Press Releases

November 13, 2018

RIVERSIDE, CA – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) will hold a media availability following a public hearing by the Career Technology and the New Economy Select Committee. In today’s education landscape, California appears to be suffering a communication breakdown between education and the needs of private industry. Today’s hearing will afford an opportunity to learn about recent funding and education initiatives intended to enhance Career Technology Education, and the role the Legislature can play to ensure its success.

October 02, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – In the final days of this year’s legislative session, Governor Brown signed a bill by Senator Richard D. Roth that ensures greater accountability and transparency of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lenders to cut out abusive practices. SB 1087 will soon take effect in California.

September 28, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Human trafficking has become proliferate across the country, with California leading the way – California is No.1 nationwide in most trafficking per capita. But state leaders are fighting back. Among the pieces of legislation signed by Governor Brown that seek to combat this insidious crime is SB 1104 – authored by Senator Richard D. Roth. In 2020, SB 1104 will take effect requiring schools to provide human trafficking prevention resources to parents and guardians.

September 24, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth joins several others across Riverside County and the State of California in mourning the passing of former State Senator Bob Presley.

September 19, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, military personnel and veterans planning to go to college celebrated a major victory. Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senator Richard D. Roth’s Senate Bill 1071, which streamlines the education opportunities for military personnel and veterans at community colleges.

August 31, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Nearing the final hour of this year’s legislative session, the fate of Senator Richard D. Roth’s Senate Bill 120 was decided. The bill, which proposed to enhance protections of our state’s deserts by further assessing proposals to export desert groundwater, was held in the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

August 29, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Assembly clashed over a bill authored by Senator Richard D. Roth that determines whether or not California protects its most precious resource: water. After raucous debate, Assemblymembers approved SB 120 in a 45-20 vote and sent it to the California State Senate for concurrence.

August 29, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Assembly approved Senator Richard D. Roth’s consumer protection measure, SB 1087 in a 64-0 vote. SB 1087 demands greater accountability and transparency of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.

August 28, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources approved SB 120, authored by Senator Richard D. Roth, in a 7 to 0 vote. SB 120, which enjoys a broad coalition of supporters including U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, Governor Jerry Brown and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, enhances protections to California’s deserts by creating a definitive process for the state to assess proposals to export desert groundwater to other regions of the state.

August 28, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, California took a crucial step in the ongoing fight against human trafficking. SB 1104 – which will require schools to share human trafficking prevention resources with parents and guardians – received unanimous support from the California State Senate and heads to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The legislation is co-authored by Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) and Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa).