Press Releases

Committee OKs bill to increase bonding for oil and gas drilling

August 12, 2013

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

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly Natural Resources Committee voted today to approve Senate Bill 665 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation to strengthen outdated bonding requirements to help ensure that oil and gas drilling operators, not taxpayers, are responsible for the cost of repairing environmental damage incurred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.

Wolk bill to prevent tax evasion through illegal cigarette sales moves to Governor

August 05, 2013

Assembly approves bill to close major tax loophole with bipartisan 68-0 vote

SACRAMENTO—On a bipartisan 68-0 vote today, the State Assembly approved Senate Bill 680 by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), legislation 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 Governor for his signature.

Legislators demand answers about Caltrans’ removal of “Save the Delta” signs

July 16, 2013

 

Question whether removal of signs from private property is first amendment violation

SACRAMENTO—Late Friday six Northern California legislators pressed Caltrans for answers to several questions about the agency’s removal of signs from private property fronting state roadways and highways in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region last week.

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.

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