Honorees recognized at the 15th Assembly District STEM Women of the Year Ceremony
EMERYVILLE, CA. – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) announced today the recipients of the 15th Assembly District Women of the Year Awards, celebrating trailblazers who have made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“Today, we celebrate East Bay women pioneers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Assemblymember Skinner. “The women and organizations honored are fueling innovations, new technologies and breakthrough research to benefit people and our economy. And they lead by example, inspiring other women and girls to excel in STEM fields.”
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee has passed a bill authored by Assemblymembers Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Das Williams (D-Carpinteria) and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), which would allow for the temporary removal of firearms from individuals who are at risk for committing acts of violence. Assembly Bill 1014 now awaits review by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The recent shootings in Santa Barbara, after the parents of the disturbed young man desperately tried but failed to get help before their son’s killing spree, provides an example of how options are limited for families in crisis.
SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), discusses the on-schedule passing of California’s fourth consecutive balanced budget.
This week’s English radio address is 1:26.
SAN DIEGO – Today, Assembly Budget Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) joined legislative leaders and Governor Jerry Brown for the signing of the 2014-15 California Budget Act.
Assemblymember Skinner released the following statement:
“Today, Governor Brown signed California’s 2014-15 budget. As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I am proud that this budget contains meaningful expenditures to benefit each and every Californian.
AB 1756 would eliminate the record sealing fee that many California counties charge for juvenile record sealing for young people under the age of 26.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Nancy Skinner’s measure, AB 1756, to eliminate the fee charged to seal a juvenile record cleared the Senate Public Safety Committee today by a vote of 5 to 0.
Assembly Bill 1756, dubbed “Starting Over Strong,” would eliminate the record sealing fee for those who were 18 years of age or younger at the time of an offense and who have successfully attained rehabilitation by age 26.
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved a legislative plan by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner to specify guidelines for the testing of rape kits and for entering the information into a national DNA database. The measure passed by a vote of 5 to 0.
“Rape kits contain the essential evidence from a rape or sexual assault. Leaving these kits on the evidence shelf has to stop,” Assemblymember Skinner of Berkeley said after AB 1517 received enough votes for passage by the Senate Public Safety Committee. “Sending rape kits to the lab quickly tells the survivor we care, helps law enforcement solve this and other crimes and makes all of us safer.”
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Budget Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statement regarding the Legislature's passage of the 2014-15 State Budget, on-time and balanced for the fourth consecutive year:
"Californians can be proud. This is a responsible, balanced state budget that makes wise investments that will benefit us today and in the future.
(Sacramento) – Assembly Budget Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is praising the passage of another balanced and on-time state budget. "This budget is balanced and on time, but most important, it makes investments in people's lives," said Assemblymember Skinner. "The budget is true to the Assembly's goals of ensuring fiscal stability, while making investments that benefit each and every Californian. The increased investments are the most significant in years and our budgetary actions pay down long-term state debt, contribute to the reserve and put California on solid fiscal footing."
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Budget Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statement regarding the Budget Conference Committee action on the proposed 2014-15 State Budget:
“With the work of the Conference Committee concluded, California is on track to pass an on-time, balanced budget for the fourth year in a row. The budget the Conference Committee is now delivering for adoption on Sunday remains true to the Assembly’s goals of ensuring fiscal stability, while making investments that benefit each and every Californian. The increased investments are the most significant in years and our budgetary actions pay down long-term state debt, contribute to the reserve and put California on solid fiscal footing.
(Sacramento) - California State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) has introduced legislation (Assembly Bill 1014) to help prevent mass killings like the tragic Isla Vista rampage near UC Santa Barbara that claimed the lives of six students. The proposed legislation would create a gun violence restraining order, establishing a system where concerned family members, intimate partners or friends can notify law enforcement of someone who is demonstrating a propensity to commit violence toward themselves or others. NBC Nightly News correspondant Mike Taibbi takes a look at the legislation. You can watch his report in this Assembly Assets video.