Press Releases

California state Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, issued the following statement today, praising the three-party budget deal reached with Governor Newsom and the state Assembly:




The state Senate today 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.




The California Senate today approved SB 377, gun safety legislation by Sen. Nancy Skinner that would prohibit law enforcement officers from buying illegal firearms for their personal use or reselling them.




The California Senate has greenlighted SB 233, which will help ensure that electric vehicle owners have the capability to use their EV’s battery to power their homes and reduce their energy bills. The legislation is also designed to help relieve strain on the state’s electrical grid.




On Monday, May 22, the California State Senate unanimously passed a bill that would contain child support costs for struggling parents. The Family Support Act, authored by Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), passed the Senate floor by a vote of 37-0.




On Monday, Senate Bill 607, authored by State Senator Nancy Skinner (Berkeley) passed the Senate floor by a vote of 29-9-2.




SACRAMENTO – With California’s economy remaining sound despite recent economic challenges, Senate Democrats today unveiled the “Protect Our Progress” budget plan, which centers on responsible investments and actions.

The plan includes:




State Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, announced new legislation today that would provide legal protections for California health care providers that provide or dispense medication or other services for abortion, contraception or gender-affirming care, regardless of their patient’s geographic location.