Press Releases

December 7, 2020

State Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, announced today that they will introduce legislation to bolster their groundbreaking 2019 law, SB 206, the Fair Pay to Play Act. The new bill is aimed at ensuring that college athletes’ rights are fully protected, and it would move up the implementation date of SB 206 to coincide with the NCAA’s recently proposed rule changes or no later than Jan. 1, 2022. The new legislation, to be introduced today, also includes safeguards to protect California college athletes’ newly granted ownership rights to their name, image, and likeness.

November 30, 2020

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced plans today to reintroduce her bill aimed at expanding and strengthening public access to police records.

November 14, 2020

California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, released the following statement on the NCAA’s proposed rule change to allow college athletes the right to earn compensation for their name, image, and likeness 

September 30, 2020

Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today praised Gov. Newsom’s decision to sign SB 823, a major criminal justice reform measure that will lead to the closure of California’s three remaining youth prisons.

September 28, 2020

Gov. Newsom today signed SB 1079, Homes for Homeowners, Not Corporations by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley. SB 1079 is designed to prevent the scenario California experienced during the Great Recession when large corporations bulk-purchased foreclosed homes, causing owner-occupied home ownership to drop to the lowest level in decades.

September 1, 2020

The California Legislature on Monday approved SB 1064, a bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that would eliminate the use of uncorroborated allegations from in-custody informants and prevent such allegations from being the basis for denying parole to an incarcerated individual.

August 31, 2020

Senate Bill 1079, which modifies the process for how foreclosed homes are sold at auction so that big corporations don’t have an advantage, has won approval from the California Legislature. 

August 30, 2020

The California Legislature has approved Sen. Skinner’s SB 972, the Corporate Disclosure Act, which, if signed into law, will for the first time require large corporations to disclose how much they pay California in state taxes and what state tax credits they receive.

August 12, 2020

SB 776, a bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that would expand and strengthen public access to police records, has garnered support from a large coalition of 500 music artists and entertainers.

June 29, 2020

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced today that she has introduced two new bills: SB 776 which will expand and strengthen her landmark police transparency law (SB 1421) passed in 2018, and SB 773 which will begin the process of reforming California’s 911 system so that calls concerning mental health, homelessness, drug overdoses, and other issues not requiring police intervention can go to an appropriate social services agency rather than law enforcement.