Press Releases

February 6, 2018


This week, Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced legislation to accelerate the uptake of EVs and other zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) deployed by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. Dubbed “E-CAr” (Electrify California Rideshare), Skinner’s legislation would set zero-emission targets for rides arranged through Transportation Network Companies (TNCs). To give a boost to TNC drivers who want to use California’s ZEV incentives, the bill would direct funds specifically for rebates for TNC drivers.

January 25, 2018

The Office of State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) issued the following statement today regarding federal threats to potentially subpoena and/or cut funding for 23 jurisdictions, including several Bay Area cities and the State of California:

January 22, 2018

Oakland, California – In the wake of reports last week that federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would potentially target Northern California and the Bay Area for deportation sweeps, State Senator Nancy Skinner met Monday morning with city administrators and representatives of law enforcement in her District for briefings on new state laws that bar local agencies and employers from voluntarily assisting ICE enforcement.

January 18, 2018

Oakland, California – State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has announced today her office, in response to reports of increased immigration sweeps in the Bay Area, is proactively engaging law enforcement, local agencies and employers to underscore their responsibilities under new state law.

October 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 312, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), that provides a pathway for individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to petition a court to have the record related to their youthful offense sealed.

“Every aspect of life is an obstacle if you have a record” stated Senator Skinner. “SB 312 establishes a fair system for past youthful offenders to clear their criminal records.”

October 10, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 498, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

SB 498 is targeted at increasing the number of EVs and other zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in public and private vehicle fleets. The bill builds on Governor Brown’s 2012 Executive Order that set a target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California’s roads by 2020.

October 4, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 242 authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) to strengthen consumer protections for California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program.

October 1, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol - This weekend, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 338, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

September 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Friday, September 29 – Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills aimed at easing the state’s housing crisis at an affordable housing development site in San Francisco, California. Two of the signed bills, Senate Bill 166: No Net Loss and Senate Bill SB 167: Housing Accountability Act (HAA), were authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

September 16, 2017

Sacramento, State Capitol – On Friday, Assembly Bill 1284, co-authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills), passed out of the California State Legislature with bipartisan support.  AB 1284 strengthens California’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program by giving the state’s Department of Business Oversight responsibility for enforcing consumer protections.