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Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed Senator Skinner’s SB 345, a shield law that provides legal protections for health care practitioners located in California who provide or dispense medication or other services for abortion, contraception or gender-affirming care to out-of-state patients.

The Legislature has approved Sen. Skinner’s SB 274, which is designed to keep kids in school by prohibiting the suspension of students for low-level behavior issues known as “willful defiance” in California’s public schools, grades TK through 12.

The state Legislature has approved Senator Skinner’s legislation, SB 54, which would bring transparency to venture capital investments in California and is designed to help more women- and minority-owned startups access vital VC funding. If signed into law, SB 54 would be the first such transparency measure in the nation.

The Legislature has unanimously approved Senator Nancy Skinner’s SB 348, Healthy Meals for Kids, which if signed into law, will make California the first state to codify President Joe Biden’s new federal guidelines on school nutrition standards aimed at reducing sugar and salt in school meals.

The California Legislature has approved Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 345, which would provide legal protections for California health care practitioners that provide or dispense medication or other services for abortion, contraception or gender-affirming care, regardless of their patient’s geographic location.

California’s groundbreaking child care investment in the 2023-24 state budget, which offers free child care or preschool to many families and increases child care workers’ pay, was featured today at a special event at the White House. Convened by the Biden-Harris Administration, the event included lawmakers from around the nation.

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statement regarding the budget bill voted on by the Senate today:

The Assembly Judiciary Committee today approved Sen. Nancy Skinner’s SB 680, which would hold social media platforms accountable for using algorithms that result in harm to children.