Press Releases & Statements

 

Sacramento, Calif. — Members of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water passed a bill Tuesday that would require the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to incorporate three parcels of land, about 1,500 acres, into Chino Hills State Park. SB 266, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), passed with a unanimous, bipartisan vote.

Chino Hills State Park is situated in a densely populated region of the Los Angeles Basin and sees more than 300,000 visitors annually.




Sacramento, Calif. — The California State Senate Committee on Health passed a bill Wednesday that would require insurance companies to reimburse small- to medium-sized health care providers for reasonable costs incurred in the purchase of PPE and testing supplies during the pandemic. Senate Bill 242, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), passed by a 8-2 vote.




Sacramento, Calif. — State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced legislation today to end the dangerous practice of imposing performance quotas on pharmacists based on profit, not health outcomes.

Under the provisions of SB 362, pharmacies in California no longer will be permitted to impose such quotas on prescriptions or services conducted by a pharmacist. Instead, licensed pharmacists will retain sole discretion in determining the appropriate amount of time required to fill each prescription and provide conscientious care to their patients.




Sacramento, Calif. — State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) has been named Chair of the State Senate’s Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response as one of his committee assignments for the 2020-21 legislative session.

“I look forward to serving as Chair of the Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response to help California work through and ultimately recover fully from these challenging times,” said Senator Newman.

Senator Newman’s other assignments for the 2020-21 legislative session include the following legislative committees: