October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 312, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that provides a pathway for individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to petition a court to have the record related to their youthful offense sealed.

“Every aspect of life is an obstacle if you have a record” stated Senator Skinner. “SB 312 establishes a fair system for past youthful offenders to clear their criminal records.”

October 10, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 498, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

SB 498 is targeted at increasing the number of EVs and other zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in public and private vehicle fleets. The bill builds on Governor Brown’s 2012 Executive Order that set a target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roads by 2020.

October 4, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 242 authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) to strengthen consumer protections for California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program.

October 2, 2017

I am truly heartbroken over the loss of so many lives, the horrific injuries and the suffering families and friends are now going through.

How can we justify laws that make it ok for someone to own an automatic weapon? Such a mass shooting is only possible when a shooter has a weapon that can shoot up to 100 bullets per minute. What possible arguments can be made in support of laws that make owning assault rifles and automatic and semi-automatic weapons legal? To stop these senseless tragedies we must stand up to the gun lobby and eliminate these laws.

October 1, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol - This weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 338, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

September 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Friday, September 29 – Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills aimed at easing the state’s housing crisis at an affordable housing development site in San Francisco, California. Two of the signed bills, Senate Bill 166: No Net Loss and Senate Bill SB 167: Housing Accountability Act (HAA), were authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

September 21, 2017

Dear Friends,

With action on housing, transportation, climate protection and more, it was gratifying to wrap up my first year in the State Senate with a legislative session that the Sacramento Bee characterized as accomplishing "thoughtful work ... that will affect Californians' lives."

September 20, 2017

Watershed Protection Week was established by the legislature to recognize California's connection to the Sierra Nevada.

September 16, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – On Friday, Assembly Bill 1284, co-authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills), passed out of the California State Legislature with bipartisan support.  AB 1284 strengthens California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program by giving the state’s Department of Business Oversight responsibility for enforcing consumer protections.

September 15, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – Senate Bill 687 authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), which requires non-profit hospitals in California to obtain approval from the state Attorney General before closing an emergency department, passed out of the California State Legislature today.

“The farther you live from an emergency room the more your life is at risk,” said Senator Skinner, “SB 687 creates a layer of protection for the wellbeing of our communities.”