Press Releases

June 23, 2020

Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced today that the Senate Committee on Public Safety will hold an oversight hearing on the Covid-19 outbreak in California prisons on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing will focus on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) current and future plans for handling of the outbreak, which has now spread to at least 19 state correctional facilities.

May 28, 2020

The Corporate Disclosure Act, SB 972, by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, won approval today from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a 4-2 vote. SB 972 would, for the first time, allow public access to specific tax information on the largest corporations doing business in California.

May 26, 2020

Senate Bill 1085, aimed at increasing the effectiveness of California’s density bonus law so that more builders incorporate affordable housing units in their market-rate projects, won bipartisan approval today from the Senate Housing Committee on a 9-0 vote.

May 22, 2020

Senate Bill 1079, which would limit the ability of corporations to buy foreclosed homes, won approval today from the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 7-1 vote. The bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would also give tenants and local governments the first opportunity to buy a house in foreclosure before it’s put up for auction. And it would incentivize corporations that own blighted, vacant properties to fix them up and either rent or sell them.

May 20, 2020

The Senate Public Safety Committee today, on a bipartisan, 6-1 vote, approved SB 1064, a bill by Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that would eliminate the use of uncorroborated allegations from a confidential informant as evidence in a parole hearing.

April 29, 2020

Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, co-authors of SB 206, the Fair Pay to Play Act, made the following statements today regarding the NCAA’s decision to move forward on allowing college athletes to earn money from their name, image, and likeness: