Senator Roth and Type 1 Diabetes Advocates Celebrate SB 97’s Advancement to the Governor’s Desk

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.


Senator Roth shared: “SB 97’s journey to the Governor’s desk has been fueled by the stories and experiences of families who live with Type 1 Diabetes every single day. This bill empowers parents and guardians across California to make more informed decisions about their children’s health. Early detection and diagnosis give children and their families a chance to live long, healthy, and happy lives together. It is only right that our schools take an active role in sharing the information that will empower them to do so.”


Debbie George, whose son’s story is the inspiration behind SB 97 and the organization, EASE T1D shared: “We are extremely grateful for the passing of Senate Bill 97. On behalf of EASE T1D, I'd like to thank Senator Richard Roth for authoring this important piece of legislation as well as the California State Legislature for seeing the importance of the Type 1 Diabetes Parent Notification. Not only will this legislation bring a better understanding of this autoimmune disease and help end misconceptions, but it will help save lives by educating parents/guardians on the onset symptoms which can be mistaken for other illnesses. We urge Governor Newsom to sign this bill into law to help educate the public, raise awareness, and save lives!”


Senator Roth continued: "I couldn’t be happier to see this bill off to the Governor’s desk and want to express my deep gratitude to the T1D advocates and heroes who have championed this effort along the way! For the thousands of children diagnosed with T1D in California, this bill makes a difference. I am proud to stand by them and finally bring this effort across the finish line!”


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Senator Richard D. Roth represents the 31st State Senate District, which includes the communities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, March Air Reserve Base, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris, and Riverside. Prior to his election, he served for 32 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 2007 in the grade of Major General. More information about Senator Roth can be found at