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Latest News

Bill to Restore Eelgrass and Mitigate Harmful Effects of Carbon Dioxide Passes Assembly Committee

June 28, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed out of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources late yesterday afternoon.  The bill requires the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), in coordination with the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), to establish a program to restore eelgrass in order to mitigate the impacts of global warming on the ocean and on California’s coastal plant and animal species.

Senator Monning Names Community Solutions as Nonprofit of the Year

June 22, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Community Solutions, an organization dedicated to offering an array of services to those in need, was honored today as the Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) during the inaugural California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento to recognize exceptional nonprofits statewide.

Legislation to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities Passes Assembly Committee

June 21, 2016


(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions passed out Senate Bill (SB) 945, to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities.  The bill was introduced by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and provides pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities.

Statement from Senator Monning on the Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

June 21, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who represents San Luis Obispo County, has released the following statement about the announcement that PG&E will close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in August 2025‎:

Measure to Protect Seniors and their Families from Delayed Payments Passes Key Assembly Committee

June 14, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The Assembly Committee on Human Services passed out Senate Bill (SB) 939, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which would help protect Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates against significant delays in lump-sum entrance fee repayments.

Authors’ Statement on End of Life Option Act Enactment

June 09, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The joint authors of California’s End of Life Option Act, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), released the following statement on the enactment of the End of Life Option Act today: 

“Today is a historic day for Californians who are terminally ill and want an additional option to those that previously existed.  The End of Life Option Act is now law and available to terminally ill Californians.