Press Releases

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).

August 27, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Richard D. Roth is proud to author SB 120, which brings heightened scrutiny to the controversial Cadiz Water Project, in partnership with Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale).

August 16, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – California’s fight against trafficking received a boost today. Senator Richard D. Roth’s SB 1104 – which will require schools to provide human trafficking prevention resources to parents and guardians – was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee in a unanimous vote.

August 16, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – In a move that underscores consumer protection, the Assembly Appropriations Committee voted in favor of Senator Richard D. Roth’s legislation, SB 1087. This piece of legislation demands greater accountability and transparency of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lenders to cut out abusive practices.

August 16, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, military personnel and veterans planning to go to college enjoyed an important victory that will streamline their education opportunities at community colleges. The Assembly Appropriations Committee passed SB 1071, which will require that California Community Colleges implement a uniform policy for awarding course credit to veterans for their prior military education, training and service.