Press Releases

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.