With a vote of 37-0, the state Senate approved legislation to bring more oversight to the construction contractors’ industry, sending the bill introduced to address accountability gaps revealed by the Berkeley balcony tragedy to the governor for his consideration.
Legislation to heighten oversight of building contractors – introduced in response to the Berkeley balcony tragedy that killed six students – now moves to the state Assembly for consideration, following the bill’s passage Thursday by a key Assembly committee.
The mothers of Ashley Donohoe of Rohnert Park, one of the six students who died when a Berkeley apartment balcony collapsed, and Irish exchange student Aoife Beary, who was seriously injured, call for more oversight of builders.
Governor Brown’s newly signed state budget allocates $10 million to the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to start the statewide build-out of the California Earthquake Early Warning System, Senator Jerry Hill and Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci announced today.
State Senator Jerry Hill, Assemblymember Adam Gray and Senator Robert Hertzberg applaud Governor Jerry Brown for his commitment today to start funding a statewide earthquake early warning system that would help save lives and protect the public before temblors strike.
The California Senate voted 23 to 11 today to pass Senator Jerry Hill’s legislation to crack down on excessive water users. The vote sent Senate Bill 814 to the Assembly for consideration by policy committees.
State Senators Jerry Hill and Senator Loni Hancock convene a hearing of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development to examine what state agencies have done to tighten oversight of firms with a history of construction defect settlements. State and local agencies are expected to outline their response to the June 2015 collapse of a fifth-floor balcony in a Berkeley apartment complex that killed six people and seriously injured seven others.