Press Releases

State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today announced the introduction of her 2024 Housing Package, which includes legislation designed to spur the creation of more housing, reduce housing costs, and expand homeownership.




California state Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today issued the following statement on Senate Committee assignments announced by Senate President pro Tempore Mike McGuire, D-North Coast:




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, today introduced SB 976, landmark legislation that would protect children from the dangers associated with social media addiction. If enacted, SB 976 would be the first such law in the nation.




Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statements on the 2024-25 state budget proposal released by Governor Gavin Newsom today:




State Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, announced new legislation today that would bolster California’s “Red Flag” law and other state statutes that prevent gun violence.




Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 348, Healthy Meals for Kids, making California the first state in the nation to codify President Joe Biden’s new federal guidelines on school nutrition standards aimed at reducing sugar and salt in school meals.




Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Sen. Skinner’s SB 274, which is designed to keep kids in school by prohibiting the suspension of TK through 12 students for low-level behavior issues known as “willful defiance.”




Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Sen. Skinner’s legislation, SB 54, which brings transparency to venture capital investments in California and is designed to help more women- and minority-owned startups access vital VC funding. SB 54 is the first such transparency measure in the nation.