State Senate

State Senate Committees To Hold Hearing On ExxonMobil Refinery ExplosionTwo state Senate committees will hold a joint hearing in Torrance next week to discuss the recent explosion at the ExxonMobil refinery, the response by emergency crews and the impact on the community.
Calif. Bill Tightens Out-Of-State Gun Purchase Laws: 'We Don't Have To Wait For Another Massacre'Californians buying guns from out-of-state sources would have to go through the same steps required for in-state purchases under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Assembly.
LA To Receive $2.1 Billion To Extend Subway Into Beverly HillsFederal transportation officials are promising another big dose of cash to help expand Los Angeles' growing public transit network — this time, $2.1 billion in grants and loans to extend a subway line into Beverly Hills.
State Senate Approves Lower Gift Limit For Calif. LawmakersThe state Senate has approved reducing the gift limit for lawmakers by more than half in an effort to improve the Legislature's image after a string of ethical lapses and criminal charges.
State Senate Approves Bill That Would Drop Traditional Definition Of Marriage As 'Between A Man And Woman'The bill was sent to the Assembly on a 25-10 vote, with only Republicans in opposition. Two Republicans, Anthony Cannella of Ceres and Ted Gaines of Roseville, voted in favor.
Activist Sandra Fluke Says She'll Run For State SenateThe Los Angeles Times says Fluke will seek the seat held by Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat
Bill Would Limit Personal Info In Online PurchasesCritics said the bill's proposed changes could have the opposite effect by hampering fraud-prevention efforts.
Elected Officials In Bell Call For State Sen. Ron Calderon To Step DownAssemblymember Cristina Garcia of Bell Gardens and several other elected officials Wednesday called for Senator Ron Calderon to step down amid a federal investigation and accusations that he accepted money to promote certain bills.
State Senate Approves Snoopy License Plate BillSnoopy fans could soon be able to show their Peanuts pride on the road! The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday allowing the DMV to issue a commemorate license plate featuring the beloved character.
State Senate Approves Bill To Raise Minimum WageCalifornia's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that is all but certain to head to Gov. Jerry Brown, giving the state one of the highest statewide rates in the nation.
Bill Mandates 3-Foot Buffer Between Cars, BikesThe state Senate approved a bill on Monday that would require drivers to stay at least three feet away from bicyclists when they are passing in the same direction.
Bill Would Let Non-Physicians Perform AbortionsNurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor.