Press Releases

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.

Eelgrass Restoration Legislation Passes out of the California Senate

June 02, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed off of the Senate Floor and now heads to the Assembly.  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.

Bill to Establish Care and Safety Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities Passes Senate

May 23, 2016
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Bill (SB) 945, which seeks to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities, passed off of the Senate Floor today on a 32 to 0 vote.

Eelgrass Restoration Legislation Passes Senate Committee

April 21, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality early yesterday evening on a 5 to 2 vote.  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.

Bill Passes Senate to Protect Seniors and Their Families from Delayed Payments Owed

April 18, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Senate Bill (SB) 939, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), gives Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents and their estates protections against significant delays in lump-sum repayments, passed off of the Senate Floor today on a 34 to 0 vote.

Legislation to Restore Eelgrass, Mitigate Carbon Dioxide Effects on Ocean and Native Species Passes Senate Committee

April 12, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water passed Senate Bill (SB) 1363, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which requires the Ocean Protection Council (OPC), in coordination with the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), to establish a program to restore eelgrass with the goal of mitigating the harmful effects of global warming caused by carbon dioxide on the ocean and California’s coastal plant and animal species.

Senate Health Committee Passes Bill to Increase Awareness about Consumer Rights to Make Health Care Complaints

April 06, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, the Senate Committee on Health passed Senate Bill (SB) 1135, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), on a vote of 8 to 1.  The bill requires health plans and insurers to notify consumers and health care providers about patients’ rights to timely access to care and language assistance.  Additionally, the measure mandates that the toll-free telephone consumer call center numbers of the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), the California Department of Insurance (CDI), or the Medi-Cal Managed Care Office of the Ombudsman be on consumers’ insur

Legislation to Establish Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities Passes Senate Policy Committee

April 04, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Bill (SB) 945, which seeks to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities, passed out of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development today on a 9 to 0 vote.  SB 945 was introduced by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and will provide pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities.

Senator Monning’s Legislation to Create End of Life Option Act Toll-Free Telephone Number Passes Senate Committee on Health

March 30, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senate Bill (SB) 1002, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed out of the Senate Committee on Health today on a 7 to 2 vote.  The bill requires the California Department of Public Health to establish a toll-free telephone number to receive and respond to questions about California’s End of Life Option Act. 

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