Press Releases

August 22, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect peace officers and firefighters catastrophically injured in the line of duty has been approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 55-0.

Senate Bill 897 provides an extension of workers’ compensation benefits to police and firefighters, providing an additional year of healing time for those who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

August 11, 2016

Senate Bill 866 would allow Prop. 41 funds to be used to create gender specific veterans housing to support female survivors of military sexual trauma

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect survivors of military sexual trauma was approved by the California State Assembly today on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 74-0.

“I am proud to author Senate Bill 866 and stand with the women who have survived sexual assault, rape, and harassment while serving our nation,” said Senator Roth.  “These survivors battle the psychological, physical and social effects of military sexual trauma for years and deserve our support.”

June 22, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect peace officers and firefighters catastrophically injured in the line of duty has been approved by the Assembly Insurance Committee on a bipartisan vote of 10-0.

Senate Bill 897 provides an extension of workers’ compensation benefits to peace officers and firefighters, providing an additional year of healing time for those who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

May 31, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to restore lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities was approved by the California State Senate today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 38-0.

May 31, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth's (D-Riverside) proposals protecting survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence each passed the California State Senate on bipartisan, unanimous votes.  Senate Bill 870 passed on a 39-0 vote, and Senate Bill 883 passed on a 38-0 vote.

May 23, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect police officers and firefighters catastrophically injured in the line of duty has been approved by the California State Senate on a bipartisan vote of 34-0.

Senate Bill 897 provides an extension of workers’ compensation benefits to police and firefighters, providing an additional year of healing time for those who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

May 10, 2016

Bipartisan proposal to improve compliance with disability access regulations, protect small businesses from threat of predatory lawsuits will take effect immediately

(Sacramento, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) bipartisan measure to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community has been approved by Governor Jerry Brown.  With the Governor’s signature today, this new law takes effect immediately.

The first significant reform to the State’s disability access regulations since 2012, SB 269 is a modified version of last year’s Senate Bill 251, which was also authored by Senator Roth but vetoed by the Governor.  SB 269 removes the tax credit that was the focus of the Governor’s veto, reduces the employee ceiling for qualifying businesses from 100 to 50 employees, and makes other clarifying changes.

“This is a major victory for all Californians,” said Senator Roth.  “SB 269 is a bipartisan, commonsense solution that will guarantee access for disabled Californians by providing small businesses with the tools and resources necessary to comply with state and federal disability access regulations. I am glad the Governor agrees with the critical need for this reform, and I am proud to have delivered this victory for California’s small businesses and disability community.”

April 25, 2016

Senate Bill 269 would improve compliance with disability access regulations while protecting small businesses from the threat of predatory lawsuits

(Sacramento, CA)  -- Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community has been approved by the State Senate on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 38-0. 

Senate Bill 269 is a modified version of last year’s Senate Bill 251, which was also authored by Senator Roth but vetoed by the Governor. SB 269 removes the tax credit that was the focus of the Governor’s veto, reduces the employee ceiling for qualifying businesses from 100 to 50 employees, and makes other clarifying changes.

April 20, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today on the passing of Jacques “Jack” Yeager:
 
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Mr. Jacques Yeager, a truly influential leader, philanthropist and entrepreneur who dedicated his life to making our region an even greater place to live, work and raise our families. As a man deeply devoted to his family, community and country, Mr. Yeager leaves behind an indelible mark on not only our region’s infrastructure but also our way of life. His legacy will live on in the many projects he championed, which quite literally put Inland Southern California on the map. I am proud to have known Mr. Yeager and my thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones. He will truly be missed.”

April 13, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to protect California’s small businesses and the disabled community was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee today on a bipartisan, unanimous vote.

Senate Bill 269 is a modified version of last year’s Senate Bill 251, which was also authored by Senator Roth but vetoed by the Governor. SB 269 removes the tax credit that was the focus of the Governor’s veto, reduces the employee ceiling for qualifying businesses from 100 to 50 employees, and makes other clarifying changes.