SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 389, legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) to address a century-old loophole in California’s water rights system. The new law, which takes effect January 1, authorizes the State Water Resources Control Board to verify the validity and scope of claims to senior water rights in the state.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) today recognized Venice Arts as Nonprofit of the Year for California’s 24th Senate District. The organization provides resources and arts education opportunities to students of all backgrounds, predominantly in support of lower-income students of color.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) and joint authors today highlighted the California Senate’s approval of SB 867, a state general obligation bond to address California’s need to protect communities and natural resources from the impacts of climate change. If approved by both houses and signed by the Governor, California voters would see the $15.5 billion bond measure on a 2024 statewide ballot.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Allen today issued the following statement regarding a measure intended to ensure that we not incentivize greater emissions through the growth of industrial dairy operations.
SACRAMENTO – In a floor ceremony in the California Senate today, Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) recognized Eva Nathanson as the Senate District 24 honoree for Yom HaShoah. Also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah memorializes the six million Jews murdered during World War II while uplifting stories of those who helped Jewish refugees hide and escape.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Allen today issued the following statement regarding SB 709, a new measure intended to rectify unintended consequences of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program. The bill closes a loophole that incentivizes industrial dairy operations to increase herd sizes and emit ever-greater amounts of methane by providing them with lucrative pollution credits to capture the potent greenhouse gas.
SACRAMENTO – In a floor ceremony in the California State Senate today, Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) recognized Maryam Zar as the Senate District 24 Woman of the Year. The Iranian-born Zar is a strong advocate for human rights as well as empowerment both at home and around the world. She has been proactive in speaking in support of the women’s movement taking place in Iran.
SACRAMENTO – Following his introduction of Senate Bill 867, a state general obligation bond to address California’s desperate need for expanded climate resiliency and natural resources protection, Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) issued the following statement.