March 18, 2021

Expanding access to police records (SB 16). This bipartisan accountability proposal passed the Assembly but stalled in the Senate last year. Building on the landmark police records transparency bill, SB 1421, Berkeley state Sen. Nancy Skinner’s revived proposal would expand the type of records that are eligible for release and impose penalties against agencies that don’t comply.

March 17, 2021

Senator Nancy Skinner is the author of two criminal justice reform bills responding to a new report from the state’s Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code (CRPC): Annual Report and Recommendations, Committee on Revision of the Penal Code, 2020 (CRPC Report). The CRPC Report includes ten recommended areas for revising the Penal Code. SB 81 and SB 82 would implement two of them.

March 17, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, has announced two pieces of legislation designed to help California address its housing shortage and spur the creation of more housing units, particularly for low-income and unsheltered Californians.

March 15, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced today her 2021 Woman of the Year for Senate District 9: Dr. Margot Kushel, a Berkeley resident and professor of medicine at UC San Francisco whose work on homelessness in Oakland and the Bay Area have garnered national acclaim.

March 12, 2021

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced two pieces of legislation today that are designed to help California address its housing shortage and spur the creation of more housing units, particularly for low-income and unsheltered Californians.

March 11, 2021

To improve perinatal outcomes and address racial pregnancy and birthing mortality disparities for parents and infants, state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced today the introduction of Senate Bill 65, also known as the California “Momnibus” Act. 

March 6, 2021

“I feel very confident that the resources provided in this (legislation) in combination with those we anticipate from the federal government will provide us the sufficient funds for our classrooms to open safely,” said state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.

March 2, 2021

“We have two competing truths: Learning with teachers and friends in a classroom is better for most kids, yet in the midst of a pandemic, reopening schools increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19. So, details matter. It was important to do our best to land on a school reopening plan that truly prioritizes the safety of families, teachers, staff, and the community. Thankfully, AB 86 strikes that balance.”

February 25, 2021

"We’ve got direct financial relief to Californians and families who were most impacted economically," said State Senator Nancy Skinner, who represents California's 9th District in the East Bay. Skinner chairs the Senate Budget Committee and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and played a leading role in drafting the relief legislation.

February 24, 2021

"Relief is on the way to California families and businesses hit hardest economically by the pandemic," Sen. Skinner, D-Berkeley, said in a statement. "The actions we took will be especially helpful to families and small businesses that were excluded from federal stimulus payments."