Press Releases

Monday, March 12 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today at the California State Capitol, Catherine Ward of Fullerton was honored as Senator Josh Newman’s Woman of the Year. Ward joined 38 other honorees from around the state, honored today in the Senate chambers.

Said Ward:

Friday, March 2 2018

Sacramento, CA - Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) today was joined by law enforcement leaders from ten North Orange County cities to publicly launch the North Orange County Public Safety Task Force.  Senator Newman and the ten law enforcement leaders discussed public safety specifically as it relates to developing gang activity, the homeless crisis, and proposed regional solutions to both.

Said Buena Park Police Chief Corey Sianez:

Tuesday, February 20 2018

Sacramento, CA - Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced SB 1407 on Friday, to allow drivers to choose the photo which goes on their California state driver’s license. SB 1407 would allow drivers to take more than one photo when they are at the Department of Motor Vehicles with an additional fee assessed for each additional photo taken. The licensee would then be able to select from the photos taken to decide which photo will be placed on their California Driver’s License.

Friday, February 16 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) today introduced SB 1394 to prohibit paying signature gatherers on per-signature basis in the state of California. The measure would prohibit the practice for state or local initiatives, as well as referendum and recall petitions.

Tuesday, February 13 2018

Sacramento, CA – Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) today introduced legislation aimed at reducing traffic congestion and parking issues near colleges and universities by expanding eligibility for transit subsidies to more students.  Senate Bill (SB) 1119 will revise the eligibility requirements for Low Carbon Transit Operation Program (LCTOP) funds to allow more student and other low-income residents to qualify for free or reduced transit fares.

Monday, February 12 2018

Sacramento, CA -Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced a measure today to improve the transition prospects of active duty military, veterans, and their spouses. Senate Bill (SB) 1080 would allow active duty military, veterans, and their spouses to drive for transportation network companies immediately upon their relocation to California, with a valid out-of-state driver’s license.

Thursday, February 8 2018

Sacramento, CA - Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced legislation today that aims to dramatically reduce the incidence of distracted driving on California roads and highways. Senate Bill (SB) 1030, introduced in the Senate today, will strengthen current distracted driving penalties by making distracted driving a moving violation, and adding a point to the driver’s motor vehicle record for electronic device violations.

Wednesday, October 18 2017

Walnut, CA - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), an Army veteran, to tour the Veterans Resource Center at Mt. San Antonio College yesterday. The center connects returning service members with education, housing, health care and employment services, as well as other resources and support to help ease the transition back into their communities. VRCs were made a priority in state budget negotiations this year, with $5 million set aside for community college VRCs over the next year.

Tuesday, October 17 2017

Sacramento, CA – All eleven of the bills Fullerton Senator Josh Newman sent to Governor Brown’s desk this year, have been signed into law. The final bill awaiting Brown’s signature, Senate Bill (SB) 673, was signed into law on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 11 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill (SB) 442 was signed by Governor Jerry Brown this afternoon. The measure updates the 20-year-old residential Swimming Pool Safety Act, and its common-sense and cost-effective modifications prevent drowning fatalities across the state by requiring an additional layer of safety in residential and public pools, while also requiring inspection of pool safety measures as part of the sale and transfer of a home in California.

Said Senator Newman: