Press Releases

More research shows the long-term health concerns associated with cumulative blue light exposure from our electronic screen devises; October 10th is also World Sight Day

October 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – With more than 80 million electronic devices with digital screens in the state of California, and average screen time exceeding 9 hours per day, exposure to blue light has become a serious concern for public health. Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Senate Health Committee kicks off Blue Light Awareness Day by speaking to the health hazards posed by extended exposure to blue light from digital devices, in conjunction with World Sight Day

September 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento area made the following statement in regards to the Governor’s Executive Order to reduce youth vaping consumption:

September 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, pediatrician and State Senator representing the Sacramento region, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Sacramento Vice-Mayor Eric Guerra and local community advocates announced that the Sacramento region will get an infusion of state funds to target sex trafficking. 

The state dollars will help local and state officials determine the scope of sex trafficking in Sacramento and how to combat it both in Sacramento and in other areas of the state.   

September 13, 2019

Sacramento, CA— Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing the Sacramento area, made the following statement strongly condemning the violence that has been ramping up in the last few weeks of the legislation session and since the passage of Senate Bill 276:

 

Referendum needs 623,212 valid California voter signatures to qualify for the 2020 ballot

September 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator representing the Sacramento area and author of Senate Bill 276 made the following statement in regards to the referendum filed today against Senate Bill 276:

“It is the right of any Californian to file a referendum against a law, however opponents failed in their referendum against SB 277, failed in recalling me in 2016, and failed in four lawsuits, which resulted in strong rulings by the Second and Third District courts of appeal upholding the constitutionality of SB 277. 

Legislation Closes the Fake Medical Exemption Loophole

September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Richard Pan, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and a broad coalition of doctors, health care providers, public health officials, family and child advocates and parents celebrated the signing of Senate Bill 276 into law today, which will prevent fake medical exemptions and require oversight of the medial exemption process.

September 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator representing the Sacramento region issued the following statement in regards to Senate Bill 276 and Senate Bill 714:

 

August 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The following is a message from Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing the Sacramento region, about the violent assault carried out by an anti-vaccine activist who was incited by years of violent rhetoric threatening imagery:

August 20, 2019

Sacramento, CA— Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and the State Senator that authored SB 277 in 2015 and SB 276 currently to ensure more children are vaccinated from preventable diseases, made the following statement flowing the announcement that U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season:

July 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator from the Sacramento region and the Sacramento Meals Collaborative will host a final pop-up event at the Arcade Library on Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m.  The Sacramento Meals Collaborative is a large coalition of groups and elected officials that includes No Kid Hungry California, the United Way, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, local school districts and Sacramento Public libraries.