Press Releases

July 20, 2018
(BIG SUR, CA) – Today, CalTrans hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the reopening of Highway 1 at Mud Creek after being closed for more than a year.  It features a new 1/4-mile roadway that will realign the fractured highway and restores southern access to Big Sur. 
 
July 09, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Legislation to allow commercial arbitration proceedings in California, Senate Bill (SB) 766 authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), has moved to the Governor’s desk.
 
“The selection of a venue in international commercial arbitrations is highly competitive and frequently depends on how hospitable the proposed venue is viewed by international parties and their lawyers,” Senator Monning said.  “California is at a disadvantage because there is no explicit authorization for this legal process and SB 766 will address this impediment.”
June 06, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Pacific Wildlife Care was honored as the 17th Senate District Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel).  Pacific Wildlife Care is the only licensed rehabilitation center in San Luis Obispo County that cares for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles.

 

May 30, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Yesterday the California State Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 1090 off of the Senate Floor.  The bill is a bipartisan effort authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) to aid in the mitigation of the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure.
 
April 19, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – This week, bipartisan legislation, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), to mitigate the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure, earned key committee approval.   Senate Bill (SB) 1090 passed out of both the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality.  
 
January 11, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement regarding the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision on the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Agreement that was issued earlier today:

January 10, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on Senate Bill (SB) 623, regarding safe and affordable drinking water, being included in Governor Brown’s Budget Summary: 

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:

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