Press Releases

SB 1189 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Entering Autopsy Room When Individual Died in their Care & States Forensic Autopsies Must be Conducted by Medical Experts

September 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill jointly authored by Dr. Richard Pan and Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, SB 1189 to ensure autopsies are conducted only by licensed physicians and forensic autopsy reports are accurate and unbiased has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

September 27, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principle co-authored by Senator Bill Monning, which would allow California to partner at the federal level to help prevent violent deaths, including gun deaths, was signed by the Governor today.

Idea for SB 977 came from the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove

September 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove was signed by the Governor today.  SB 977 would prohibit the use of tobacco products within 250 feet from a youth sporting event. 

CA State Senator Dr. Richard Pan receives Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership awards from oldest consumer watchdog org

September 19, 2016

Washington, DC—The National Consumers League (NCL), the nation’s pioneering consumer and worker advocacy organization, will honor Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan with its highest honor, the Trumpeter Award, on Wednesday, September 21 in Washington, DC.

SB 1095 provides children with the best opportunity for an early diagnoses and treatment through newborn screenings

September 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Governor Brown signed SB 1095 today, bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan to require the Department of Public Health to expand the existing newborn screening program, ensuring that California babies get the earliest diagnosis and treatment possible for these life-threatening diseases.

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

August 25, 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 passed by the State Senate and will now go to the Governor’s desk.

SB 877 Requires California to Create a Data-Tracking System to help Researchers Confront Gun and Other Violence Head-On

August 23, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan and principle co-authored by Senator Bill Monning, which would allow California to partner at the federal level to reduce gun violence, was passed by the State Assembly today and will be heard next in the State Senate. 

SB 877 is sponsored by the Union of American Physicians and Dentist and would require California to establish and maintain a data-tracking system on violent deaths, including gun deaths. 

SB 1095 provides children with the best opportunity for an early diagnoses and treatment through newborn screenings

August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill authored by Dr. Richard Pan to require the Department of Public Health to expand the existing newborn screening program to include any condition that has been adopted by the federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP), passed the State Assembly. 

Idea for SB 977 came from the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove

August 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove overwhelmingly passed the California State Assembly today.  SB 977 would prohibit the use of tobacco products within 250 feet from a youth sporting event. 

August 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator representing Sacramento made the following statement about state grants announced today that would provide $30 million to the planned streetcar line bridging Sacramento and West Sacramento and $9 million to add new track to expand the Capitol Corridor service between Sacramento and Roseville.