Press Releases

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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