Press Releases

Senator Hueso’s Bill Authorizes ALL Healthcare Districts to Utilize Design-Build Process

More Efficient and Cost Effective
February 05, 2016

Sacramento, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), today introduced Senate Bill 957, which would authorize all Healthcare districts to utilize the design-build process for construction projects.  

Senator Hueso Commends CPUC Reform Efforts

Urges Continued Momentum
February 01, 2016

Sacramento, CA… Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee, today commended the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for making meaningful progress on reforms since he and his fellow Committee members held oversight hearings in 2015 to examine the agency’s operations. The CPUC is responsible for regulating California’s private for-profit water, phone, electric, and gas utilities – including San Diego Gas and Electric – as well as various transportation service providers.

Senator Hueso Introduces “Equal Gender Pricing Bill”

Sub Title Tets
January 21, 2016

San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) introduced Senate Bill 899, legislation that would prohibit business establishments from charging customers different prices for similar or like goods on the basis of gender.  SB 899 also requires retailers and grocers to notify customers of their right not to be charged differently for similar products.

Senator Hueso to Discuss Progress of Proposition 39 at Oversight Hearing

January 20, 2016

Sacramento, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee will conduct an oversight hearing on Proposition 39, The California Clean Energy Jobs Act.  The oversight hearing will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the State Capitol in Room 112.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Aimed at Saving Lives into Law!

October 02, 2015

San Diego, CA…Senator Ben Hueso today announced Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 287, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Safety Act.  This measure will now require buildings constructed after January 2017, with occupancy of 200 or more, to install Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) onsite.  AEDs are commonly used to diagnose life threatening cardiac arrest and treat through deregulation, which allows the heart to resume to normal rhythm.

Hueso to Take On the CalFresh Challenge - Senator will live on $4.38 per day on food for a week

September 23, 2015

an Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso announced today that as part of September’s Hunger Action Month, he will participate in the CalFresh Challenge and live on a $4.38 per day/$30.67 budget on food for a week.   CalFresh, formerly known as the state's food stamp program, provides low-income residents with a budget each month to pay for groceries.  Senator Hueso has vowed to walk in the shoes of those living with this reality every day. 

Hueso Accomplishes Major Milestone: Bills to Protect Consumers, Save Lives and Strengthen Transparency on Governor’s Desk

September 14, 2015

San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso addressed his district today with a statement regarding the end of the 2015 legislative session to highlight his major legislative proposals.   

Measure to Increase Voter Turnout In Local Elections Signed by the Governor Today!

September 01, 2015

San Diego, CA…State Senator Ben Hueso announced today that Senate Bill 415, a measure that will dramatically increase voter turnout in local elections, was signed by the Governor today.  Local governments whose voter turnout is 25% less than the average turnout in that city will be required to consolidate their elections with state elections.

Senator Hueso Unveils Bill To Aid Compliance With Chromium-6 Drinking Water Standard

February 25, 2015

San Diego, CA… Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) introduced legislation that would provide a process for public water systems to take the necessary steps under a time limited variance granted by the State Water Resources Board to achieve c

Hueso Introduces Bill to Establish Expert Committee to Advise on Clean Energy and Greenhouse Gas-Related Policies

February 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA)– State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) introduced a bill that calls for the creation of the Committee on Maximizing Jobs and Economic Development.  The Committee would advise state agencies on the most effective way to implement clean energy policies while creating more employment opportunities across the state.