Press Releases

July 26, 2018

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s State of Emergency Declaration for Riverside County:

“This fast-moving wildfire, the Cranston Fire, has already scorched thousands of acres, forced hundreds of people to flee from their homes and has burned several homes. Its devastation is immense. Governor Brown’s declaration not only recognizes the horrific impact of this wildfire, but also calls necessary attention to evacuation orders.

July 02, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Senate voted out Senator Richard D. Roth’s resolution to rename the 60-91-215 Interchange the Joseph Tavaglione Interchange.

June 27, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth celebrated the money and programs coming to Senate District 31 thanks to the investments made in the California State Budget.

“The budget brings recognition, respect, and resources to Inland Southern California,” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside). “It strikes the correct balance of fiscal prudence while making vital investments in mental health care, the backlogged justice system, and veterans transitioning to civilian life.”

June 18, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month and today, Senator Richard D. Roth is applauding the State Legislature’s $40 million investment in mental health in the 2018-2019 proposed state budget.

May 30, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Senate voted in unanimous support of Senator Richard D. Roth’s consumer protection bill, SB 1087. This measure demands greater accountability and transparency of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lenders to cut out abusive practices.

May 30, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California State Senate unanimously voted in support of Senator Richard D. Roth’s SB 1112. This crucial piece of legislation empowers California drivers to mitigate our homelessness crisis by creating a specialized license plate that uses the “#” symbol, thus funding supportive and transitional services.

May 29, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth’s Medical Records Protection Act won the approval of his colleagues on the Senate Floor. It is now on its way to the State Assembly.

“This is a victory for Californians,” said Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside). “In today’s world of managed care, it is of the utmost importance that patients have access to medical records throughout their lifetimes. A physician has a responsibility for a patient’s continuity of care; this bill ensures that responsibility is taken seriously. ”

May 22, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth’s Medical Records Protection Act received unanimous support from the Senate Appropriations Committee. A 7 to 0 vote now has SB 1238 on its way to the Senate Floor.

May 15, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the Senate Transportation Committee made a special exemption to a longstanding rule and unanimously supported Senator Richard D. Roth’s resolution to rename the 60-91-215 Interchange the Joseph Tavaglione Interchange.

May 11, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth responded to Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget May Revision.