Press Releases

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. 

Boating Education Legislation Going to Governor’s Desk

August 21, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – A measure to require boaters to pass a boating education examination and obtain a vessel operator card in order to operate a motorized boat in California is on its way to Governor Brown’s desk.  Senate Bill (SB) 941, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed off of the Senate Floor earlier today. 

Legislation To Benefit Monterey Peninsula Water Ratepayers Goes to the Governor

August 20, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – A measure to authorize the California Public Utilities Commission to allow the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to issue water rate relief bonds to the public for the purpose of financing a portion of the California American Water Company (Cal-Am) Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project is on its way to Governor Brown’s desk.  Senate Bill (SB) 936, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed off of the Senate Floor earlier today. 

Bill to Require Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Ag Workers Goes to Governor

August 19, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – A measure authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to address the numerous reports of sexual harassment, including rape, against female farmworkers has passed off of the Senate Floor and is on its way to Governor Brown’s desk.

Governor Signs Bill to Resolve ACA Confusion

August 15, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to better align health coverage waiting period requirements to federal law was signed into law by the Governor.

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