Press Releases

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.

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.”