Press Releases

September 12, 2017


SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, the California Legislature passed SB 312, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner, to provide a pathway for individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to petition a court to have the record related to their youthful offense sealed.

“Every aspect of life has an obstacle before you if you have a record that you cannot seal,” stated Senator Skinner. “SB 312 establishes a fair system for past youthful offenders to demonstrate that they deserve a second chance. It’s a bill we can all be proud of.”

September 11, 2017


Sacramento, State Capitol – Senate Bill 242 authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) to strengthen consumer protections for California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program passed the State Senate today and is now on its way to the Governor’s desk.


“California is the national leader in PACE financing,” stated Senator Skinner, “SB 242 adds consumer safeguards so homeowners can continue to enjoy a convenient tool to finance energy, water and earthquake safety upgrades to their homes and properties.”


September 7, 2017


SACRAMENTO, California – Two bills authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) to help protect low-income families, Senate Bill 360 and Senate Bill 469, have passed the California State Legislature and are on their way to the Governor’s Desk for approval.


“Understanding and alleviating the impact of poverty isn’t a simple, one-bill fix,” said Senator Skinner. “Together, SB 360 and SB 469 tackle problems in two different state programs to help end and not intensify poverty for low-income families.”      


September 5, 2017


Sacramento, State Capitol - Today, the California State Assembly passed Senate Bill 338, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

Senator Skinner Pushes Funding for Clean School Buses and Trucks
August 29, 2017


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Driving Toward a Diesel Free California - Senator Skinner Pushes Funding for Clean School Buses and Trucks

SB 606 sets the standards and process to make water efficiency a way of life as California braces for climate change, strained water supplies
August 22, 2017


SACRAMENTO – Sens. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, unveiled legislation today that establishes permanent water efficiency standards and puts California on the path to maximizing its water supplies and minimizing waste in the same way it has for decades with gas and electricity.

August 21, 2017

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Skinner Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Hate Crime Statute and to Treat Crimes by White Nationalist Groups as Terrorism 

June 1, 2017

Today, the California State Senate and State Assembly passed all seven of the Legislative Women’s Caucus priority bills.

June 1, 2017

Today the California State Senate passed a package of bills aimed at alleviating the state’s housing crisis. Among these bills Senate Bill 166 and 167 authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

“The Senate has shown great leadership passing a substantive housing package,” stated Senator Skinner. “A significant part of California’s housing crisis is lack of supply. SB 166 and SB 167 help minimize obstacles to building new housing.”

May 31, 2017

Today, Senate Bill 356, The Energy Data Act, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), passed the Senate floor.

SB 356 is a commanding step forward to bringing California’s energy sector into today’s information economy. SB 356 directs the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to release energy data on a single website, in an easily accessible format.