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Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley,) who is also chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, introduced SB 898, which would extend the time allowed for all survivors of prison or jail staff sexual abuse to file civil complaints until after they have been released from custody and reduce the sentence for victims of proven sexual abuse by staff by up to one year, among other provisions.

The state Assembly Public Safety Committee approved SB 898, authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), this week.

The Assembly Public Safety Committee approved SB 898, new legislation by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that would address the problem of guards sexually assaulting incarcerated people in California prisons and jails.

“Everything we’ve done would be undermined,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, who has authored legislation to communicate abortion options in the state, shield providers serving patients outside California and allow Arizona providers to practice in California.

SB 274, written by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, bans willful defiance suspensions and expulsions in California high schools through 2029 and extends an existing ban on willful defiance suspensions in California middle schools through the same year.

State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) sponsored SB 976, a bill aimed at protecting kids from social media addiction.

SB 1144, by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, is part of a broader legislative effort to tackle retail theft in the state. Skinner’s bill specifically aims to crack down on organized retail theft operations, which use sites like Craigslist to peddle stolen merchandise.

"We have low unemployment, but many sectors of the economy are looking for workers," Skinner told CNBC. "If your family is in a situation where you can't go to work because you don't have adequate child care, or you can't afford child care, then you cannot fulfill that job that's sitting there, vacant and waiting for you."