Press Releases

September 30, 2018

On Friday, Governor Brown signed SB 1085 into law, State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) bill that requires public employers to allow a reasonable leave of absence to employees that serve as officers or stewards of their union.

September 29, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) Senate Bill 1227 to boost the production of much needed student housing. Dubbed “Housing Our Students,” SB 1227 fixes state housing law to enable builders of units dedicated solely to house students to benefit from California’s density bonus law and local inclusionary housing policies.

September 29, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) bill to give consumers better information about the services provided by dental insurance policies. The legislation, SB 1008, ensures that dental insurance companies meet disclosure requirements similar to those in place for health insurers.

September 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1200, “Strengthening California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order.” SB 1200 enhances California’s existing Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a law Skinner authored when she was in the Assembly.

September 22, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1164, the “Craft Distiller Op-pour-tunity” Act. SB 1164 loosens restrictions so that California’s small batch craft distillers have more leeway to produce and sell their creations—a change sure to lift the spirits of artisanal producers.

September 22, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 782, making it easier to get data on the energy use in buildings so energy service providers and researchers can advance energy efficiency, demand management and other improvements.

September 19, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today Governor Brown signed State Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1369, laying the groundwork for California to produce and utilize green electrolytic hydrogen to store excess renewably-generated electricity so that it can be deployed when needed.

September 18, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1138, “Ensuring a Plant Based Meal Option,” requiring hospitals, healthcare facilities and prisons to offer plant-based meals to people in these institutions.

“Whether to protect animals, our climate or our health, those of us who choose to eat a vegan diet can celebrate today with Governor Brown’s signing of SB 1138,” said Senator Skinner. “SB 1138 ensures that people in hospitals, healthcare facilities or prison have access to plant-based meals.”

September 13, 2018

San Francisco, CA — Floating on San Francisco Bay and flanked by officials and world leaders attending the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, Governor Brown signed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) E CAr legislation, SB 1014, into law. 

August 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA — Today, the California Legislature passed Senator Nancy Skinner’s (D-Berkeley) SB 1200, “Strengthening California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order.” SB 1200 would enhance California’s existing Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO), a law Skinner authored when she was in the Assembly. SB 1200 is now on its way to Governor Brown’s desk for his signature.