Press Releases

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.