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Latest News

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Protect Residents and Families from Delayed Repayments

July 25, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 939 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which gives Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates protections against significant delays in the repayment of residents’ entrance fees when contracts condition the repayment on the resale of CCRC units.  Entrance fees for CCRCs can range from $100,000 to $1 million, and many residents sell their homes and assets to cover the fee.

Bill to Protect Seniors and their Families from Delayed Payments Goes to the Governor

June 30, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Today, the California Legislature sent Senate Bill (SB) 939, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), to the Governor.  The bill will help protect Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates against significant delays in lump-sum entrance fee repayments. 

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: