Press Releases

Legislature Greenlights Skinner & Rivas’ Carbon Sequestration Bill, SB 27

Asm. Rivas applauds the passage of SB 27, a major step forward in harnessing our state’s natural and working lands in the fight against climate change.

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate today passed Sen. Nancy Skinner’s carbon sequestration bill, SB 27, on a vote of 34-4. SB 27, which is co-authored by Assemblymember Robert Rivas, D-Salinas, won bipartisan approval in the State Assembly yesterday on a 75-0 vote.

Asm. Robert Rivas Applauds Significant Investments in Budget Agreement for Agriculture, Farmworker Housing, the Environment, and Education

Historic Budget Funds Key Priorities Championed by Rivas

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rivas (D-Salinas) released the following statement on the historic $262.6 billion state budget approved by the California Legislature today. Once signed by the Governor, the budget will go into effect on July 1 and includes expanded funding for a variety of priorities championed by Asm.

Bill to Assist Timely, Expert Completion of Anderson Dam Project in Santa Clara County Heads to Governor’s Desk

AB 271 Passes Out of Senate with Unanimous Support

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) to protect Silicon Valley and Assembly District 30 from dam failure passed off the Senate Floor this afternoon with a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 39-0. Assembly Bill 271 will assist the earthquake retrofitting and replacement of Anderson Dam located in Morgan Hill.