Press Releases

March 25, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today the family of Brittany Maynard released new video testimony from Brittany in support of aid-in-dying legislation.  Ms. Maynard wrote the testimony and recorded the video for California Legislators before her death in November, 2014.  

March 13, 2015

(SEASIDE, CA)  - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on today’s groundbreaking of the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord.

March 10, 2015

Senator Bill Monning invites you to join him at the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Groundbreaking Celebration. If you are unable to attend, the Celebration will be live-streamed on Senator Monning's website:

DATE: Friday, March 13, 2015

TIME:10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: General Stilwell Community Center
4260 Gigling Road
Seaside, CA 93955

February 24, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation to improve road safety by strengthening training requirements for commercial drivers.

“Commercial drivers who lack adequate training put everyone on the road at risk,” Senator Monning said. “Requiring more rigorous training for drivers of big rigs and other large commercial vehicles is a common sense safety measure.  This bill will help prevent accidents and…most importantly…save lives.”

February 11, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In the wake of a growing movement to rein in sugary drink consumption and unprecedented evidence tying these beverages to California’s skyrocketing diabetes and obesity rates, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has introduced legislation requiring health warning labels on sugary drinks.

January 20, 2015

Senator Bill Monning invites you to join him as he introduces legislation to address the issue of medical aid-in-dying for terminally ill adults in California. The press conference will be live-streamed on his senate webpage at .

DATE: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
TIME: 1:30pm

Please note, admission to the event will be limited to credentialed media or invited guests because of the expected media response. Livestream is available for public viewing.

January 05, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that applications for the 2015-16 California Senate, Assembly, Executive and Judicial Fellowship programs are available.  

The programs provide college graduates an opportunity to become full-time staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 10 - 11 months beginning in October 2015.  Fellowships are jointly operated by the three branches of state government and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS).

December 17, 2014

(MONTEREY, CA) – Earlier today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon announced that he had appointed Senator Bill Monning (D – Carmel) to serve as Majority Leader.

The Majority Leader serves as the main Floor manager for the President pro Tempore and the Majority Party, as well as serves as the chief assistant to the President pro Tempore in political matters and strategy.

December 01, 2014
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), along with Assemblymembers Alejo and Stone, introduced Senate Bill (SB) 17, to extend the sunset date for the California Sea Otter Fund five years, until 2021. 
September 29, 2014

MARINA, Calif. – U.S. Representative Sam Farr, D-Carmel, and California State Senator Bill Monning, held a press conference today to announce that the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs approved the state’s design to build the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery at the former Fort Ord and has awarded $6.8 million in federal funds to build the cemetery. With today’s announcement, the state can now begin construction of the first phase of the cemetery, a 17 acre columbaria that will include 5,000 niches.