Press Releases

Nearly $15 million in Prop 39 funds identified to retrofit schools in 3rd Senate District

July 12, 2013

Energy efficiency funds will support energy savings and job creation

SACRAMENTO—Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that area schools have been allotted nearly $15 million out of $450 million in funds made available for the upcoming fiscal year by the 2013-2014 State Budget and Proposition 39 for the retrofit of public schools to save energy, create jobs, and improve school conditions.  

Wolk bill to help fund local public projects moves to Assembly Floor

July 03, 2013

Measure removes obstacles to local infrastructure financing

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Appropriations Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 33 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to remove obstacles to financing public works using infrastructure financing districts (IFDs). The bill will next be heard on the Assembly Floor.

Wolk bill to help preserve Bale Grist Mill moves to Assembly Floor

July 02, 2013

Measure would allow sale of flour produced at Napa County mill 

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee voted unanimously today to approve Senate Bill 170 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to enable the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park in Napa County to sell its flour to help support park operations. The bill now moves to the Assembly Floor.

Bill to prevent tax evasion through illegal cigarette sales moves forward

June 27, 2013

Unanimous, bipartisan support for Wolk bill to close major tax loophole

SACRAMENTO—On a unanimous, bipartisan vote Tuesday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 680 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to close a major loophole in state law that enables some tobacco manufacturers to avoid paying millions of dollars in state excise tax for the cigarettes they sell in California. The bill now moves to the Assembly Floor.

Wolk’s community green energy legislation moves closer to Governor’s desk

June 24, 2013

Bill uses private investment to provide access to renewable energy to consumer

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly’s Utilities and Commerce Committee voted 11-1 today to approve legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) 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 bill will next be heard in the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee.

Wolk bill to help fund local public projects moves forward

June 12, 2013

Measure would remove obstacles to local infrastructure financing

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Local Government Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 33, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to remove obstacles to financing public works using infrastructure financing districts (IFDs).

Senate passes Wolk community solar legislation

May 30, 2013

SB 43 uses private investment to provide more consumer access to renewable energy

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted today to approve legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to open access to clean and affordable renewable energy to millions of Californians who currently can’t take advantage of the state’s renewable programs.

Senate approves Wolk bill to help apartment tenants reduce their water bill

May 29, 2013

Bill would encourage responsible water consumption and conservation through sub-metering 

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted 27-11 today to approve Senate Bill 750, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to encourage responsible water consumption and conservation by providing tenants of apartments and other multi-unit dwellings with accurate information about their water use through sub-metering. The bill will next be heard in the State Assembly.

Senate approves Wolk bill to expand list of crimes subject to firearms ban

May 29, 2013

Measure adds gang crimes, multiple drug and alcohol convictions to 10-year prohibition

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted 25-12 today to approve a measure to prevent gun violence by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis). The legislation, Senate Bill 755, makes several additions to the list of crimes subject to a 10-year firearms prohibition in California, and will next be heard in the State Assembly. SB 755 was the sole measure in the Senate’s gun violence prevention package to pass with bipartisan support. 

Senate OKs bill to increase bonding requirement for oil and gas drilling

May 28, 2013

Wolk bill would help pay for environmental cleanup left by bad actors

SACRAMENTO—The Senate voted today to approve Senate Bill 665 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to strengthen bonding requirements to ensure that environmental damage incurred during oil and gas drilling is repaired and to mitigate costs to the state.

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