Press Releases

The State Recognizes First California Wildlife Day Tomorrow

March 19, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Tomorrow, the State of California will recognize the first annual California Wildlife Day to celebrate the state’s diverse and unique ecosystem.  This month, the Legislature unanimously passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to establish California Wildlife Day every year on the Spring Equinox, which, in 2017, falls on the 20th of March.

California Wildlife Day Resolution by Senator Monning Passes State Legislature

March 09, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Assembly passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23, by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), to establish California Wildlife Day in the state.

California Senate Passes Resolution to Recognize California Wildlife Day

February 23, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the California Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), to establish California Wildlife Day and recognize the state’s diverse and unique ecosystem.

Resolution Introduced to Recognize California Wildlife Day

February 15, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 23 to establish California Wildlife Day and recognize the state’s diverse and unique ecosystem.

Soda Warning Label Introduced in California Senate to Combat Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics

February 13, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In an effort to combat the numerous public health problems associated with the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 300, which requires health warning labels to be placed on sugary beverages sold in California.

Senator Monning Introduces Bill to Strengthen New Federal Requirements for Truck Drivers

January 19, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 158, a measure that will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements.  

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

January 09, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2017-18 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 2017.  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 Statement on Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Opening

October 11, 2016
(Seaside, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on today’s opening of the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord: 
 
“Today is a historic day for the community.  For nearly 25 years, there has been a vision to provide a final resting place of honor for veterans on the Central coast.  After years of effort by a multitude of stakeholders, the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery is open.

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.

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