Press Releases

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.  

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.

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).

October 05, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which provides mentally-capable, terminally-ill Californians with the option to request a doctor’s prescription for aid-in-dying medication. This Second Extraordinary Session bill was modeled after Senators Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128 and continued the effort to enact the End of Life Option Act in California this year.

October 02, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 361 by Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian (R-San Luis Obispo) and coauthored by Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).  The bill received unanimous, bipartisan support in the Legislature and will take effect immediately.

September 11, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, the End of Life Option Act, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed off of the Senate Floor today, marking the first time this subject matter has passed out the California Legislature.  On Wednesday, ABX2 15 passed off of the Assembly Floor on a 43-34 vote.

September 09, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed  off the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support on a 43 to 34 vote.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128, this Second Extraordinary Session bill is an effort to pass the End of Life Option Act in California this year.

September 04, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed  out of the Assembly Committee on Finance on a 5 to 3 vote and is now headed to the Assembly Floor.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128, this newly introduced bill in the Second Extraordinary Session will continue the effort to pass the End of Life Option Act in California this year.

September 03, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, UC Berkeley posted a new study showing Californians “overwhelmingly” support aid-in-dying medication for terminally ill individuals.  In the article “IGS poll: Californians support medical aid in dying for terminally ill,” the survey asked people about “pending legislation to allow terminally ill people to voluntarily end their own lives by taking drugs prescribed by a physician,” and it shows consistently high support among almo

September 01, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) X2 15, coauthored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed out of the Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee, on a 10 to 3 vote.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s Senate Bill (SB) 128, this newly introduced bill in the Second Extraordinary Session will continue the effort to enact the End of Life Option Act in California this year.

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