Press Releases

April 29, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance passed out Senate Bill (SB) 622 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), a bill that would tax sweetened beverages in order to fund childhood obesity prevention.

April 29, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation that will provide consumers with information about safety-related plans and the number of deaths at ski resorts passed the Senate Health Committee today.

Senate Bill (SB) 564, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), requires ski resorts to prepare an annual safety plan and to create a monthly summary report stating the number of deaths occurring over that time period at the resort.  The safety plan and the summary report must be available to the public upon request.

April 17, 2013

(MONTEREY, CA) –Senator Bill Monning (D- Carmel) and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D - Santa Cruz) will host a reception on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in their Monterey District Offices located at 99 Pacific Street, Suites 555D and 575F. 

February 19, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, CA) --Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) have introduced a bi-partisan package of bills that will assist in the prosecution of contractors engaged in the underground economy.

January 15, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2013-14 California Senate, Assembly, Executive and Judicial Fellowship programs are available.   

The programs provide college graduates an opportunity to become full-time staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 10 - 11 months beginning in October 2013.  Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

August 29, 2012

(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1453, authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel), landmark legislation that will establish California's essential health benefit (EHB) standard pursuant to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

August 27, 2012

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 2332 authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to provide some relief to Santa Cruz County residents who sustained property damage or loss as a result of the severe March 2011 Storm.

August 27, 2012

(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 441, a bill that seeks to create neighborhoods that promote the health of all Californians. Authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel), AB 441 would include health and equity criteria in the California Transportation Commission's (CTC's) Regional Transportation Plan Guidelines.

July 16, 2012

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Friday, July 13, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1784 authored by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) into law. AB 1784 authorizes the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to issue permits to educational institutions, governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and qualified individuals for mountain lion research.