Press Releases

Wolk honored as Watershed Champion

May 05, 2016

Recognized for her commitment to fortifying California’s policies for watersheds

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The California Watershed Network (CWN) recognized State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work to strengthen California’s water policies and improve all of California’s watersheds.

The nonprofit, dedicated to protecting and restoring the state’s watersheds through community-based watershed management, honored Wolk with its 2016 Watershed Champion award.

Law enforcement group names Wolk its Legislator of the Year

May 04, 2016

Group honors Senator for authoring campus gun safety bill

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–The California College & University Police Chiefs Association honored State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) as its 2016 Legislator of the Year today for her leadership in authoring legislation to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 707, sponsored by CCUPCA, prohibits concealed weapons carriers from bringing their firearm on campus without permission from campus authorities. The new law took effect January 1, 2016.

Wolk honored for service to Contra Costa County

April 26, 2016

Recognized for work on the Delta, gun violence prevention, end of life and other issues

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County (DPCCC) honored State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) this weekend for her service to the county, the Third Senate District and the state.

Wolk received the 2016 Congressman George Miller Service Award at the group’s Third Annual Roosevelt Awards Dinner on Saturday.

Bill to protect state’s aquifers, groundwater moves forward

April 20, 2016

Wolk bill to provide safe drinking water to underserved communities also approved

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect California’s aquifers and groundwater resources from permanent damage due to overdraft was approved by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee today on a 5-2 vote.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 1317 addresses a sharp increase in groundwater extraction through new and deeper drilling across the state during the drought, including water basins currently in critical overdraft.

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 19, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Senate Bill 1350 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 5-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Committee on Agriculture today.

Key committee supports establishing UC Firearm Violence Research Center

April 19, 2016

Approves bill to fill gap created by Congressional limit on federally funded research

SACRAMENTO–Legislation to establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California, filling the gap left by Congressional restrictions on firearms research, was approved today on a 5-1 vote in the Senate Committee on Public Safety.

Bill supporting farmers’ efforts to combat climate change moves forward

April 19, 2016

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk climate change measure 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)– Senate Bill 1350 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to support agricultural practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees and plants was approved on a 5-0 bipartisan vote of the Senate Committee on Agriculture today.

Effort to establish Inner Coast Range Conservancy moves forward

April 13, 2016

Legislation builds on national protection for Berryessa Snow Mountain 

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Building on last year’s declaration of the Berryessa Snow Mountain Region as a National Monument by the President, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water voted 6-2 Tuesday to approve a bill that establishes a state conservancy to protect, preserve and restore the Northern Inner Coast Range.

Bill to protect state’s aquifers, groundwater moves forward

April 12, 2016

Committee approves Wolk bills to protect groundwater resources, promote water efficiency

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to protect California’s aquifers and groundwater resources from permanent damage due to overdraft was approved by the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water today on a 6-2 vote.

Bill to give Napa County another chance to preserve Skyline Park for public use moves forward

April 12, 2016

Legislation gives the county until January 1, 2021, to purchase the park

(SACRAMENTO, CA)–The State Senate’s Governmental Organization Committee voted 9-3 today to approve Senate Bill 1119, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to give Napa County additional time to raise the funds to purchase Skyline Wilderness Park.

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