Press Releases

June 01, 2023

Sacramento— Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) historic reform legislation, SB 815 passed the State Senate Wednesday, 32-1.  Roth’s landmark bill revises the State’s Medical Practices Act’s cumbersome processes, empowering patients, adding transparency and sunlight to the Medical Board of California’s (Board) physician oversight and disciplinary process and guaranteeing fiscal solvency.

May 25, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA—Today the California State Senate unanimously passed significant pieces of Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) legislative agenda, including those addressing such critical issues as the severe Superior Court Judge shortage and the opioid overdose crisis.

April 26, 2023

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Senate Committee on Health unanimously passed Senator Richard D. Roth’s (D-Riverside) Senate Bill 641, which tackles an escalating public health emergencyopioid overdoses.

March 29, 2023

Sacramento, CA – Tackling an escalating public health emergency, California State Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) has introduced Senate Bill 641. This bill will significantly reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by ensuring that all FDA-approved formulations and dosage strengths of naloxone, like Narcan, are made available to schools, local health agencies, law enforcement, first responders and community organizations across California for free.

March 28, 2023

SACRAMENTO—Legislation by Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), SB 349, clarifying the law surrounding a defendant’s ability to declare mental competency, consistent with a Court of Appeal ruling, cleared the State Senate’s Public Safety Committee today by a vote of 5-0.

February 10, 2023

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, Sens. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa) and Richard Roth (D-Riverside) announced their bipartisan legislation, SB 318, “The 211 Infrastructure Act,” to strengthen and expand 211 services across California. Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) and Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) join the members as co-authors.

January 26, 2023

(SACRAMENTO)Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) is proud to honor the sacrifice of fallen Riverside Deputy Sheriff Isaiah Cordero. SCR 16 will rename a specified portion of State Highway Route 60 in the County of Riverside as the Deputy Isaiah A. Cordero Memorial Highway.

January 17, 2023

(SACRAMENTO)Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) introduced SB 75 which would add 26 new superior court judgeships to underserved regions across the state, including Inland Southern California where the majority of the judicial need in the state is concentrated. “Every day we see the real impacts of our overwhelmed justice system in case dismissals, delayed trials and more. If we as a State truly believe in justice, we must provide it in a timely fashion to every Californian regardless of zip code” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside).

January 11, 2023

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) is pleased to announce that President Pro Tem Toni Atkins has reappointed him as Chair of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development, a position he has held since 2020.

Senator Roth said, “It is a great honor to have the opportunity to continue to serve as Chair of this committee that plays an important role in the protection of consumers, the economic health of the state, and the well-being of all Californians.”

January 09, 2023

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) is proud to commemorate the lifelong accomplishments of Joseph Tavaglione with a Senate Concurrent Resolution. SCR 13 will rename the interchange, where State Highway Routes 60 and 91 meet Interstate 215 in Riverside County, the Joseph Tavaglione Interchange.