Press Releases

March 04, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has named Diana Jimenez as the 17th Senate District’s 2019 “Woman of the Year”.  Ms. Jimenez will take part in a ceremony on the Floor of the California State Senate on March 4, 2019, as part of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus annual tribute to outstanding California women during Women’s History Month.  
 
February 20, 2019
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – In an effort to combat the obesity and type-2 diabetes crisis perpetuated by the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 347, which requires sugary beverages sold in California to have a safety warning label. 
 
October 01, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that Senate Bill (SB) 1236 has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  The bill will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as adding additional truck driver safety requirements. 
 
September 27, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 1129 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  SB 1129 provides critical financial protections to survivors of violent domestic abuse. 
 
September 19, 2018
SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) announced that Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill (SB) 1090.  The new law will mitigate the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure and has widespread support throughout the community. 
 
For years, Diablo Canyon has provided an emissions-free energy supply to consumers – making up 10 percent of the state’s energy portfolio.  Additionally, the plant contributes an estimated $1 billion to the economy and thousands of jobs. 
September 18, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced that Senate Bill (SB) 1192 has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  
 
SB 1192 requires a restaurant, which serves a meal primarily targeted and marketed to children, to make the default drink option served in bundled meals a healthful beverage - water, sparkling water, flavored water with no added sweeteners, or milk.
 
August 24, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 1236, by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), passed off of the Senate Floor.  The bill will improve road safety by implementing new federal commercial truck driving regulations, as well as add additional truck driver safety requirements
 
August 21, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 1192 by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) passed off of the Senate Floor and is on its way to Governor Brown’s desk.  
 
SB 1192 requires a restaurant, which serves a meal primarily targeted and marketed to children, to make the default drink option served in bundled meals a healthful beverage - water, sparkling water, flavored water with no added sweeteners, or milk.
 
August 21, 2018
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1113, by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel), which authorizes the state's Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission to create voluntary guidelines to combat stigma and normalize the discussion of mental health in the workplace.  
 
August 20, 2018

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Senate Bill (SB) 1090, authored by Senator Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), which would mitigate the impact of the Diablo Canyon plant closure, passed off of the Assembly Floor and is on its way to the Governor.
 

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