Press Releases

Governor Brown Signs End of Life Option Act

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.

Governor Brown Signs Diablo Canyon Bill on Emergency Services and Independent Review

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.

California Legislature Passes Historic Aid-In-Dying Medication Bill

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.

End of Life Option Act Passes Off of the Assembly Floor

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.

End of Life Option Act Passes Final Assembly Committee, Heads to Assembly Floor

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.

ICYMI: UC Berkeley Study Shows Strong Support for End of Life Option Act

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

End of Life Option Act Passes Crucial Second Extraordinary Session Assembly Committee

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.

Senator Monning to Continue Legislative Efforts to Strengthen Training Requirements for Commercial Drivers Next Year

August 27, 2015

Assembly committee turns SB 344 into two-year bill

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 344, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to improve road safety by strengthening training requirements for commercial drivers, was held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, making it a two-year bill and ending its chances of going to the Governor’s desk this year.

California Lawmakers Reintroduce Aid-in-Dying Legislation in Extraordinary Session

August 18, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) reintroduced End of Life Option Act legislation in the Extraordinary Session.  Modeled after Senator Monning’s original legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 128, this new bill will continue the effort to enact an aid-in-dying in California this year.

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation to Combat Environmental Destruction from Illegal Marijuana Grow-Sites

August 10, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 165, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which expands existing civil fines for environmental damage created during the cultivation of controlled substances in order to address the devastation to the ecosystem caused by illegal marijuana grow-sites.

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