Press Releases

April 04, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – In an 8 to 0 vote, SB 1238 – authored by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) – cleared the Senate Health Committee. The Medical Records Protection Act establishes a patient’s right to access their medical records before they are destroyed.

April 04, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, California took another step in the ongoing fight against human trafficking. SB 1104 – which will require schools to share human trafficking prevention resources with parents and guardians – cleared the Senate Education Committee with unanimous support.

April 03, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) has introduced legislation that will allow California drivers to lead social change. SB 1112 creates a specialized license plate giving Californians the option to replace one of the seven digits on their plate with a hashtag. Funds raised through this specialized plate will go to supportive services at Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention programs and No Place Like Home programs.

March 14, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) braved the rain alongside several other aviation enthusiasts and enjoyed the start of California Aerospace & Aviation Days.

“Though I rarely get the opportunity nowadays, I love to spend my free time up in the air flying,” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside). “The open, peaceful nature of our beautiful skies captured my fascination from a very young age and led me into three decades of service in the Air Force.”

March 12, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) proudly honored Kathy Michalak, Habitat for Humanity Riverside’s Executive Director, as the 31st Senate District’s Woman of the Year.

February 15, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced the Medical Records Protection Act that fulfills a critical need to ensure the guaranteed access of patient records. SB 1238 will require certain health care providers to notify a patient before medical records are destroyed and make those records available.

February 12, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced legislation that assists parents in the fight against human trafficking. SB 1104 will require school districts to work with their middle and high schools to identify the most appropriate ways of sharing human trafficking prevention resources with parents and guardians.

February 12, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced legislation that clarifies important consumer protections omitted in the final hours of the 2017 Legislative session. SB 1087 will better protect consumers who use Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing by ensuring greater public transparency of entities providing these loans.

January 29, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Senate unanimously voted to authorize an additional Justice be appointed to the Second Division of the 4th Appellate District, which serves the Riverside/San Bernardino region. Senate Bill 38 relieves an overwhelming pressure felt in these counties’ justice systems.

“For too long, Sacramento has failed to provide our region with its fair share,” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside). “SB 38 is a critical step in providing under-served communities access to core services of the justice system they need.”

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.