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Senators also passed Senate Bill 233 — written by state Senator Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat — that will enable Arizona doctors to provide abortion services to patients from Arizona in California.




Senate Bill 976 — written by state Senator Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat — would prohibit a social media company from providing addictive feeds to children.




The Senate passed Sen. Nancy Skinner’s bill to prohibit social media companies from designing their platforms to be addictive to minors.




Senate Bill 976 by Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, seeks to prevent social media platforms from targeting children with unsolicited notifications.




"I think the oil companies, personally, the four major refinery companies here, are manipulating prices," said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.




State Senator Nancy Skinner — committee member and Berkeley Democrat, as well as the author of the bill that led to Tuesday’s hearing — said a lack of competition has put the state in its current position. She questioned if allowing more gasoline blends could help.




Senate Bill 233 — written by state Senator Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley Democrat — was hailed by members of the state’s Legislative Women’s Caucus late last month.




“We are putting the boxing gloves on to protect women’s rights,” said Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) at a morning news conference. “The state of California has the authority to stand strong for Arizona and their doctors.”