Press Releases

Senator Monning Introduces Commercial Driving Safety Bill

February 24, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation to improve road safety by strengthening training requirements for commercial drivers.

“Commercial drivers who lack adequate training put everyone on the road at risk,” Senator Monning said. “Requiring more rigorous training for drivers of big rigs and other large commercial vehicles is a common sense safety measure.  This bill will help prevent accidents and…most importantly…save lives.”

Senator Monning Renews Push for Warning Labels on Sugary Drinks

February 11, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In the wake of a growing movement to rein in sugary drink consumption and unprecedented evidence tying these beverages to California’s skyrocketing diabetes and obesity rates, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary drinks.

Senator Monning Invites you to View his Press Conference

January 20, 2015

Senator Bill Monning invites you to join him as he introduces legislation to address the issue of medical aid-in-dying for terminally ill adults in California. The press conference will be live-streamed on his senate webpage at http://sd17.senate.ca.gov/ .

DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
TIME: 1:30pm

Please note, admission to the event will be limited to credentialed media or invited guests because of the expected media response. Livestream is available for public viewing.

BECOME A SENATE, ASSEMBLY, EXECUTIVE, OR JUDICIAL FELLOW- A GREAT WAY TO BECOME INVOLVED IN PUBLIC SERVICE

January 05, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2015-16 California Senate, Assembly, Executive and Judicial Fellowship programs are available.  

The programs provide college graduates an opportunity to become full-time staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 10 - 11 months beginning in October 2015.  Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

SENATOR MONNING APPOINTED AS MAJORITY LEADER

December 17, 2014

(MONTEREY, CA) – Earlier today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon announced that he had appointed Senator Bill Monning (D – Carmel) to serve as Majority Leader.

The Majority Leader serves as the main Floor manager for the President pro Tempore and the Majority Party, as well as serves as the chief assistant to the President pro Tempore in political matters and strategy.

Legislation to Help Sea Otters Introduced

December 01, 2014
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), along with Assemblymembers Alejo and Stone, introduced Senate Bill (SB) 17, to extend the sunset date for the California Sea Otter Fund five years, until 2021. 
“Given that the sea otter population remains in trouble, it is important to extend the tax check-off option on the state income tax form in order for Californians to be able to voluntarily assist in helping to protect this keystone species,” said Senator Monning.

Plans approved to build veterans cemetery: California secures $6.8M federal grant to begin construction at Fort Ord

September 29, 2014

MARINA, Calif. – U.S. Representative Sam Farr, D-Carmel, and California State Senator Bill Monning, held a press conference today to announce that the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs approved the state’s design to build the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at the former Fort Ord and has awarded $6.8 million in federal funds to build the cemetery. With today’s announcement, the state can now begin construction of the first phase of the cemetery, a 17 acre columbaria that will include 5,000 niches.

Governor Signs Farmworker Sexual Harassment Prevention Legislation

September 29, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to address numerous reports of sexual harassment, including rape, against female farmworkers was signed into law by the Governor.

“Female farmworkers are among the most vulnerable and invisible of the state’s farmworker population,” said Senator Monning.  “Senate Bill (SB) 1087 will require sexual harassment prevention training for farm labor contractors, supervisors and employees, and is the first-step to help protect these workers from unwanted sexual advances and sexual violence.” 

Governor Signs Water Rate Relief Legislation

September 22, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), and coauthored by Senator Anthony Cannella and Assemblymembers Luis Alejo and Mark Stone, to allow the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to issue water rate relief bonds was signed into law by the Governor. 

Governor Signs Boating Education Legislation

September 19, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) to require boating education before operating a motorized vessel in California was signed into law by the Governor. 

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