In the News

Friday, December 29 2017

By Scott Schwebke

A law that will go into effect Monday, Jan. 1 requiring an additional safety feature for newly constructed or remodeled pools and spas aims to reduce drownings – the leading cause of death among California toddlers.

In the News

Friday, December 29 2017

Between 2010 and 2014, more than 160 California children age 4 and under died due to drowning, according to state public health data. Drowning is one of the leading cause of death for young children.

As a way to turn that statistic around, the state’s 20-year-old Swimming Pool Safety Act is getting beefed up in the new year. 

In the News

Thursday, December 21 2017

California swimming pools and spas built or remodeled starting in 2018 must have a second safety feature to protect children from drowning.

That’s the main requirement in a new law that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and aims to boost safety.

State law since 1998 has required new or remodeled pools and spas have at least one safety measure such as a fence, a cover or an alarm.

Video

Wednesday, November 1 2017

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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.

In the News

Thursday, October 12 2017

Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Senate Bill 442, which aims to help make residential swimming pools safer.  It requires new safety features for new pools and pools undergoing major repairs or remodeling, a well as disclosure of pool safety problems when a home is sold.

Press Release

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:

Press Release

Friday, October 6 2017

Sacramento, CA – With nine days left until the Constitutional deadline for the Governor to act on all remaining legislation on his desk, Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has already had six measures signed into law. Newman’s most recent success was on Thursday, with the signing of SB 503.

Press Release

Tuesday, October 3 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Governor Jerry Brown today signed Senate Bill (SB) 570, authored by Senator Josh Newman. The measure will amend the rules that govern eligibility for CalWORKs, to ensure Veterans and surviving family members are not denied benefits.

“I thank Governor Brown for signing this legislation that is a simple, smart solution to ensure that our veterans and their families have access to the rightful benefits they deserve,” said Newman.