Latest Press Releases

SENATOR CALLS FOR CLOSURE OF A DECREPIT AND UNSAFE STATE PRISON

May 12, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland), Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, today called for the closure of the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) at Norco.

Joint Oversight Hearing on "Community Corrections"

March 16, 2015

Press Advisory

 

WHO:      Joint Oversight Hearing: Senate Public Safety Committee & Senate Budget Subcommittee #5

                 Senator Loni Hancock, Chair

WHAT:     Oversight hearing on “Community Corrections – Performance Metrics”

WHEN:    Tuesday, March 17th, 10 am

WHERE: State Capitol, Room 4203

 

HANCOCK FILES LEGAL BRIEF SUPPORTING JUDGE’S RULING THAT DEATH PENALTY IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

March 07, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Loni Hancock, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, late Friday filed a legal brief supporting the elimination of California’s death penalty.  The brief was filed on behalf of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who last year had his death sentence overturned by Federal District Court Judge Cormac Carney.

 

NEW BILL SEEKS INFORMATION ON COST-OVERRUNS IN STATE CONTRACTS

February 27, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Loni Hancock introduced legislation today to require bidders on state contracts to report, in their bid, whether there have been cost-overruns on previous state projects they have worked on. The bill, SB 630, adds a new section to the state Public Contracts code. 

Senate & Assembly Joint Hearing on Police and Community Relations

February 09, 2015

Senate & Assembly Joint Hearing:

Law Enforcement and Community Trust in California

Sacramento – The Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees will hold a joint hearing on Tuesday, February 10th on police and community relations in California. 

The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol.  It is expected to be broadcast live on the California Channel and audio of the proceedings will be streamed on the State Senate’s website.

An agenda and list of witnesses is attached.