Press Releases

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.

Wolk bills get fiscal stamp of approval

May 24, 2013

Including bills to strengthen gun violence prevention, increase access to renewable energy 

SACRAMENTO—The Senate’s Appropriations Committee gave its fiscal stamp of approval to four measures by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) Thursday, including Senate Bill SB 43, legislation to provide millions of consumers in California with access to clean, affordable renewable energy.

Committee OKs $10 million Wolk request for Davis-Woodland water project

May 21, 2013

State to match federal funding for fish screen at river intake

SACRAMENTO—A key Senate budget subcommittee voted today to approve $10 million in state funds for a critical component of the Woodland-Davis water project approved with the passage of Measure I in March.

Wolk recognized for work to protect the Delta

May 17, 2013

Honored for spearheading efforts to protect river delta and estuary

SACRAMENTO—California's sole statewide river conservation group honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) with a 2013 Capital River Award this week for her ongoing efforts to protect California’s rivers and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Senator Wolk to hold mobile office hours in Rio Vista

May 17, 2013

Staff to provide constituent services

VACAVILLE— Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) announced today that her mobile district office will be visiting Rio Vista next Friday to provide services to constituents of the 3rd Senate District.

“My mobile office gives me the opportunity to bring all the resources my office has to offer directly to my constituents,” said Wolk. “My district staff will be available to answer questions, receive comments, and help my constituents navigate sometimes complex and bureaucratic interaction with state government. They are an amazing resource.”

Wolk bill to aid local efforts to support libraries moves forward

May 15, 2013

Bill would enable local library bonds, taxes to pass on 55 percent vote

SACRAMENTO—The Senate Governance and Finance Committee voted 5-2 today to support legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help local governments maintain their libraries and ensure that communities continue to have access to the valuable library services and resources upon which many Californians rely.