Press Releases

August 21, 2017

CONTACT: Casey Farmer, Communications Director, 510-393-0388

 

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.

May 30, 2017

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

May 30, 2017

On Tuesday, Senate Bill 242 authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) received bipartisan support and passed the Senate floor with a vote of 33 - 3.

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a financing program that began in California to assist homeowners, hospitals, schools, and businesses finance energy and water efficiency, clean energy and seismic upgrades to their buildings.

May 30, 2017

On Tuesday, May 30, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill 201, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that will provide collective bargaining rights to research assistants in the University of California system.

“While UC teaching assistants and other graduate student employees have had labor protections for years, research assistants (RAs) have been left in the cold,” stated Senator Skinner.

May 30, 2017

On Tuesday, Senate Bill 802, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) received bipartisan support and passed the Senate floor with a vote of 26-11.

SB 802 establishes an interagency working group to ensure that as ride sharing and autonomous vehicle use expands, these strategies help rather than hinder California’s air quality, carbon reduction, traffic congestion and sustainable community goals.

May 22, 2017

On Monday, Senate Bill 675, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) passed the Senate Floor with a vote of 37-0.

SB 675 helps ensure appropriate consumer protections are in place for CalFresh recipients, if the federal government approves the use of EBT cards to purchase groceries online. As more and more Californians purchase groceries online and grocery delivery services become more prevalent, the Federal government has started a pilot program to allow EBT recipients to use their EBT cards to shop online.

May 22, 2017

On Monday, May 22, the California State Senate unanimously passed a bill that would contain child support costs for struggling parents. The Family Support Act, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), passed the Senate floor by a vote of 37-0.

“Low-income parents often face the tough choice of paying the child support they owe or meeting their basic needs,” said Senator Skinner. “SB 469 benefits children and parents by keeping payment amounts manageable so support can be paid consistently and reliably.”