Press Releases

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to ensure that anyone who needs to pump breast milk while in court will be given breaks to do so passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.




SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Blakespear, D-Encinitas, to help ease the shortage of child care options for military personnel passed the Senate Human Services Committee on Monday.




SACRAMENTO – Three bills by Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, designed to reduce gun violence passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Blakespear, D-Encinitas, has introduced legislation to help ease the shortage of child care options for military personnel by allowing people who are certified to provide child care in their homes by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to provide it in California without a state license.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, introduced legislation on Thursday to protect seniors on Medicare Supplemental Insurance plans from incurring high out-of-pocket expenses for pre-existing medical conditions.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, introduced legislation on Wednesday to require chain restaurants in California to provide dine-in customers with non-toxic reusable cups, instead of single-use plastic or paper cups that often end up in landfills.




SACRAMENTO – Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, introduced legislation on Tuesday to revitalize the rail corridor that runs from San Diego through six Southern California counties to San Luis Obispo and provide stronger management, support and direction for the line to optimize passenger service.




SACRAMENTO – To address the lack of housing in many coastal communities and accelerate the process of providing it, Sen. Catherine Blakespear, D-Encinitas, on Monday introduced legislation to streamline the approval process for accessory dwelling units and speed up the appeals process for multifamily housing units in coastal areas.