Press Releases

July 27, 2015

Media Advisory

What: Press conference regarding parole reversal for Jeffrey Allen Maria

When: Monday, July 27th at 11:00 a.m.

Where: State Capitol, West Steps

Who: Senator Cathleen Galgiani will be the host, Sheriff Adam Christianson, Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager, and the Ranzo family will also be in attendance


July 21, 2015

Please Join Me at the 3rd Annual Farm to Fork Event this July 23rd at the Stockton Fairgrounds

July 15, 2015

Galgiani Legislation Targeting Dangerous Synthetic Drugs Clears Key Senate Panel

Sacramento— In Tuesday’s Senate Public Safety Committee hearing Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) presented Senate Bill 139, which will aide law enforcement in the protection of our communities from synthetic drugs. In a follow-up to her previous legislation from 2014 which created the penalty structure for the possession of a synthetic drug, Galgiani is pursuing SB 139 in order to assist with the enforcement of the law.

July 01, 2015

Senator Galgiani Announces New Legislation to Fund State Share of Mandated 200 Year Flood Control Assistance for San Joaquin County

June 25, 2015

Dear Chairperson Nichols:

I write to express reservations about a CARB staff proposal to greatly expand the volume and nature of the information OBD systems will be required to collect and that could be retrieved by the government or third parties.

At the outset, I note existing OBD systems are highly successful. The emission systems of modern cars are extraordinarily clean. In fact, CARB states that emissions of pollutants from light-duty vehicles have been reduced by 99.7%. Given this success, why would CARB propose anything that may jeopardize this progress?

June 18, 2015

Funding Law Enforcement to Protect Our Communities


June 11, 2015

Galgiani Resolution Declares June Disability Awareness Month

SACRAMENTO - Senator Galgiani is pleased to announce, today, SCR 53, which declares the month of June, 2015 as Disability Awareness Month passed the Assembly Floor. This resolution highlights the over 4 million California residents living with a disability. Senator Galgiani authored this resolution following the lead of several local municipalities, who have recognized the contribution of individuals with disabilities in their communities.

June 03, 2015

Galgiani Date Rape Drug Legislation Passes Senate Floor

SACRAMENTO—Today, Senator Cathleen Galgiani presented Senate Bill 333 on the Senate Floor. This bill will help rectify an unintended consequence of Proposition 47 by creating penalties for the possession of “date rape” drugs. In the November 2014 elections, voters passed Proposition 47 which reclassified many crimes from felonies to misdemeanors.

June 03, 2015

Sacramento – SB 251 by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) and principal co-author Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Manteca) passed the Senate floor today by a vote of 40 to 0. SB 251 will make a number of changes to assist small businesses in complying with ADA requirements.

May 29, 2015

USDA Increases Support for Fight Against Invasive Aquatic Plants in Delta


A partnership of county, state, and federal agencies, as well as allied boating and water resource protection interests, to improve control of invasive aquatic plants in the Delta has led to $1 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Areawide Pest Management Program, county and state officials announced this week.


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