Press Releases

December 06, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Bill (SB) 941, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) in 2014 will go into law on January 1, 2018.  The bill requires boaters to pass a boating education examination and obtain a vessel operator card in order to operate a motorized boat in California.  The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DWB) is now accepting Boater Card applications.

December 01, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2018-19 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 2018.  Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

November 20, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), who both represent San Luis Obispo County, sent the following letter to the California Public Utilities Commission President and Board Members on the Proposed Decision about the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Agreement that was issued on November 8, 2017:

October 03, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on Senate Bill (SB) 295, regarding farm worker sexual harassment prevention training, which was signed by Governor Brown:

“I am pleased that Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 295 to require stronger enforcement of sexual harassment prevention training requirements for farmworkers.  As of January 2018, the California State Labor Commissioner will be able to ensure that violations identified in inspections and investigations of farm labor contractors are pursed vigorously.  

August 23, 2017
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), state legislative leaders, community leaders, and environmental justice and agricultural groups announced Senate Bill (SB) 623, which would establish the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund to provide short- and long-term drinking water solutions to Californians who lack access to safe and affordable drinking water.
 
July 18, 2017
(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement on last night’s passage of the cap-and-trade package at the State Capitol:   
 
July 10, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, the Assembly Committee on Transportation passed Senate Bill (SB) 158 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  The bill will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements.  

June 28, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Monterey County Chapter of “Guitars Not Guns” was honored today as the 17th Senate District Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  Guitars Not Guns is an all-volunteer nonprofit that provides guitars free of charge to children and teens, along with lessons, to encourage creativity, personal growth and help direct students away from harmful influences, such as drugs, alcohol, and gang activities.

June 27, 2017
(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The state budget signed today by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. included $1.5 million for the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery (CCCVC).  This funding is necessary for Phase II development and expansion of the Cemetery and was secured by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay).
 
June 05, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will recognize the Big Sur restaurant Nepenthe as his 2017 Small Business of the Year.  The restaurant’s owner, Kirk Gafill, will be honored at the California Small Business Day Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento, California.

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