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Sen. Loni Hancock talks about the need for her gun-safety bill, which passed the Senate today.

May 19, 2016

Watch, listen to Sen. Loni Hancock D-Oakland, talk about the need for Senate Bill 1446, which would ban the possession of high-capacity ammo clips and passed the Senate today, HERE:

An excerpt:

Oakland-area survey shows overwhelming opposition to proposed coal-export terminal

April 28, 2016

Survey conducted February through April

OAKLAND – A recent survey completed by more than 5,000 constituents shows that Oakland residents are overwhelmingly opposed to a Utah-supported plan to build a coal-export terminal in Oakland to ship coal to China and other Asian countries.

Results from the six-question survey by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, found that 92 percent of respondents oppose a pending Oakland coal terminal, and 96 percent of respondents do not believe public funding should be used to pay for the project.  

Sen. Loni Hancock introduces Piedmont students at California State Senate

April 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO (April 28, 2016) -- Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, recognizes fourth-grade students and teachers Elaine Holt and Martin Lewis from Wildwood Elementary School in Piedmont, a city in the northern area of Hancock’s district, during Senate Floor ceremonies. “They’re here to see Democracy in action,” Hancock said. 

Sen. Loni Hancock talks about the need for action on stopping proposed coal depot

April 22, 2016

Following the vote earlier this week in support of two of her anti-coal bills, Sen. Loni Hancock talks about the need for action. To listen, click on the link below.


Bills requiring EIRs, funding restrictions on Oakland coal-export plan pass three policy tests

April 20, 2016

Pair of anti-coal measures continue to advance

SACRAMENTO – For the third time in eight days, key Senate policy panels on the environment and transportation approved separate bills that would make it harder for Oakland to become the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.

Key policy panel OKs Sen. Hancock bill prohibiting high-capacity ammo holders

April 19, 2016

Senate Bill 1446 passes on 4-to-3 vote

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved a Sen. Loni Hancock plan to prohibit the possession of any ammo-holding device for an assault-style weapon that holds more than 10 rounds. 

FIRST 5 LA Announces 2016 Legislative Agenda

April 19, 2016

Board Chair Calls Advocacy Efforts Critical to Achieving Policy and Systems Change to Benefit Children

LOS ANGELES -- As part of its mission to ensure that young children in Los Angeles County get the best start in life, First 5 LA today announced its 2016 State Legislative Agenda that advocates for an extension of subsidized child care (SB 1042 by Senator Loni Hancock), a statewide kindergarten readiness assessment tool (SCR 125 by Senator Ben Allen) and mental health intervention and prevention services for preschoolers (AB 1644 by Assembly Member Rob Bonta).

Bill prohibiting high-capacity ammo holders among gun-safety bills facing review Tuesday, April 19

April 18, 2016

Hearing will be Tuesday, April 19

SACRAMENTO – San Bernardino. Sandy Hook. Columbine. Aurora.

Those are names of just some of the American cities that have suffered deeply tragic loss of human life at the hands of unstable minds in possession of rapid-fire weapons.

To help reverse those increasingly common massacres, the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 19, will consider Senate Bill 1446, legislation that would prohibit the possession of any ammo-holding device for an assault-style weapon that holds more than 10 rounds. 

Bill requiring EIR on Oakland coal-export plan passes first policy test

April 12, 2016

Anti-coal measure advances

SACRAMENTO – A Senate transportation policy panel today approved a pro-environment bill requiring additional environmental impact reports on future coal shipments in and out of California.