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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. 

Sen. Hancock issues statement on Oakland City Council vote on pending coal-terminal project

June 28, 2016

Staff report recommended city not approve dirty exports

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, issued the following statement after today’s vote by the Oakland City Council on a pending coal-export terminal in West Oakland:

 “Kudos to the Oakland City Council for having the courage to do what’s right to help protect the health and long-term environmental goals California has worked so hard to achieve.”

Hancock is author of a package of bills written to halt the coal terminal and others like it.

Sen. Hancock bills responding to proposed Oakland coal-export project pass first Assembly policy panels

June 27, 2016

Pair of anti-coal measures pass separate reviews

SACRAMENTO – Two key Assembly policy committees today passed separate measures by Sen. Loni Hancock to halt plans that would allow Oakland to become the largest coal exporter on the West Coast and ensure that the state does not fund future coal exports.

Key Assembly safety panel OKs Sen. Hancock bill prohibiting high-capacity gun magazines

June 14, 2016

Senate Bill 1446 passes

SACRAMENTO – Three days after the worst mass shooting in American history, the Assembly Public Safety Committee 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 – known as "high-capacity magazines."

GUEST PRESS RELEASE: Public health experts highlight risks of coal trains

June 14, 2016

Community leaders ask Oakland Council to vote NO on coal in light of experts’ findings                                                                               

OAKLAND, Calif. – A public health experts panel today released the results of an independent inquiry (http://tinyurl.com/CoalTransport) into the health and safety hazards of the proposal to ship coal through Oakland.

Senate approves bill restricting taxpayer funding for Oakland-style coal projects

June 02, 2016

Second anti-coal measure advances

SACRAMENTO – For the second time in two days, the California Senate approved a bill by Sen. Loni Hancock to block projects like the one that threatens to make Oakland the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.

Senate OKs Sen. Hancock bill requiring environmental impact review for Oakland coal-export project

June 01, 2016

Next stop for Oakland anti-coal: Assembly

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved and sent to the Assembly a proposed law by Sen. Loni Hancock to increase environmental reviews for a plan that would allow Oakland to become the largest coal exporter on the West Coast.

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