Press Releases

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.  


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.

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Determine Economic Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure

September 26, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill (SB) 968, legislation to evaluate the economic impact of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and co-authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian.  The bill calls for an assessment of the adverse and beneficial economic impacts facing San Luis Obispo County once the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant shuts down, and will offer potential mitigation actions for anticipated adverse impacts.

Governor Signs Bill to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities

September 14, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 945 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which provides pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities and provides consumers with protection against faulty and/or dangerous practices that may threaten their animals at these facilities. 

Statement from Senator Monning on the Governor Signing Bill to Allocate $10 Million for Construction of Interlake Tunnel

September 13, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement on Governor Brown signing Senate Bill (SB) 831, which allocates $10 million from the General Fund for the construction of the Interlake Tunnel between Lake Nacimiento and Lake San Antonio in Monterey County: