Press Releases

April 24, 2024

Sacramento—Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside ) transformative More Pathways to Nursing legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 895, has passed the Senate Committee on Education on a 7-0, unanimous, bi-partisan vote. SB 895 creates a pilot program for a limited number of community college districts to offer an additional route for those nurses with associate degrees (ADN) to earn a Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree (BSN), which has increasingly become a requirement by more healthcare facilities in the state.

April 12, 2024


Sacramento— A critical bill in California’s fight to end the opioid epidemic, by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Senate Bill (SB) 1385, the Substance Abuse Navigators Legislation, co-authored by Senate President pro Tempore Mike McGuire (D-North Coast), has passed the Senate Health Committee.

April 02, 2024


Sacramento—A landmark package of bills, titled the 2024 Animal Protection and Gun Violence Prevention Act, authored by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), passed the State Senate’s Public Safety Committee on a unanimous, bipartisan vote.


March 20, 2024

Los Angeles—The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing the nation’s most populous county, today unanimously voted to support Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) transformative More Pathways to Nursing legislation, Senate Bill (SB) 895, to create a pilot program for community colleges to offer Bachelor’s of Nursing Degrees. SB 895 will be heard by the Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, April 10th.

February 29, 2024

Senator Richard D. Roth’s Office will be hosting office hours on Tuesdays in March to help students complete the FAFSA and CADAA applications with the extended application submission deadline of April 1st. The Roth Office staff will be available to assist applicants on March 5, 16, 19, and 26 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm, by appointment only on a first come first served basis.

February 15, 2024

I am profoundly saddened by the passing of my dear friend Daniel Hantman.  I first met Dan over 40 years ago when we were both practicing lawyers in Riverside. He became a lawyer, after serving in the Peace Corps, specializing in elder law, representing clients who had been denied benefits from the Social Security Administration. Dan was a titan in the legal field and our region. In 2012, the Riverside County Bar Association presented Dan with the E. Aurora Hughes Meritorious Award for Service. He was a person of great intelligence, integrity, and determination.  He will be greatly missed.

February 07, 2024


February 07, 2024

Sacramento— To help address California’s shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) Senator Richard D.Roth (D-Riverside) has introduced Senate Bill 895 which creates a pilot program that authorizes the Chancellor of the Community Colleges to select up to 15 community college districts, with existing nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), programs to offer a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

December 20, 2023

Jurupa Valley, CA— Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities, has announced the securing of $3 million from the State’s Manufactured Housing Opportunity & Revitalization Program (MORE) to assist mobilehome park residents in the City of Jurupa Valley.

October 26, 2023

Riverside, CA—Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) has secured $500,000 for Olive Crest, which is dedicated to preventing child abuse by strengthening, and equipping children and families in crisis in Inland Southern California.

“Abused children, and families in crisis, need a lifeline, and for fifty years Olive Crest has been that lifeline,” said Roth. “I have seen firsthand Olive Crest’s transformative and empowering work in our community to ensure every child who comes into their care will be nurtured in a safe and loving home.”