Press Releases

Senator Wolk introduces SB 234 to pay outstanding debt to counties

February 17, 2015

Bipartisan-authored measure appropriates $19 million to make late payments

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 234, authored by State Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was introduced on Friday.  The bill will appropriate $19 million from the State’s General Fund to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for its use in fulfilling outstanding Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) payments owed to counties.

Senator Wolk introduces SB 174, establishing crisis nursery pilot projects

February 05, 2015

Two-year pilots in Sacramento and Yolo Counties to be funded and evaluated

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 174, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) was introduced today.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties. 

Senator Wolk issues comment on Governor’s budget proposal

January 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2015-16 state budget:

Wolk appointed Majority Whip and Chair of Budget Subcommittee on Water and Environmental Issues

January 06, 2015

Committee assignments reflect Wolk’s priorities for this session

SACRAMENTO — Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced today that he selected Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to serve as the Majority Whip and appointed her to chair the Senate Budget Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation.

Measure creates electronic registry for end-of-life care directives

December 02, 2014

Bill would provide health care providers immediate access to patients’ end-of-life orders  

SACRAMENTO — Legislation was introduced by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to an electronic record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information.

Napa legislators introduce earthquake relief bills

December 01, 2014

Wolk and Dodd partner to bring relief to earthquake impacted counties

Wolk commends state effort to provide tax relief for earthquake victims

October 31, 2014

State, federal agencies postpone tax deadlines for earthquake victims

SACRAMENTO  Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) applauded yesterday’s announcement by the California Franchise Tax Board that the state agency will postpone tax deadlines for California taxpayers affected by the 6.1 earthquake in August that caused damage extending into Solano and Sonoma Counties.

Wolk earns 100% for votes on key environmental bills

October 28, 2014

Recognized for her “critical role” on water bond, votes on groundwater and fracking

SACRAMENTO The California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV), one of the state’s leading environmental advocacy groups, awarded State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) 100 percent today for her votes this year on key environmental issues such as groundwater management and fracking, noting her work on the $7.5 billion water bond currently before voters.