Press Releases

Measure to control concealed firearms on campus passes first hurdle

April 14, 2015

Wolk bill prohibits carrying concealed weapons on school or college grounds without approval of school or college authorities

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to restrict concealed weapons on school, college, and university campus grounds passed the Senate Public Safety Committee today on a 4-2 vote.

Measure to provide Napa Earthquake Tax Relief Moves Forward

April 09, 2015

Bill co-authored by Senator Wolk and Assemblymember Dodd passes off the Senate Floor with unanimous bipartisan support  

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake successfully passed off the Senate Floor today with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill now moves on to the Assembly. 

Bipartisan Measure to Create Statewide POLST Registry Passes out of Senate Health Committee

April 08, 2015

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to provide health care professionals with access to a secure, electronic, record of their patients’ precise instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information, secured passage from the Senate Health Committee today with a unanimous aye vote.

“End of Life Option Act” Passes out of Senate Judiciary Committee

April 07, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation carried by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to expand the end of life options available to Californians passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 5 to 2 vote today.  Senate Bill (SB) 128, the End of Life Option Act, will allow a mentally competent adult in the final stages of life due to a terminal illness to request aid-in-dying medication from a physician.  SB 128 now moves on to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

“End of Life Option Act” Clears First Committee

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation carried by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to expand end of life options available to Californians passed out of the Senate Health Committee on a 6 to 2 vote today.  Senate Bill (SB) 128, the End of Life Option Act, will allow a mentally competent, terminally ill adult in California in the final stages of life to request aid-in-dying medication from a physician.  SB 128 now heads to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

New Video Testimony from Brittany Maynard Released Supporting End of Life Option Legislation

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today the family of Brittany Maynard released new video testimony from Brittany in support of aid-in-dying legislation.  Ms. Maynard wrote the testimony and recorded the video for California Legislators before her death in November, 2014.

Senator Wolk to honor Napa, Sonoma County Women of the Year

March 24, 2015

Two women to receive honor at Friday ceremony

NAPA – Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) will honor Dr. Geni Bennetts of Napa County and Elece Hempel of Sonoma County as the Third Senate District’s Women of the Year.  

Every March, the Senate celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring women whose contributions improve lives in their communities, a tradition dating back to 1987.  

SB 174 Receives Bi-partisan Support from Senate Human Services Committee

March 24, 2015

Two-year pilot programs in Sacramento and Yolo Counties to be funded and evaluated

SACRAMENTO—Senate Bill 174, authored by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) passed out of the Senate Committee on Human Services with a 5-0 vote.  The bill would establish a two-year pilot project in the County of Sacramento and the County of Yolo for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of crisis nurseries in lowering the incidence of child abuse in those counties. 

Senator Wolk applauds drought relief package

March 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO–Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) issued the following statement today regarding the proposed $1 billion drought relief legislation:

“I applaud the Governor, President Pro Tem, and Speaker for working together and delivering an important drought relief package.

This drought package responds to the current conditions with food assistance and emergency water supplies to communities that have dire water shortages right now. It also provides funding for communities to develop drought and climate resilient water supplies that will help California in the future.

Senator Feinstein endorses California End of Life Option Act

March 17, 2015

70 current and former California elected officials join growing list of supporters

SACRAMENTO— Authors of California’s  End of Life Option Act, a bill to authorize the medical practice of aid-in-dying in California, today announced the support of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

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