Press Releases

Women veterans encouraged to participate in state survey

September 19, 2013

Response will help guide policy, connect veterans with services

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) today urged women veterans living in California to participate in a short survey to help inform policy discussions and connect women veterans to services available to them.

Assembly OKs Wolk bill to expand list of crimes subject to firearms ban

September 11, 2013

Measure adds multiple drug, alcohol convictions to 10-year firearms prohibition

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly voted today to approve Senate Bill 755, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to prevent gun violence by adding multiple drug and alcohol convictions to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition in California.

Assembly approves clean, renewable energy legislation

September 11, 2013

Bill uses private investment to provide consumers access to renewable energy

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly voted today to approve Senate Bill 43, broadly-supported legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and coauthor Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) to establish a program that would open access to clean and affordable renewable energy to millions of Californians who currently can’t take advantage of the state’s renewable programs. The Senate must now vote to approve amendments to the bill taken in the Assembly.

Assembly approves bill to increase bonding for oil and gas drilling

September 06, 2013

Wolk bill to help pay for environmental cleanup left by bad actors sent to Governor

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly voted today to approve Senate Bill 665 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to strengthen outdated bonding requirements to help ensure that oil and gas drilling operators, not taxpayers, are responsible for the cost of repairing environmental damage incurred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. The bill must now be taken up for a Senate vote on amendments taken to the bill in the Assembly.

Senate sends Governor Wolk bill to establish state olive oil commission

September 06, 2013

Bipartisan support for commission to help improve olive oil standards

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan vote today, the Senate approved Senate Bill 250, a measure by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to establish a state commission to help coordinate efforts by state olive growers and oil manufacturers to strengthen the competitiveness of California’s olive oil industry.  The bill now moves to the Governor for his consideration.

Senate sends Governor Wolk bill to better protect seniors, other long-term care residents

September 04, 2013

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

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted unanimously today to send the Governor 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 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.

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