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Senator Monning to Continue Legislative Efforts to Strengthen Training Requirements for Commercial Drivers Next Year

August 27, 2015

Assembly committee turns SB 344 into two-year bill

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 344, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to improve road safety by strengthening training requirements for commercial drivers, was held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, making it a two-year bill and ending its chances of going to the Governor’s desk this year.

Bill Monning finesses the system to keep End-of-Life act moving

August 20, 2015

There came a moment in the days leading up to Jennifer Glass’ slow and awful death Aug. 11 that she awoke from what’s called palliative sedation, feeling like she was drowning.

California Lawmakers Reintroduce Aid-in-Dying Legislation in Extraordinary Session

August 18, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) reintroduced End of Life Option Act legislation in the Extraordinary Session.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s original legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 128, this new bill will continue the effort to enact an aid-in-dying in California this year.

California lawmakers revive assisted suicide bill

August 17, 2015

State lawmakers announced today they’ve resurrected legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to qualified, terminally ill Californians who request it.

The bill's backers will try to get it passed during the current special session on health spending. The Senate approved the measure in June but it then stalled in the Assembly Health Committee. During the special session a smaller health committee with different members will consider the bill. 

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Combat Environmental Destruction from Illegal Marijuana Grow-Sites

August 10, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 165, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which expands existing civil fines for environmental damage created during the cultivation of controlled substances in order to address the devastation to the ecosystem caused by illegal marijuana grow-sites.

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Help Sea Otters

August 07, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 17, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which extends the sunset date for the California Sea Otter Fund by five years and will continue to give California taxpayers the option of supporting the Fund.