Press Releases

September 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Following Wednesday’s bold climate announcement by Governor Newsom, a coalition of California legislators announced they are looking forward to beginning the hard legislative work needed to truly attack the climate emergency.

September 01, 2020
(SACRAMENTO, CA) — Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement on the failure of Senate Bill (SB) 977 to pass off of the Assembly floor prior to the conclusion of the 2019-20 Legislative Session.  
 
August 21, 2020
(Monterey, CA) – Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D- Carmel Valley), Senator Bill Monning (D- Carmel), Senator Anna Caballero (D- Salinas), Assemblymember Mark Stone (D- Scotts Valley), Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D- Hollister), Supervisor Chris Lopez (Greenfield), and Supervisor Mary Adams (D- Pebble Beach) today issued the following statement regarding the devastating wildfires in Monterey County.
 
August 21, 2020
(Santa Cruz, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D- Carmel), Assemblymember Mark Stone (D- Scotts Valley), and Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D- Hollister) today issued the following statement regarding the devastating wildfires in Santa Cruz County.
 
August 07, 2020
(SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA)— Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the death of San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill on August 6.  
 
August 04, 2020
(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Today, Senate Bill (SB) 977, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and sponsored by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, passed out of the Assembly Committee on Health on a 8 to 4 vote and is now headed to the Assembly Committee on Appropriations.  SB 977 will considerably strengthen the state’s oversight of private healthcare transactions.  
 
June 26, 2020
(SACRAMENTO, CA)— Today, the California State Senate passed Senate Bill (SB) 977, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and sponsored by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, off of the Senate Floor.  The bill will considerably strengthen the state’s oversight of unfair healthcare systems’ business practices and safeguard access to affordable healthcare as Californians continue to face the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
June 12, 2020

(Sacramento, CA)— Today, legislation to ensure compliance of labor laws for H-2A workers passed out of the Senate and is on its way to the Assembly for consideration.  Senate Bill (SB 1102), authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), would require all of California’s H-2A visa employers to provide a written notice of basic California legal rights in Spanish and, if requested, in English to all H-2A farm workers.

June 12, 2020

(MONTEREY, CA) - Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about the Paso Robles shooting on June 10, 2020, and the subsequent investigation that ended in multiple law enforcement injuries and the death of the shooting suspect, Mason James Lira.

June 08, 2020

(MONTEREY, CA)— Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement about death of Santa Cruz County Sheriff Sergeant Damon Gutzwiller on June 6.