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Efforts to fight sex trafficking made permanent after Gov. Brown signs Sen. Loni Hancock bill

September 26, 2016

Measure takes effect Jan. 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A measure that makes permanent a pilot project that helps sexually exploited minors in Alameda County was signed into law today by Gov. Brown.

Gov. Brown signs bill by Sens. Hancock and Hill to increase oversight of building contractors

September 15, 2016

Action takes place during private ceremony attended by Bay Area family and Irish dignitaries representing Berkeley balcony collapse victims

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Brown signed Senate Bill 465 in a private ceremony this morning attended by the family of the Bay Area student who died and Irish dignitaries representing the five exchange students killed and the seven others seriously injured when a balcony of a Berkeley apartment building collapsed.

Sen. Loni Hancock’s measures on statewide protections from coal pollution and improved public safety approved by lawmakers

September 01, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                              

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Gov. Brown signs ban on state funding for coal-related projects

August 26, 2016

Anti-coal measure sponsored by Sen. Loni Hancock

SACRAMENTO – Less than 48 hours after the California Senate passed Senate Bill 1279, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law Sen. Loni Hancock’s bill to halt future state funding for any new project that would allow coal to be shipped or exported through California.

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.

 

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