2018 Legislative Session - Significant Achievements
My colleagues and I wrapped up our 2018 legislative session on August 31st. This was a session Californians can be proud of. Groundbreaking bills passed this year include SB 822, restoring Net Neutrality; SB 100, setting a 100% renewable energy goal for California; SB 10, putting an end to money bail; and SB 1421, my bill that breaks open a 40-year lock on public access to police records.
Below is a roundup of the bills I authored that now await Governor Brown's signature to become law. You can communicate your support or opposition by going to Governor Brown's website and clicking the "Contact" tab on the top right corner. On the online form there is a drop-down menu; click "Choose Your Subject," and a list of all the bills appears. There, you can select the bill you'd like to weigh in on.
SB 782 - Energy Data
SB 926 - Low Income Worker Protections
SB 1008 - Dental Consumer Protections
SB 1014 - Electrify CA Ride-hailing (E-CAR)
SB 1085 - Union Rep Loss Time
SB 1421 - Police Transparency
SB 1138 - Plant Based Meals
SB 1164 - Craft Distillers Act
SB 1200 - Strengthening CA's GVRO
SB 1227 - Housing Our Students
SB 1369 - CA Green Hydrogen Initiative
SB 1437 - BESTT Practices Act
I am proud of the work my staff and I undertook this year and the very significant legislation we were able to get across the finish line. It is an honor to represent you in the California State Senate.