Press Releases

June 2, 2021

The California state Senate today voted 31-3 to approve SB 16 by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, which builds on her successful 2018 law that opened public access to a limited set of police records for the first time in over 40 years.

June 1, 2021

The California state Senate today unanimously approved SB 26, to move up the implementation date of SB 206, the Fair Pay to Play Act, to no later than Jan. 1, 2022. SB 26, which won Senate approval on 39-0 vote, is authored by state Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, along with Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita. SB 26 also strengthens and expands the rights college athletes were granted under the 2019 law, SB 206, which was also authored by Sens. Skinner, Bradford and Wilk.

June 1, 2021

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), and Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) issued the following statement regarding the Legislative Version of the 2021-22 State Budget:

May 28, 2021

The California state Senate voted unanimously, 38-0, today to approve Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 354, which would expand opportunities in the foster care system for children to be housed with relatives and non-relative extended family member caregivers, provided that the child is not endangered.

May 28, 2021

The California state Senate today gave the greenlight to Sen. Nancy Skinner’s two climate bills — SB 18 and SB 27 — which are designed to turbocharge the state’s efforts to avert the global climate crisis.

May 26, 2021

The California state Senate voted 27-9 today to approve Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 81, which would establish judicial guidance on the use of sentencing enhancements. SB 81 reflects one of the 10 recommendations made by the California Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code. The committee, of which Sen. Skinner is a member, was appointed by Gov. Newsom and the Legislature to comprehensively examine California’s Penal Code and issue recommendations for reforming it.