Press Releases

July 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO –Today, the California State Senate voted to pass AB 74, the Budget Act of 2019. The budget makes critical investments to assist and protect vulnerable Californians and individuals with needs for, mental health services, early childhood education, K-12 education, and a college education. In addition, the budget invests in workforce development, housing and homelessness, and access to clean drinking water and health care. “I am pleased that the budget reflects the values that are important in my district such as clean water and housing,” said state Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas).

May 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Anna M. Caballero today announced that Senate Bill 386 will be a two-year bill.  In making SB 386 a two-year bill, Senator Caballero stated, “As a representative of Senate District 12, my goal is to fight poverty and to fight for equity for disadvantaged communities. For decades, the poorest communities in California have carried both the environmental and financial burden of climate change. California’s renewable energy goals are laudable, but they should take into account the different ways in which our most disadvantaged communities are affected.”    

May 30, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 230, by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) unanimously passed the state Senate on a 38-0 vote. SB 230 is a comprehensive measure that would require every law enforcement officer to be trained in techniques to reduce the need for deadly force. The bill will ensure California leads the nation in regards to departmental use of force policies, ensures robust officer training, and reaffirms a commitment to protecting the sanctity of life.

May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Anna Caballero today announced that SB 25 passed from the Senate, with bi-partisan support. SB 25 is a modest attempt to join forces with a federal tax credit designed to funnel an estimated $6 trillion from capital gains earnings into America’s poorest neighborhoods to create jobs and housing. SB 25 creates an incentive for green, sustainable development for critical housing statewide, and for economic development in the 879 Opportunity Zones, which includes California’s poorest census tracts. Included in the bill is the requirement that the workforce be trained and skilled, and subject to prevailing wage.

May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senate Bill 697 by state Senator Anna M. Caballero, D-Salinas, received bipartisan support by the state Senate with a vote of 37-0. SB 697, eliminates the outmoded requirement that each PA work with a single physician, and ends the disparities between PAs and other medical providers in similar professional regulations.

Many physicians and PAs currently work in group practices or hospital settings where archaic state laws interfere with practice-level decisions about how patient-care teams can best meet the quality and access needs of patients.

February 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senator Anna M. Caballero introduced SB 567, which expands worker’s compensation protections for first responder healthcare workers, the majority of which are women.

“Worker’s compensation presumptions exist for first responders because they are inevitably exposed to dozens of potential illnesses as a condition of their work; many of which lead to health issues such as infectious diseases, respiratory illnesses and cancer,” said Caballero. Presumptions streamline treatment for workers by reducing the burden of proof that their injury or illness was caused by the nature of their employment. This protects the employee from hospital or surgical costs associated with the health issue.

February 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senator Anna M. Caballero introduced SB 230, which includes changes to California’s use of force statutes, law enforcement agency policies, and training officers in use of force.

“We heard our community’s request to modernize public safety and I am proud to introduce this comprehensive bill that would place California at the forefront of use of force legislation,” stated Caballero. “This legislation will establish first-in-the-nation requirements for law enforcement agencies to adopt use-of-force policies and participate in trainings that will fundamentally change the culture of law enforcement. Policies and procedures on utilizing de-escalation tactics, reasonable alternatives to deadly force, interactions with vulnerable populations, and a duty for officers to intercede when observing use of force will fundamentally change how police officers interact in our communities.”


January 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Anna Caballero today joined colleagues and community leaders from around the state to call for an end to child poverty in California.

The state Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force recently issued a report detailing how California has the highest number of children and highest percentage of children living in poverty of any state in the nation — almost 2 million children, or one out of every five kids.