Press Releases

August 30, 2021

The California state Senate today gave bipartisan approval to Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 290, which will update the state’s density bonus law to support more affordable housing, particularly for low-income college students. The Senate voted 32-4 in favor of SB 290 after the state Assembly approved it last week on a 66-1 vote. SB 290 now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom for consideration.

August 26, 2021

The California state Senate today unanimously approved SB 26, a bill by Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, that will move up the effective date of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act to Sept. 1, 2021. SB 26, which is co-authored by California Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, will also expand and strengthen the rights of college athletes to earn money from their name, image, and likeness (NIL).

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.