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Senate sends governor Sen. Hancock bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects

August 24, 2016

Anti-coal measure wins rapid approval

 

SACRAMENTO – Less than 24 hours after gaining Assembly approval, the California Senate today passed a Sen. Loni Hancock bill to halt future state funding for any new project that would allow coal to be shipped or exported through California.

 

Assembly OKs Sen. Hancock bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects

August 22, 2016

Anti-coal measure returns to Senate for concurrence

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly today passed a Sen. Loni Hancock bill to halt future state funding for any new project that would allow coal to be shipped or exported through California.

 

Sen. Loni Hancock leads Senate in adjourning in memory of Mary Warren

August 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO (Aug. 18, 2016) -- Sen. Loni Hancock today led the Senate in adjourning in memory of Mary C. Warren of Alameda County. More at the link below.

 

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California Assembly finance panel approves Sen. Hancock-backed bill to increase oversight of contractors

August 11, 2016

GUEST PRESS RELEASE: Senate Bill 465 Now Goes to the State Assembly for Consideration

SACRAMENTO – California legislation to heighten oversight of building contractors – introduced in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy that killed six students – now moves to the state Assembly for consideration, following the bill’s passage today by a key Assembly committee.

 

Bipartisan bill to restore credits for early release passes Assembly; returns to Senate

August 04, 2016

Sen. Hancock, chair of key public safety panel, supports GOP prison plan

SACRAMENTO – Restoring hope to trouble-free prison inmates while saving taxpayers money is the goal of a bipartisan-backed bill that today passed the Assembly with support from Sen. Loni Hancock, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety.

Improved public safety and statewide protections from coal exports dominate agenda

July 29, 2016

Here are Sen. Loni Hancock’s top bills when session resumes Monday, Aug. 1

 

SACRAMENTO – Working to meet an Aug. 31 deadline to pass legislation when lawmakers return to California’s Capitol on Monday, Sen. Loni Hancock seeks adoption of statewide protections against expansion of coal transportation and is also focused on extending a program to provide greater safeguards against human trafficking. 

Gov. Brown signs bill prohibiting high-capacity gun magazines

July 01, 2016

Senate Bill 1446 sponsored by Sen. Loni Hancock

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock that prohibits the possession of any ammunition-holding device for an assault-style weapon that holds more than 10 rounds.

Assembly passes bill prohibiting high-capacity gun magazines

June 30, 2016

Senate Bill 1446 by Sen. Loni Hancock now goes to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock to prohibit the possession of any ammunition-holding device for an assault-style weapon that holds more than 10 rounds.

Watch, listen to Sen. Loni Hancock during an anti-coal rally at Oakland City Hall

June 29, 2016

OAKLAND - Click on the link below to watch and listen to Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, address an anti-coal rally Saturday, June 25, at Oakland City Hall. Two days later, the Oakland City Council voted to reject the proposed coal terminal in Oakland.Pro Bono video courtesy of TheClimateMobilization.org. 

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