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April 10, 2014

Sen. Bill Monning's efforts to slap a warning label on soft drinks and other sugary beverages cleared its first legislative test Wednesday.

Borrowing a tactic used on alcohol and cigarettes, the Carmel Democrat wants Californians to see a safety warning when they pick up a soda pop telling them sweetened beverages can lead to a variety of diseases.

"The status quo is unacceptable," Monning said. "There is a public health epidemic in this state."

April 09, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Safety warning labels on sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California came a step closer to reality today when the Senate Committee on Health approved Senate Bill (SB) 1000 on a 5-2 vote.  The first-in-nation legislation was introduced by State Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to ensure that all Californians are aware of the link between sugary drink consumption and the exploding rates of diabetes and obesity.

March 25, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), Chair of the Senate Committee on Insurance, announced that he will hold an informational hearing on Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 of the State Capitol to examine the impact a major earthquake would have on California’s businesses and its economy.  

“The recent earthquake in Los Angeles should serve as a reminder that we live in earthquake country and that the lives and property of millions of Californians are at risk,” stated Senator Monning.    

March 18, 2014

 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced the introduction of consumer rights legislation that will provide vehicle owners control over the personal information generated by on-board computer technology systems found in connected cars.  The Consumer Car Information and Choice Act will require car buyers to be notified that their vehicle information is collected by automakers, and establish that consumers have the right to access this information and control with whom it is shared.

March 10, 2014

 (SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) joined with Attorney General Kamala D. Harris to introduce legislation that will require the Attorney General’s Office to investigate and annually report on chronic truancy and absenteeism in California’s elementary schools.

February 26, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement regarding the King City Police Department corruption scandal: