Press Releases

Bill to Determine Economic Impact of Diablo Canyon Closure Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee

August 11, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation to help assess the economic impact of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s closure, Senate Bill (SB) 968, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations today.  The bill is authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and calls for an assessment of the adverse and beneficial economic impacts that could affect San Luis Obispo County once the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant shuts down and will offer potential mitigation actions for anticipated adverse impacts.

Bill to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities Moves to Assembly Floor

August 04, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Bill (SB) 945, which establishes minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Appropriations yesterday and now heads to the Assembly Floor.  The legislation, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), would provide pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities and provide consumers with protection against faulty and/or dangerous practices that threaten their animals. 

Governor Brown Signs Bill to Protect Residents and Families from Delayed Repayments

July 25, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Today, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 939 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which gives Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates protections against significant delays in the repayment of residents’ entrance fees when contracts condition the repayment on the resale of CCRC units.  Entrance fees for CCRCs can range from $100,000 to $1 million, and many residents sell their homes and assets to cover the fee.

Bill to Protect Seniors and their Families from Delayed Payments Goes to the Governor

June 30, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Today, the California Legislature sent Senate Bill (SB) 939, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), to the Governor.  The bill will help protect Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates against significant delays in lump-sum entrance fee repayments. 

Bill to Restore Eelgrass and Mitigate Harmful Effects of Carbon Dioxide Passes Assembly Committee

June 28, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed out of the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources late yesterday afternoon.  The bill requires the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), in coordination with the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), 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.

Senator Monning Names Community Solutions as Nonprofit of the Year

June 22, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Community Solutions, an organization dedicated to offering an array of services to those in need, was honored today as the Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) during the inaugural California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento to recognize exceptional nonprofits statewide.

Legislation to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities Passes Assembly Committee

June 21, 2016

 

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions passed out Senate Bill (SB) 945, to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities.  The bill was introduced by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and provides pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities.

Statement from Senator Monning on the Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

June 21, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), who represents San Luis Obispo County, has released the following statement about the announcement that PG&E will close the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in August 2025‎:

Measure to Protect Seniors and their Families from Delayed Payments Passes Key Assembly Committee

June 14, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The Assembly Committee on Human Services passed out Senate Bill (SB) 939, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which would help protect Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates against significant delays in lump-sum entrance fee repayments.

Authors’ Statement on End of Life Option Act Enactment

June 09, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - The joint authors of California’s End of Life Option Act, Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Lois Wolk (D-Davis), released the following statement on the enactment of the End of Life Option Act today: 

“Today is a historic day for Californians who are terminally ill and want an additional option to those that previously existed.  The End of Life Option Act is now law and available to terminally ill Californians.

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