December 3, 2018

Today, State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) reintroduced SB 42, the “Getting Home Safe Act,” to curtail dangerous, dead-of-night releases from county jails. Skinner proposed the bill in response to the tragic death of one of her constituents, Jessica St. Louis, who was released from Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail at 1:25 in the morning on July 28th, 2018.

December 3, 2018

Today, State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), with co-authors Senator Scott Wiener, and Assemblymembers Rob Bonta and Buffy Wicks, unveiled SB 18 “Keep Californians Housed,” which seeks to stop homelessness before it starts by expanding state funding to provide rental assistance as well as legal aid to assist residents stay in their homes.

September 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed SB 1437, Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) historic fix to California’s felony murder rule. SB 1437 narrows the definition of felony murder so that individuals are charged appropriately for the crime they actually commit.

September 30, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed SB 1421, Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) legislation that will, for the first time in 40 years, lift the block California has had in place denying public access to any and all police records. SB 1421 opens access to a limited set of investigatory records related to law enforcement use of serious force, on-the-job sexual assault, and dishonesty.

September 30, 2018

On Friday, Governor Brown signed SB 1085 into law, State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) bill that requires public employers to allow a reasonable leave of absence to employees that serve as officers or stewards of their union.

September 29, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) Senate Bill 1227 to boost the production of much needed student housing. Dubbed “Housing Our Students,” SB 1227 fixes state housing law to enable builders of units dedicated solely to house students to benefit from California’s density bonus law and local inclusionary housing policies.

September 29, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) bill to give consumers better information about the services provided by dental insurance policies. The legislation, SB 1008, ensures that dental insurance companies meet disclosure requirements similar to those in place for health insurers.

September 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1200, “Strengthening California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order.” SB 1200 enhances California’s existing Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a law Skinner authored when she was in the Assembly.

September 22, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1164, the “Craft Distiller Op-pour-tunity” Act. SB 1164 loosens restrictions so that California’s small batch craft distillers have more leeway to produce and sell their creations—a change sure to lift the spirits of artisanal producers.

September 22, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 782, making it easier to get data on the energy use in buildings so energy service providers and researchers can advance energy efficiency, demand management and other improvements.