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February 28, 2019

As state Sen. Nancy Skinner put it when she introduced SB 1421 in April 2018, California’s existing confidentiality rules about police conduct are among the most secretive in the country. Sponsored by the California News Publishers Association, the ACLU of California, Black Lives Matter and Youth Justice Coalition, among others, Skinner crafted the bill to make records related to officer use of force, on-the-job sexual assault or instances of dishonesty in the course of doing the job available to hiring agencies or members of the public.

February 27, 2019

Hoping for a friendlier response from Gov. Gavin Newsom than she got from Jerry Brown, state Sen. Nancy Skinner is again proposing legislation that would ban out-of-school suspensions in all grades for student behavior deemed “defiant and disruptive” by school authorities.

If Skinner’s bill, SB 419, passes the Legislature, it will mark the third time this decade that a ban on these suspensions — which data show are disproportionately meted out to students of color, LGBT students and those with disabilities — has reached the governor’s desk. ... 

February 20, 2019

Citing the increasing cost of housing across California, a Bay Area lawmaker wants to sweep away a host of local restrictions on development in an effort to spur new homebuilding.

Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced new legislation that would block high-cost regions from imposing new prohibitions on housing construction or decreasing the number of homes allowed on certain pieces of land. It would also prohibit local governments in those areas from enforcing requirements that developers install parking spots alongside buildings among a number of other proposals.

February 4, 2019

Nancy Skinner, a Berkeley resident and member of the California State Senate, has taken on the police union and fought for prison sentencing reform. She fought to require companies like Amazon to pay sales taxes in California, something internet retailers previously avoided. 

Now, she has set her sights on the NCAA.

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