Press Releases

January 09, 2019

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Richard D. Roth shared his plan for a greater investment in the health and wellness of Inland Southern California. Senate Bill 56 will provide a one-time appropriation for the construction of a new University of California, Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine facility with an additional investment for ongoing support. Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Jose Medina (D-Riverside) are both principal co-authors of the bill.

January 07, 2019

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s Inauguration:

December 03, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senator Richard D. Roth introduced legislation to bring six new superior court judgeships to California. Co-authored by Assemblymembers Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) and Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake), Senate Bill 16 seeks to relieve an overwhelming pressure felt in the state’s justice system.

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.