Press Releases

April 18, 2018

Following powerful testimony by two expert witnesses, SB 1200 by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) passed out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and will now go to the Appropriations Committee.

April 17, 2018

Following over an hour of emotional testimony, Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) Protecting Communities and Law Enforcement bill, SB 1421, passed out of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and will now go to the Appropriations Committee.

April 2, 2018

This week, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced language for SB 1421 which will make law enforcement records related to officer use of force, or on the job sexual assault or dishonesty available to hiring agencies and the public.

March 26, 2018

Reflecting a recently released study in the American Journal of Public Health on the history of forced sterilizations in California and the disproportionate impact on women and Latinas, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced legislation that would fund a state program to compensate survivors who were involuntarily sterilized during their institutionalization at a state mental hospital.

March 22, 2018

Continuing her leadership in gun violence prevention, State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced SB 1200 to enhance California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a law Skinner authored during her time in the Assembly.

March 21, 2018

State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the production of needed housing for California’s college and university students. Skinner’s bill, SB 1227, would change state housing law to encourage the construction of student housing that includes affordable student units.

March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced legislation that would require that women make up at least one half of the membership of all state appointed boards and commissions.

March 1, 2018

With the recent confirmation that ICE has increased enforcement across the Bay Area, State Senator Nancy Skinner has intensified her office’s effort to proactively alert employers and business groups to the new state rules that define what an employer can and can not do if immigration officials appear at their worksite.

February 21, 2018

Senate Bill 912, a proposal to allocate $2 billion to house and help the homeless and families with low and moderate incomes, was unveiled today by joint authors, Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, and Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

February 6, 2018


The Office of State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) issued the following statement today regarding the Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s approval of the Alameda County Child Care and Early Education Ordinance and draft program plan: