Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

August 07, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 17, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which extends the sunset date for the California Sea Otter Fund by five years and will continue to give California taxpayers the option of supporting the Fund.

July 16, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA)  - Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 6 as part of the Second Extraordinary Session to address indoor workplace environments in California where people may be exposed to secondhand smoke.  The measure is part of a six bill package aimed at reducing tobacco use in the state.

July 07, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the End of Life Option Act, authored by Senators Monning (D-Carmel) and Wolk (D-Davis), was removed from the Assembly Health Committee calendar.  Senate Bill (SB) 128 would allow a mentally competent, terminally ill adult in the final stages of life to request aid-in-dying medication from a physician. 

June 16, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to extend the independent review on seismic studies and surveys of Diablo Canyon Power Plant passed out of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications on a 10 to 0 vote.

June 09, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has selected Patti’s Perfect Pantry in Gilroy, California, as his 2015 Small Business of the Year.  Patti Tartaglia, owner of Patti’s Perfect Pantry, will be honored at the California Small Business Day Luncheon on June 10, 2015, at the Sacramento Convention Center.