Press Releases

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to ban the use of film plastic bags at grocery store checkouts passed the Senate on Tuesday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, requiring producers of marine flares to establish and run a program to collect expired and unwanted flares passed the Senate on bipartisan 34-0 vote on Tuesday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to help ease the shortage of child care options for military personnel passed the Senate on Tuesday on a 38-0 bipartisan vote.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to protect seniors on Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans from incurring high out-of-pocket expenses for pre-existing medical conditions passed the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, issued the following statement today on her decision not to move forward with SB 1196 this year:




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery store checkouts passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Wednesday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to revitalize the rail corridor that runs from San Diego through six Southern California counties to San Luis Obispo passed the Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, requiring producers of marine flares to establish and run a program to collect expired and unwanted flares passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee on Wednesday.