources approved a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to promote the protection and management of natural and working lands as part of California’s ongoing efforts to meet its climate change goals.

Senator Wolk issues statement on court decision declaring Delta Plan ‘invalid’

June 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO–State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today on yesterday’s ruling by the Sacramento Superior Court that the Delta Stewardship Council’s Delta Plan, the state’s management plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, is “invalid and must be set aside pending revisions.”

Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus moves forward

June 22, 2016

Bipartisan support for bill allowing involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes

SACRAMENTO–The Assembly Education Committee voted 7-0 today to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the involuntary transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.  

Wolk bill to protect students’ right to a safe, secure campus moves forward

June 22, 2016

Bipartisan support for bill allowing involuntary transfer of students convicted of violent crimes

SACRAMENTO–Assembly Education Committee voted 7-0 today to approve legislation by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect students by allowing the involuntary transfer of pupils convicted of violent crimes such as felony battery, rape, kidnapping and attempted murder.

California Legislative Transparency Act passes first hurdle in Assembly

June 21, 2016

Measure to require 72-hour online public review for legislation moves forward

SACRAMENTO–Assembly Rules Committee voted 6-2 today to approve a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D–Davis) to increase accountability, transparency and public input on legislation.

California Legislative Transparency Act passes first hurdle in Assembly

June 21, 2016

Measure to require 72-hour online public review for legislation moves forward

SACRAMENTO–Assembly Rules Committee voted 6-2 today to approve a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D–Davis) to increase accountability, transparency and public input on legislation. 

Wolk honored for work to support veteran and their spouses

June 21, 2016

Current legislation to aid veterans nears Governor’s desk

SACRAMENTO– Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) was honored Friday by residents of the Veterans’ Home in Yountville for her work to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that resulted in non-veteran spouses having to pay up to 90 percent of their income to live with their husband or wife at a state veterans’ home. 

Wolk honored for work to support veteran and their spouses

June 21, 2016

Current legislation to aid veterans nears Governor’s desk

SACRAMENTO– Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) was honored Friday by residents of the Veterans’ Home in Yountville for her work to reverse a 2009-10 budget action that resulted in non-veteran spouses having to pay up to 90 percent of their income to live with their husband or wife at a state veterans’ home.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 1440, which took effect in 2015, allowed non-veteran spouses to pay the same fees and charges as their veteran spouse to live at one of the state’s veterans’ homes.

Senate Moves Forward with the California Legislative Transparency Act

June 16, 2016

Measure to require 72-hour online public review for legislation passes the State Senate

California approves firearm violence research to fill gap left by Congressional restrictions

June 16, 2016

$5 million in state budget for University of California-based center

SACRAMENTO, CA—California’s State Legislature voted late yesterday to establish a firearm violence research center at the University of California, filling the gap left by Congressional restrictions on firearms research, four days after the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

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