Press Releases

Governor signs bill establishing pilot project to enable digital access to end-of-life orders

October 08, 2015


Wolk bill sets stage for statewide digital registry of vital medical orders

 SACRAMENTOOn Monday Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to establish a pilot project enabling health care providers to electronically submit and access their patients’ instructions for their end-of-life health care, ensuring immediate access to this critical information.

Governor signs aid-in-dying legislation

October 05, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) praised the Governor for his signing of Assembly Bill X2-15, the End of Life Option Act.

This decision by the Governor comes almost a year after the death of Brittany Maynard. The 29-year-old Californian with terminal brain cancer brought international attention to this issue when she had to move to Oregon to utilize its death-with-dignity law last year.

State Assembly approves campus gun safety bill on bipartisan vote

September 01, 2015

Law enforcement-backed bill limits concealed weapons on school and college campuses

SACRAMENTO –On a 53-24 bipartisan vote today the State Assembly approved legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) to help control concealed weapons on school and college campuses.  The measure, SB 707, would prohibit concealed weapons carriers from bringing their firearm on campus without permission from campus authorities.

Wolk honored for leadership on environmental issues

August 20, 2015

Senator awarded ‘Green Leadership Award’ for work on water, energy, Delta issues

SACRAMENTO— Last night a coalition of more than 100 environmental, public health, and social justice organizations honored Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) for her work on water, renewable energy, and other environmental issues throughout her service in the State Legislature.

Experts examine whether Delta Tunnels proposal is good for California

August 18, 2015


Discussion focused on unanswered questions on proposal’s cost, alternatives, and more

SACRAMENTO–Today a panel of experts discussed unanswered questions about the massive Delta Tunnels proposal in an attempt to determine whether the proposal is good for California during an informational hearing of the Senate Select Committee on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, chaired by State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis).

Wolk, Dodd measure to provide Earthquake Tax Relief sent to Governor

August 17, 2015

Bill to aid affected residents, businesses earns unanimous, bipartisan support 

SACRAMENTO—The State Senate voted unanimously today to send the Governor legislation coauthored by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to aid residents and businesses in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake.

Governor signs Wolk legislation to keep olive oil labeling truthful

August 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Late Friday the Governor signed into law Senate Bill 65, legislation by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) changing an outdated labeling law that enabled olive oils to say they were produced in California, or a region of California.

Drought preparedness water bills earn key committee’s support

July 14, 2015

Wolk bills improve water management, conserve valuable water supplies

SACRAMENTO – Three bills by Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) focused on saving water passed out of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee today.

Wolk’s Senate Bill 7 requires the installation of submeters in new multifamily residential buildings, encouraging responsible water consumption and conservation by providing residents accurate information about the volume and cost of their water usage.

Agriculture Climate Benefits Act earns support

July 13, 2015

Wolk bill to support agricultural solutions to climate change moves forward

SACRAMENTO—The Assembly’s Natural Resources Committee today approved Senate Bill 367 by Senator Lois Wolk (Davis) to provide California’s farmers and ranchers greater opportunities to reduce their greenhouse gas emission reductions and adapt to the state’s changing climate.