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Press Releases
September 02, 2021 -

(SACRAMENTO) Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) presented Senate Bill (SB) 97 related to Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) parental notification before his colleagues on the Senate Floor. The bill earned unanimous support on concurrence, soaring through the final stage before the bill is sent to the Governor’s desk.

Press Releases
June 29, 2021 -

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) outlined some of the transformative regional investments coming to Inland Southern California, as outlined in the 2021-2022 California State Budget: “When I first campaigned for the State Senate in 2012, I pushed for a long overdue medical school for UCR because of our critical need for healthcare workers.  I have continued to fight for full recognition, respect, and resources for our underserved Region ever since.  These budget investments move us closer to that goal,” said Senator Roth.

In The News
June 23, 2021 -

By Byrhonda Lyons [Published: June 23, 2021] — "State Sen. Richard Roth, a Democrat from Riverside, is pushing legislation that would have the state spend $10 million to expand the program to more locations statewide.  “It has essentially been operating with volunteers,” Roth said. “If we expect to move the needle dramatically — and frankly, we must — we need to do more, and we need to do it now.” Roth’s SB 770 bill would also require the chancellor of the California Community Colleges to report outcomes to the state, something the program hasn’t done previously. It has yet to be incorporated into the Legislature’s whopping $264 billion proposed budget."

June 19, 2021 -

31st District Digest: Updates on California's Reopening, EDD Requirements, Flex Alerts, and more: This week marked a long-awaited milestone: California has retired its Blueprint for a Safer Economy and is now fully open. Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, and most places are operating as normal – with no capacity limits or physical distancing required.

June 12, 2021 -

Updates on Pandemic Executive Orders, Vaccine Incentives, and more: With nearly 40 million vaccines administered across the state, Governor Newsom announced that he would be lifting the COVID-19 pandemic Executive Orders, effective June 15th. This means that beginning Tuesday, restrictions such as physical distancing, capacity limits, and the county tier system will end and a new corresponding public health order will take effect. 


About Senator Roth

Richard Dale Roth was born November 6, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Ada High School (Ada, Ohio) in 1968, where he played in the band and was elected president of his junior class and the Student Council. He went on to Miami University ...

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