Press Releases

Senate Bill 267 will offer Sacramento City Government Cost-Effective Oversight

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 267 to allow the City of Sacramento to contract with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate and enforce the City’s campaign finance ordinance passed the Assembly Local Government Committee today on a vote of 7 to 0. The measure is authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principal co-authored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty.

SB 730 supports federal requirements for schools to purchase domestically produced foods

July 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 730, which would require the California Department of Education (CDE) to monitor compliance of the Buy American provision of the National School Lunch Program, passed the Assembly Education Committee today on a vote of 5 to 0. 

Guns are the 2nd leading cause of death among children and teens

June 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO– Parents joined with Dr. Richard Pan, the California Brady Campaign and other community members outside of the UC Davis Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) to remind parents that one of the most effective ways to keep kids safe and out of the ED is to ASK other parents if there are any unlocked guns in their homes before sending children over to play. 

June 16, 2017

SACRAMENTO- Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento region, made the following statements regarding the legislature’s passage of the 2017-18 State Budget:

Informational Video Highlights Why Californians Need a Healthy Medi-Cal System

May 23, 2017

Sacramento, CA—Just as legislative action at the federal level threaten to strip Medi-Cal coverage from vulnerable Californians, Dr. Richard Pan joined the California Coverage and Health Initiatives in recognizing the importance of access to health care in the lives of Californians. 

Measure gives researchers access to data needed to comprehensively Conduct their research on firearm violence and prevention

April 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 536, a measure authored by Dr. Richard Pan, to provide much-needed data to researchers affiliated with the California Firearm Violence Research Center, passed the California State Senate today on a vote of 25-13. 

April 12, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and author of legislation aimed at boosting vaccine rates, hailed new data released today by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) demonstrating that, in its first year of implementation, Senate Bill 277 is raising school vaccine rates to levels not seen in a decade and a half. 

February 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a former UC Davis faculty member and Director of the UC Davis Pediatric Residency Program, made the following statement regarding the selection of Gary May, Ph.D. as UC Davis Chancellor:

Senate Bill 267 to foster public trust in our political system by providing cost-effective oversight

February 9, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento region, announced today that he and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty have introduced a measure to allow the City of Sacramento to contract with the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate and enforce the City’s campaign finance ordinance. 

SB 947 will focus staff time on moving families into the workforce and cut transportation expenses

September 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 947 to reduce red tape in the application process for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program was signed by the Governor today. 

Since 2009, applicants for the CalFresh program, which offers food to families in need, have had the opportunity to be interviewed over the telephone.  Conversely, applicants for the CalWORKs program must be interviewed in-person, even in counties that would rather conduct interviews over the phone to improve efficiencies and better utilize limited staff time.