Press Releases

June 08, 2022

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) proudly honored Riverside Legal Aid as Senate District 31’s 2022 Nonprofit of the Year. The nonprofit’s Executive Director, Rita Smith, and esteemed member, Ernie Reguly, were welcomed to Sacramento to be honored for the occasion.

May 27, 2022

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) acknowledged the tremendous effort by the State Senate this week to move forward a package of mental health bills to address our state’s mental health crisis. 

May 26, 2022

(SACRAMENTO) – Yesterday, Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside), Senate Bill (SB) 1199, which would establish a University of California, Riverside School of Medicine (UCRSOM) acute care teaching hospital in Riverside County, unanimously passed out of the California State Senate and is now headed to the Assembly. 

May 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Newsom released his revised 2022-2023 budget proposal which included $43.1M in funding to replace all existing outdoor sports fields (football, track, softball, and baseball) and add a stand-alone soccer field at California School for the Deaf, Riverside. These existing fields have not been updated in nearly seventy years.

April 28, 2022

(SACRAMENTO) – Yesterday, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) presented Senate Bill (SB) 1143 which establishes a new funding process for counties to use to build additional acute care inpatient psychiatric facilities. The bill earned unanimous support and is on its way to the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

April 28, 2022

(SACRAMENTO) – Yesterday, Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside), Senate Bill (SB) 1199, which would establish a University of California, Riverside School of Medicine (UCRSOM) acute care teaching hospital in Riverside County, unanimously passed out of the Senate Education Committee and is headed to Senate Appropriations. With its own hospital, UCRSOM will be able to fortify a pipeline of physicians and provide a healthcare platform with the highest standard of care for the Inland Southern California region.

February 17, 2022

The California Rental Assistance and Mortgage Relief Programs are here: Join me, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, and  Assemblymember Jose Medina, for a robust discussion and presentation for by the California Mortgage Relief Program and our local partners Inland SoCal United Way for a Virtual Town Hall to learn how to apply for the support you need.

October 29, 2021

Senator Richard D. Roth and the Select Committee on Career Technology and the New Economy invite you to join regional stakeholders, local representatives, and state agency leaders for an informational hearing regarding the strengthening of California’s workforce through career education and apprenticeships. Join us for a discussion focusing on how California can better prepare its workforce for changing job trends and opportunities by improving the continuity between Career Education and apprenticeships, and workforce needs.

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.

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.