Press Releases

September 30, 2016

(Riverside, CA) -- Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today on the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 897, which would have provided law enforcement one additional year to recover from catastrophic injuries sustained while protecting Californians:

August 31, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to restore lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities has been approved by the California State Senate on a bipartisan, unanimous vote of 39-0, sending the measure to Governor Brown for his signature.

“I am proud that both houses of the Legislature have rallied behind our cities in bipartisan support,” said Senator Roth. “I am confident the Governor will recognize that SB 817’s approval not only restores lost funding, but restores an important measure of fairness and equity for our cities.”

August 23, 2016

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) proposal to restore lost funding to Riverside County’s four newest cities has been approved by the California State Assembly on a bipartisan vote of 77-0.

Senator Roth said: “Senate Bill 817 restores critical funding for the newly incorporated cities of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar, which each lost funding through no fault of their own. This funding, which every other city receives, is important for these cities’ residents, especially for residents in California’s newest city, Jurupa Valley. This is an issue I have been fighting for since before I was elected to the State Senate, and one I will continue to fight for until we have secured a victory.”

August 22, 2016

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement on the passing of Pamela Clute:

“I am truly saddened to learn of the passing of Pam Clute, one of the finest educators, public servants, and community leaders Inland Southern California and our State have ever known. For over four decades, Pam tirelessly inspired students to realize unbounded success, particularly among underserved populations. Pam’s career and life are a testament to the very best of public service, and her legacy will live on in the countless minds and lives she inspired and truly made better. I know I speak for all those whose lives she positively impacted when I say that she will be deeply missed, and my sincerest condolences and prayers go out to her husband Steve and their family in this difficult time.”

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.