Press Releases

 

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Senator Dave Min
(D-Irvine), Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua (D-Stockton), Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach), and San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced legislation to create sentencing enhancements for violent crimes targeting schools and places of worship.

Senate Bill 699 creates two sentence enhancements for specified felonies attempted or
committed at schools or houses of worship.




Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, with joint author, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, announced that their Senate Bill 1338, establishing CARE Courts in California, passed the Senate Floor this afternoon.

CARE Courts are a new policy framework proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom to provide community-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment services to Californians with the most acute challenges, many of whom are experiencing homelessness.




Yesterday I was on the floor of the State Senate, speaking in support of a resolution honoring the late civil rights hero Harvey Milk - whose life was cut short by a bullet from an angry man’s gun. In the course of those remarks I noted how leaders like Milk have the capacity to provide hope for a better tomorrow in a troubled world and I acknowledged how elusive the feeling of hope can be in today’s world, particularly given the nastiness of our political discourse and the seemingly never-ending stream of mass shootings.




SACRAMENTO - Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, with joint author, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, amended Senate Bill 1338 into a measure establishing CARE Courts in California. CARE Courts are a new policy framework proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom to provide community-based mental health and substance use disorder treatment services to Californians with the most acute challenges, many of whom are experiencing homelessness.




SACRAMENTO – Today, State Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), the Big City Mayors coalition, the California State Association of Psychiatrists, and the Psychiatric Physicians’ Alliance of California announced the introduction of legislation to overhaul the state’s behavioral health care system.




Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D- Stockton) released the following statement in response to the Governor’s unveiling of his CARE Court proposal.




SACRAMENTO – Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) has introduced Senate Bill 983 to disrupt the lack of competition in the consumer repair market. This effort is supported by consumer advocates, environmental advocates, and the repair community.




SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and the Steinberg Institute announced the introduction of legislation focused on increasing accountability and improving outcomes through California’s landmark Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).