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BERKELEY & OTHER HISTORIC POST OFFICES MAY BE SAVED-NEW REPORT SAYS USPS MAY HAVE VIOLATED LAW

April 22, 2014

Sacramento – Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) welcomed a new report to Congress that recommends that the United States Postal Service suspend the closing and sale of all historic postal offices.  The report charges that the USPS appears to have already violated the law by closing historic posts and relocating their services elsewhere without following the National Historic Preservation Act.

SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES MAJOR REFORM OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN CA PRISONS

April 08, 2014

Sacramento – A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle today.

HANCOCK INTRODUCES BILL TO PROTECT MAIN SOURCE OF EAST BAY WATER - DESIGNATES MOKELUMNE A STATE WILD & SCENIC RIVER

April 04, 2014

Sacramento -- Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) today introduced legislation, SB 1199, to designate 37 miles of the North Fork and main Mokelumne River a State Wild and Scenic River.

 

MAJOR REFORM OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN CA PRISONS INTRODUCED IN STATE SENATE

March 17, 2014

Sacramento -- Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) today introduced new legislation to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions and procedures in California’s prisons.

 

Hearing To Focus On New Prisoner Isolation Rules

February 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A joint hearing by the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees will be held Tuesday, February 11, continuing the Legislature’s examination of controversial practices in Security Housing Units (SHU’s) in California prisons.

EAST BAY LEGISLATORS URGE BART AGREEMENT TODAY

October 21, 2013

Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, Bill Quirk, Nancy Skinner, and Bob Wieckowski and Senators Ellen Corbett and Loni Hancock released the following statement on the ongoing negotiations between BART and its employees:

 

TOMORROW: Public Safety Committees to Hold Joint Hearing on Prison Conditions

October 08, 2013

 SACRAMENTO – Senator Loni Hancock and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano will convene a joint hearing of the Public Safety Committees of their respective houses on Wednesday, October 9th, to consider the use of solitary confinement in California’s maximum security prisons in the context of the nearly two-month hunger strike in California prisons this summer.

 

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LEGISLATURE URGES CONGRESS TO SUPPORT U.S. POSTAL SERVICE & PRESERVE HISTORIC CALIFORNIA POST OFFICES

September 17, 2013

Sacramento – The California Legislature has passed Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 15, urging Congress to enact the Postal Protection Service Act of 2013.  The Legislature joins 31 California Members of Congress who are co-sponsors of the Act.

 

BILL TO GIVE JUVENILE OFFFENDERS A SECOND CHANCE REACHES ASSEMBLY FLOOR TODAY

September 06, 2013

Sacramento – A major bill on juvenile justice reform will reach the Assembly floor for a final vote today.

 

LEGISLATIVE LEADERS WELCOME END TO HUNGER STRIKE; REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC HEARINGS

September 05, 2013

 Sacramento – Today Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Public Safety Committee, and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, welcomed the end to the California prison inmate hunger strike after 60 days.

 

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