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.

September 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1369, laying the groundwork for California to produce and utilize green electrolytic hydrogen to store excess renewably-generated electricity so that it can be deployed when needed.

September 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1138, “Ensuring a Plant Based Meal Option,” requiring hospitals, healthcare facilities and prisons to offer plant-based meals to people in these institutions.

“Whether to protect animals, our climate or our health, those of us who choose to eat a vegan diet can celebrate today with Governor Brown’s signing of SB 1138,” said Senator Skinner. “SB 1138 ensures that people in hospitals, healthcare facilities or prison have access to plant-based meals.”

September 13, 2018

San Francisco, CA — Floating on San Francisco Bay and flanked by officials and world leaders attending the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) E CAr legislation, SB 1014, into law. 

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today, the California Legislature passed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1200, “Strengthening California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order.” SB 1200 would enhance California’s existing Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a law Skinner authored when she was in the Assembly. SB 1200 is now on its way to Governor Brown’s desk for his signature.

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today the California State Legislature passed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1369 laying the groundwork for California to produce and utilize green electrolytic hydrogen to store excess renewably-generated electricity so that it can be deployed when needed. SB 1369 now goes to Governor Brown’s desk for his signature.

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today, with bipartisan support, the California Legislature passed SB 1421, Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) “Protecting Communities and Law Enforcement” legislation. SB 1421 would open public access to a limited set of records related to investigations of law enforcement use of serious force, on the job sexual assault, or dishonesty. SB 1421 now awaits Governor Brown’s signature.

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today the California Legislature passed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 607, the “Keep Kids in School Act,” which would curtail the harmful practice of suspending students for low-level misbehavior. Skinner’s bill now awaits Governor Brown’s signature.
“Kicking students out of school does nothing to address underlying problems and ultimately makes it more likely they will drop out,” said Senator Skinner. “SB 607 puts the needs of kids first.”

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today the California Legislature passed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) E-CAr legislation, SB 1014. E-CAr, which stands for Electrify California Ride-hailing, is landmark legislation that would accelerate the uptake of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) deployed by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.