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Governor Signs Bill to Restore Eelgrass and Mitigate Harmful Effects of Carbon Dioxide

September 29, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which requires the Ocean Protection Council, in coordination with the State Coastal Conservancy, 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.

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Determine Economic Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure

September 26, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill (SB) 968, legislation to evaluate the economic impact of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and co-authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian.  The bill calls for an assessment of the adverse and beneficial economic impacts facing San Luis Obispo County once the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant shuts down, and will offer potential mitigation actions for anticipated adverse impacts.

Governor Signs Bill to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities

September 14, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 945 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which provides pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities and provides consumers with protection against faulty and/or dangerous practices that may threaten their animals at these facilities. 

Statement from Senator Monning on the Governor Signing Bill to Allocate $10 Million for Construction of Interlake Tunnel

September 13, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement on Governor Brown signing Senate Bill (SB) 831, which allocates $10 million from the General Fund for the construction of the Interlake Tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in Monterey County:

Statement from Senator Monning on Legislature Passing $10 Million for Construction of Interlake Tunnel

August 31, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement on the Legislature’s approval of $10 million for the construction of the Interlake Tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in Monterey County:

Bill to Determine Economic Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure Goes to the Governor’s Desk

August 26, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation to help assess the economic impact of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure, Senate Bill (SB) 968, passed out of the California Legislature and now moves to the Governor for his consideration.  The bill, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), calls for an assessment of the adverse and beneficial economic impacts facing San Luis Obispo County once the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant shuts down, and will offer potential mitigation actions for anticipated adverse impacts.