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Senator Monning Announces Bill to Determine Economic Impact if Diablo Canyon Plant Shuts Down

February 08, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced the introduction of Senate Bill (SB) 968, which would require the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to submit to the California Public Utilities Commission an assessment of the adverse economic impacts that could affect San Luis Obispo County if the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant were to shut down temporarily or permanently.

Senator Monning Introduces Legislation to Establish Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities

February 04, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced legislation to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities.  Senate Bill (SB) 945 will provide pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities.

Senator Monning Welcomes ‘Exceptional’ Cal Poly Students to State Senate

February 01, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) welcomed more than 20 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) students and Cal Poly President, Jeffery D. Armstrong, to the California State Senate to recognize these highly accomplished scholars.  

Statement from Senator Monning on President Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Control

January 05, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s executive action to reduce gun deaths in the United States:

"I applaud President Obama for his courage and leadership in addressing the issue of gun violence and its impact on public health.  The executive action taken by the President represents steps that will protect Americans and that are consistent with the Second Amendment.

Become a Senate, Assembly, Executive or Judicial Fellow- A Great Way to Become Involved in Public Service

January 04, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2016-17 California Senate, Assembly, Executive and Judicial Fellowship programs are available.  

The programs provide college graduates with an opportunity to become full-time staff members in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2016.  Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

Governor Brown Signs End of Life Option Act

October 05, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which provides mentally-capable, terminally-ill Californians with the option to request a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying medication. This Second Extraordinary Session bill was modeled after Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128 and continued the effort to enact the End of Life Option Act in California this year.