Press Releases

Bill to Determine Economic Impact if Diablo Canyon Plant Shuts Down Passes Key Senate Committee

March 29, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 968, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications on a 9 to 0 vote.  SB 968 calls for an assessment of the adverse and beneficial economic impacts that could affect San Luis Obispo County if the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant were to shut down and for possible mitigating actions to potential adverse impacts.

End of Life Option Act to Become Effective on June 9

March 10, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Today, the California State Senate adjourned the 2015-16 Second Extraordinary Session and this action allows Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, End of Life Option legislation co-authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), to go into effect on June 9, 2016.

Statement by Senator Monning on Managed Care Organization Tax Reform Package

February 29, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the managed care organization (MCO) tax reform package, which passed off of the Senate Floor earlier today:

Senator Monning Introduces Legislation to Increase Consumer Awareness about Rights to Make Health Care Complaints

February 18, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1135 to require health plans and insurers to notify consumers and health care providers about patients’ rights to timely access to care and language assistance.  It also requires insurers to include the toll-free number for the consumer call centers of the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) or the California Department of Insurance (CDI) on consumers’ insurance cards.

Senator Monning Introduces Legislation to Create End of Life Option Act Toll-Free Telephone Number

February 11, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill 1002 today, which will require the California Department of Public Health to establish a toll-free telephone number to receive and respond to questions about California’s aid-in-dying law.

Senator Monning Announces Bill to Determine Economic Impact if Diablo Canyon Plant Shuts Down

February 08, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced the introduction of Senate Bill (SB) 968, which would require the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to submit to the California Public Utilities Commission an assessment of the adverse economic impacts that could affect San Luis Obispo County if the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant were to shut down temporarily or permanently.

Senator Monning Introduces Legislation to Establish Standards at Pet Boarding Facilities

February 04, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced legislation to establish minimum standards of care and safety at pet boarding facilities.  Senate Bill (SB) 945 will provide pet boarding operators with clear guidance about the health and safety standards needed at their facilities.

Senator Monning Welcomes ‘Exceptional’ Cal Poly Students to State Senate

February 01, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) welcomed more than 20 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) students and Cal Poly President, Jeffery D. Armstrong, to the California State Senate to recognize these highly accomplished scholars.  

Statement from Senator Monning on President Obama’s Executive Action on Gun Control

January 05, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) released the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s executive action to reduce gun deaths in the United States:

"I applaud President Obama for his courage and leadership in addressing the issue of gun violence and its impact on public health.  The executive action taken by the President represents steps that will protect Americans and that are consistent with the Second Amendment.

Become a Senate, Assembly, Executive or Judicial Fellow- A Great Way to Become Involved in Public Service

January 04, 2016

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2016-17 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 2016.  Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

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