Press Releases

Governor signs bill to promote agricultural, environmental stewardship

September 27, 2013

Wolk measure extends important protections for farmers and ranchers 

SACRAMENTO—The Governor today signed Senate Bill 749, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to ensure the good stewardship of private property by extending protections for California farmers and ranchers who accidentally kill a protected species during routine agricultural operations. The bill also encourages landowners to establish waterfowl habitat on idled agricultural lands.

Governor signs Wolk bill to establish state olive oil commission

September 24, 2013

Measure establishes commission to help improve olive oil standards

SACRAMENTO—The Governor today signed 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.

Senate hears water bond proposals

September 24, 2013

Legislators, public discuss options for 2014 Water Bond 

SACRAMENTO—A joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water Committees heard presentations and comments this morning on two water bond proposals, including Senator Lois Wolk’s Senate Bill 42, The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality & Flood Protection Act of 2014. 

Governor signs bill to increase bonding for oil and gas drilling

September 20, 2013

 

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

SACRAMENTO—Today the Governor signed legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to strengthen outdated bonding requirements to help ensure that oil and gas drilling operators, not taxpayers, are responsible for the cost of repairing environmental damage incurred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.

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.

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