SB 185: First of its Kind in the Nation
SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved SB 185 (De León), which requires California’s public pension funds, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), to divest from holdings in thermal coal. The measure passed on a 43-27 vote. SB 185 now heads to the Governor’s desk.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:
Sexual Assault Prevention Legislation
SACRAMENTO, CA – With bi-partisan support, the Assembly today approved SB 695 (De León/Jackson), aimed at preventing sexual assault by providing formal education to high school students about affirmative consent, developing healthy peer and dating relationships, and the perils and harsh consequences of aggressive and violent sexual behavior.
Equal Protection Under the Law for All People
SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every Capitol hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage http://senate.ca.gov. A video archive of hearings going back to 2005 is available via http://senate.ca.gov/media-archive.
Tribal-State Gaming Compact Between the State of California and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
The Senate Governmental Organization Committee (Hall)
SACRAMENTO - Today, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) with 26 other members of the California Congressional Delegation, now a majority, came out in support for SB 32 and SB 350.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said:
Legislation Clears Final Committee Hurdle
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Appropriations Committee approved legislation today by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), including bills to combat climate change and increase access to clean energy, curb wage theft, improve the quality of child care for low-income families, and prevent sexual assaults.
“I look forward to these bills being heard on the Assembly floor where I am confident their value to Californians will be apparent to my colleagues on the green carpet,” De León said.
SACRAMENTO – The parade of California businesses supporting Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León’s climate-change measure, SB 350, continued Wednesday with the endorsement of a statewide network of micro-business development organizations.