Press Releases

 

Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), author of SB 739, The Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Foster Youth Act, issued the following statement regarding Governor Newsom’s recently announced plans to provide low-income students minimum base deposits for their college savings.




A bill authored by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) to reform California’s “felony murder special circumstance” law is moving forward.

SB 300, The Sentencing Reform Act of 2021, has passed the Senate Public Safety Committee and will now be heard in the Senate Committee on Appropriations. 




Laborers, advocates, and elected officials voiced their support of Senate Bill 37, The Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup and Safety Act, for increased oversight on the cleanup of contaminated sites in California.




A bill authored by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) to provide universal basic income (UBI) to our youth aging out of the foster care system and transitioning into adulthood has cleared crucial hurdles.

SB 739, the Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Foster Youth Act, has passed through the Senate Human Services Committee and will now be heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee.




The California Senate has passed Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 18, titled “Compassionate California”. Introduced into the Senate by Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), the Resolution would declare California to be the first Compassionate State in the United States of America. The Resolution passed the Senate with no opposition (32-0) and now heads to the Assembly Floor for a vote before it is officially enacted.




Virtual “Earth Week” event will highlight S.B. 582 and California's recent initiative to restore the climate

 

WHO: In honor of “Earth Day” and “Earth Week”, the Foundation for Climate Restoration (F4CR) will host a webinar with Senator Henry Stern (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) focused on climate restoration, the safe and permanent removal of the trillion tons of atmospheric CO2 that continues to warm our planet.

 




Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) issued the following statement after President Biden unveiled a plan at this week’s White House virtual climate summit to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50%-52% by the year 2030.  




Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose) issued the following statement on the verdict reached in the Derek Chauvin Trial. The former Minneapolis Police officer was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd:

“While many of us are relieved that some measure of justice was served through this verdict, today only serves as a reminder that there is still so much work to be done to dismantle the systemic injustice that pervades our law enforcement and criminal justice systems. Rest in peace George Floyd.”