Press Releases

Friday, September 1 2017

Sacramento, CA – Freshman State Senator and Senate Veteran Affairs Chair Josh Newman had five bills come off the Assembly suspense file today. Senate Bills (SB) 52, 570, 728, 731 and 776 now move to the Assembly floor toward a final vote prior to the end of the legislative session in mid-September.

Friday, September 1 2017

Sacramento, CASenator Josh Newman introduced SCR 82 today, commemorating September 15th as ‘Neonatal Nurses Day’ in California. The resolution was presented to representatives of Children’s Hospital Orange County as well as representatives from Sacramento’s Sutter Memorial Medical Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Wednesday, August 30 2017

Sacramento, CASenator Josh Newman will Chair his first meeting of the San Gabriel Valley Legislative Caucus today. Newman was elected chair by his colleagues from the San Gabriel Valley at a meeting of the Caucus in May. He succeeds Senator Ed Hernandez, who will serve as Vice Chair.


What: San Gabriel Valley Caucus Regular Meeting

Thursday, August 24 2017

Sacramento, CA – Senator Josh Newman has been named Chair of a newly ratified Subcommittee on Professions and Licensure. The subcommittee is housed under the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee.

The newly formed Subcommittee is made up of nine Senators, with Newman serving as Chair, and Senators Dodd, Fuller, Galgiani, Glazer, Hernandez, Hill, Pan and Wilk filling the remaining vacancies.

Thursday, August 24 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Josh Newman has successfully sent two of his seven bills assisting members of the armed services and their families, to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature. Senate Bills (SB) 455 and 747, each of which assists California's military and their families, passed out of the Assembly today with no opposition.

Monday, July 31 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 374 authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), a measure to ensure all Californians are provided with mental health coverage.

Thursday, July 20 2017

Sacramento, CA – The  State Senate voted unanimously today to adopt Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 55, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), to commemorate August 7, 2017 as “Purple Heart Day” in the state of California. “Purple Heart Day” honors the brave men and women who have been wounded or killed in battle. SCR 55 was adopted in the Senate with enthusiastic bipartisan support.

Thursday, June 22 2017

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) today sent letters to State Controller Betty Yee and Senate Secretary Danny Alvarez, stating he would not accept the pay increase for State Legislators scheduled to go in effect in December. In the letters Newman stated:

Tuesday, June 13 2017

Sacramento, CA – In his inaugural term as a California State Senator, Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has successfully secured several victories for the people of Senate District 29 in this year’s State Budget bill.  Public safety, schools, the environment, and local veterans were Newman’s top priorities for SD 29, in negotiations with the Governor’s office.

The following funding items were secured by Newman, who serves as Chair of the Veteran’s Affairs Committee:

Wednesday, May 31 2017

Sacramento, CA – A bill to allow parents to continue to choose which school district to send their children to has passed the State Senate on a 36-1 vote. Senate Bill (SB) 52 extends the sunset date for the School District of Choice program to July of 2022. The program is set to end in July of this year.