State Budget
June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate Budget Chair Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statements regarding the Senate’s passage of the 2016-17 state budget.

Money in Elections
June 09, 2016

A measure authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) and Senator Mark Leno (D – San Francisco) urging California’s Congressional representatives to work to overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision will appear on the November 2016 ballot. 

Juvenile Justice
June 02, 2016

The California Senate approved legislation today authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to limit the use of room confinement in juvenile facilities. Senate Bill 1143 provides that room confinement can only be used after less restrictive options have been tried and bans its use for the purposes of punishment, coercion, convenience or retaliation.

The Environment
June 01, 2016

Legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to reduce natural gas leaks throughout California was approved by the Senate today with bipartisan support. Senate Bill 1441, which is jointly authored by Senator Fran Pavley, (D-Agoura Hills), creates incentives for utilities to reduce natural gas emissions which harm the environment and pose a safety hazard. It also protects consumers by prohibiting utilities from recouping the costs of leaked natural gas from ratepayers.

Homeowner Protections
June 01, 2016

The Homeowner Survivor Bill of Rights (Senate Bill 1150), authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, closes a loophole in California law that fails to provide surviving spouses and children important protections against foreclosure that are available to other homeowners.

State Budget
May 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Mark Leno, Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, released the following statement today regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s revised budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year:

“California’s economy is strong and its fiscal position is stable. Although revenues are slightly lower than January’s projections, the adjustment is small and not a major shift in fortunes.  Governor Brown’s budget revision builds upon that fiscal stability and sets aside revenues for an uncertain future.