Press Releases

April 25, 2011

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation moved Assembly Bill (AB) 669 by Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) to their suspense file. AB 669 would levy an excise tax of one penny per fluid ounce on sugary drinks, such as sodas, energy drinks, sweet teas, and sports drinks, distributed in California. The revenues generated would be directed to the newly created Children's Health Promotion Fund and allocated to statewide childhood obesity prevention activities and programs.

March 23, 2011

(Sacramento, CA) – On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill (AB) 753 to prohibit rental car companies from renting vehicles to the public until the safety recall work has been performed.  Mr. Monning made the announcement at a press conference surrounded by auto safety advocates and the mother of two daughters who were killed by an Enterprise rental car that was under a federal safety recall.

March 18, 2011

(SACRAMENTO, CA) - Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) has named Morgan Hill resident Jennifer Tate as the 27th Assembly District’s 2011 “Woman of the Year”. As part of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus annual tribute to outstanding California women during Women’s History Month, Mrs. Tate will be honored on the Floor of the Assembly on March 21, 2011. Each Legislator is honoring a woman from his or her district who has made exceptional contributions to her community.

March 16, 2011

Contact: Rachel Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SANTA CRUZ, CA) - Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on California’s State Budget on Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Santa Cruz City Hall Chambers located at 809 Center Street in Santa Cruz.

February 18, 2011

(MONTEREY, CA) – Voluntary funding to support efforts that protect California's threatened sea otter population was the focus today as Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced legislation endorsed by the Defenders of Wildlife and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

February 16, 2011

Contact: Rachel Goodman @ (831) 425-1503

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced legislation that provides parity for local governments when mobilehome park owners file lawsuits against their mobilehome rent control ordinances.

Assembly Bill (AB) 579 allows local governments to recover attorney’s fees after successfully defending a local mobilehome rent control ordinance and provides the court with a special motion to dismiss proceedings in cases with no reasonable basis.

February 09, 2011

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Today, Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced legislation that would require residential care facilities for the elderly to give notification to family members and responsible parties when their license is in serious jeopardy and could result in the closure of the facility.  Assembly Bill (AB) 313 seeks to protect the elderly if their residential facility may be in jeopardy of closure.  This problem was highlighted by recent events at the Chanticleer Home in Santa Cruz and other facilities around the state.

February 01, 2011

(Sacramento) - In his State of the State Address to the State Legislature, California Governor Jerry Brown told lawmakers fixing the state's budget crisis will require serious and painful decisions. Assemblymember Bill Monning (D- Carmel) understands that the state faces some challenging decisions but agrees that the voters should help decide how to move California forward. Watch this Assembly Access video for Assemblymember Monning's comments.

January 31, 2011

Contact: Jody Fujii @ (916) 319-2027

(Sacramento, CA)—Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s State of the State speech.

January 11, 2011

Contact: Jody Fujii @ (916) 319-2027

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) issued the following statement today in response to the release of the report, “Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters,” produced by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST):