Press Releases

June 28, 2021

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, issued the following statement regarding the decision today by the NCAA Division I Council to recommend granting college athletes the right to make money from the use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL):

June 28, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, issued the following statement on the budget agreement between the Legislature and Gov. Newsom, which was approved today by the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, for which she is chair:

June 21, 2021

California state Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, announced today that they’re amending their legislation, SB 26, to move up the implementation date of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act to Sept. 1, 2021. The announcement came as SB 26 was being approved unanimously by the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media. In addition, Skinner and Bradford recently amended SB 26 to include California community colleges under the Fair Pay to Play Act.

June 21, 2021

California state Sens. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, applauded today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision against the NCAA in the case, ‘National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston.” The court ruled that the NCAA must abide by anti-monopoly laws and does not have blanket authority to deny the rights of college athletes when it comes to compensation.

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.