Press Releases

Senior advocacy group honors Wolk as its Legislator of the Year

October 26, 2015

Senator recognized for her work on End of Life Option Act

SACRAMENTO –A statewide nonprofit dedicated to advocating for California’s seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today for her work on the End of Life Option Act and other senior issues.

Wolk honored for work on End of Life Option Act, other senior issues

October 15, 2015

VACAVILLE –A Solano publication for active seniors honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) yesterday for her efforts to protect and defend seniors, including her work on the End of Life Option Act.

Prime Time Living Magazine presented Wolk with its Prime Time Heroes Award at a dinner in Fairfield for her “significant contributions to the efforts of seniors in the community.”

Governor signs campus gun safety bill into law

October 10, 2015

Law enforcement-backed bill limits concealed weapons on school and college campuses

SACRAMENTO –Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses.  The measure, SB 707, prohibits concealed weapons carriers from bringing their firearm on campus without permission from campus authorities.

Governor signs Wolk drought preparedness, renewable energy bills

October 09, 2015

Bills improve water management & conservation, increase use of renewable energy programs

SACRAMENTO –Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to improve water management and conservation in California, and another bill to boost participation in programs enabling utility customers to receive part of their electricity from renewable energy sources.

Governor signs bill establishing pilot project to enable digital access to end-of-life orders

October 08, 2015

 

Wolk bill sets stage for statewide digital registry of vital medical orders

 SACRAMENTOOn Monday Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to establish a pilot project enabling health care providers to electronically submit and access their patients’ instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information.

Governor signs aid-in-dying legislation

October 05, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) praised the Governor for his signing of Assembly Bill X2-15, the End of Life Option Act.

This decision by the Governor comes almost a year after the death of Brittany Maynard. The 29-year-old Californian with terminal brain cancer brought international attention to this issue when she had to move to Oregon to utilize its death-with-dignity law last year.

State Assembly approves campus gun safety bill on bipartisan vote

September 01, 2015

Law enforcement-backed bill limits concealed weapons on school and college campuses

SACRAMENTO –On a 53-24 bipartisan vote today the State Assembly approved legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses.  The measure, SB 707, would prohibit concealed weapons carriers from bringing their firearm on campus without permission from campus authorities.

Wolk honored for leadership on environmental issues

August 20, 2015

Senator awarded ‘Green Leadership Award’ for work on water, energy, Delta issues

SACRAMENTO— Last night a coalition of more than 100 environmental, public health, and social justice organizations honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) for her work on water, renewable energy, and other environmental issues throughout her service in the State Legislature.

Experts examine whether Delta Tunnels proposal is good for California

August 18, 2015

 

Discussion focused on unanswered questions on proposal’s cost, alternatives, and more

SACRAMENTO–Today a panel of experts discussed unanswered questions about the massive Delta Tunnels proposal in an attempt to determine whether the proposal is good for California during an informational hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis).

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