Press Releases

October 02, 2017

(Riverside, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to protect domestic violence survivors of strangulation by updating the education first responders give to victims has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

September 29, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown today in San Francisco signed Senator Richard Roth’s Senate Bill 540, one of the measures in a package of legislation to address the state’s housing crisis by lowering housing costs and spurring construction. SB 540 received bipartisan support from the Legislature.

September 15, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to address the State’s housing crisis has been approved by the California State Senate and sent to Governor Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 540, which is part of a bipartisan package of bills aimed at lowering housing costs and spurring housing construction, was approved on a bipartisan vote of 29-7.

Senator Roth said: “Access to housing is a basic human need, and ensuring Californians have access to an affordable place to live is critical to every Californian’s quality of life. That’s why I am proud to have authored SB 540, which will incentivize and streamline housing construction to meet our state’s dire housing shortage. I thank my colleagues for recognizing the critical need for this measure, and am confident the Governor will sign this important measure.”

September 15, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to address the State’s housing crisis has been approved by the California State Assembly. Senate Bill 540, which is part of a bipartisan package of bills aimed at lowering housing costs and spurring housing construction, was approved on a bipartisan vote of 70-8.

Senator Roth said: “Access to housing is a basic human need, and ensuring Californians have access to an affordable place to live is critical to every Californian’s quality of life. That’s why I am proud to have authored SB 540, which will incentivize and streamline housing construction to meet our state’s dire housing shortage. I thank my colleagues for recognizing the critical need for this measure, and look forward to sending this measure to the Governor for his signature.”

July 17, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement on his support of Assembly Bills 398 and 617:

“Public service is about working together. I came to Sacramento to work with all sides to get things done. AB 398 and AB 617 are bipartisan measures which will help us continue to improve our region and state’s air quality while providing key stakeholders and industries with the flexibility they need to meet our shared clean air goals.

June 29, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to address the State’s housing crisis has been approved by the Assembly Local Government Committee on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 9-0.

Senator Roth said: “Access to housing is a basic human need, and ensuring Californians have access to an affordable place to live is critical to every Californian’s quality of life. That’s why I am proud to have authored Senate Bill 540, which will incentivize and streamline housing construction to meet our state’s dire housing shortage. I thank the Committee for recognizing the critical need for this measure, and look forward to sending this measure to the Governor for his signature.”

June 16, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement on the 2017-18 state budget approved by the State Legislature:

“The approved state budget makes critical investments in education, healthcare, our veterans and justice system, and continues a fiscally prudent approach. It ensures our region receives its fair share from Sacramento, and I am proud to have worked with my colleagues on both sides, particularly with Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), to deliver these important victories for our region and all Californians.”

May 04, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senate Bill 130, which restores critical funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, was approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan vote of 72-1.

Each of these cities incorporated prior to the passage of Senate Bill 89 (2011), which was one of the steps the Legislature took to close the State’s massive budget gap. SB 89 resulted in cities which had incorporated after 2004 losing critical public safety and municipal services funding that had previously been allocated to newly incorporated cities.

April 27, 2017

(SACRAMENTO) – Senate Bill 130, which restores critical funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, has been approved by the California State Senate on a bipartisan vote of 34-0.

“For too long, Sacramento has failed to provide our region with its fair share,” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside). “There is no reason why these particular cities should be excluded from receiving an equitable share of state revenue which every other California city receives. SB 130 is a critical measure of fairness and equity, and I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their support and for recognizing how important this funding is for our cities’ residents.”

April 20, 2017

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) measure to address the State’s housing crisis has been approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on a bipartisan vote of 6-0.

Senator Roth said: “Access to housing is a basic human need, and ensuring Californians have access to an affordable place to live is critical to every Californian’s quality of life. That’s why I am proud to have authored Senate Bill 540, which will incentivize and streamline housing construction to meet our state’s dire housing shortage. I thank the Committee for recognizing the critical need for this measure, and look forward to sending this measure to the Governor for his signature.”