Press Releases

March 2, 2015

Sacramento – Dr. Richard Pan, a State Senator representing Sacramento, introduced Senate Bill 574 which would put an end to the University of California’s practice of keeping the public in the dark on two of their largest venture capital investments: Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers (Kleiner Perkins) and Sequoia Capital (Sequoia).

February 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan made the following statement in regards to the anti-Semitic display of swastikas at a house in the River Park area of the 6th Senate District:

February 19, 2015

SACRAMENTO –Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento, Senator Ben Allen, the former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalaz who represents San Diego have introduced Senate Bill 277 to repeal the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to opt their child out of vaccines in our schools. 

Legislation will also notify parents of their child's school immunization rates

February 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO –Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento and Senator Ben Allen, the former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will introduce legislation that will repeal the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to effectively opt their child out of vaccines in our schools. 

January 27, 2015

SACRAMENTO –Following the release of statewide statistics showing that a 2013 law by Dr. Richard Pan has led to a dramatic 20 percent decrease in parents opting out of vaccinating their kindergarteners, reversing a decade-long trend, he has announced plans to introduce a bill to notify parents of their child’s school vaccination rates. 

December 1 is first day of the 2015-2016 Legislative Session

December 1, 2014

Sacramento – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and small business owner, who continues to practice medicine at a community clinic in Oak Park while serving the people of the Sacramento region in the State Assembly since 2010, was joined by his family today as he was sworn in as the State Senator representing the 6th District, including the cities of Sacramento, Elk Grove, and West Sacramento and parts of Sacramento County.  

State and local governments lack resources for Increased mosquito control and rapid disease detection

July 20, 2016

SACRAMENTO- Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and California State Senator made the following statement upon the announcement from health officials that they are investigating the first possible non-travel related case of Zika transmission in the United States:

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

June 2, 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, was passed by the California State Senate on a vote of 23 to 13.  

June 1, 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 Senate today on a vote of 28 to 5. 

SB 877 will require California to establish and maintain a data-tracking system on violent deaths in the state, including gun deaths.