Press Releases

January 7, 2016

SACRAMENTO- Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator from California’s 6th District, made the following statement on the Governor’s proposed budget:

“The governor’s budget proposal reflects sound budgeting choices California has made in recent years, and I appreciate the Governor’s fiscal prudence in eliminating debt and building budget reserves in preparation for future economic downturns.  I am pleased that there will be more money for schools to educate our children. 

New laws by Dr. Pan will guard Sacramento from floods, better protect college campuses and surrounding communities, support local businesses, boost immunization rates and more

October 15, 2015

Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown has signed the following nine bills by Dr. Richard Pan into law:

SB 144 will finally bring completion to flood control projects along the American and Sacramento Rivers and projects to protect the Natomas floodplain that have been years in the making; and in doing so, will bring hundreds of millions of federal flood control dollars to our region.  

September 1, 2015

Sacramento – TIME Magazine calls Dr. Richard Pan a hero in the article, “Meet the Heroes and Villains of Vaccine History.” Dr. Richard Pan was singled out with pioneering physicians and scientists such as Edward Jenner, Jonas Salk and Pearl Kindrick who have saved millions of lives.

August 26, 2015

Sacramento, CA –Dr. Richard Pan joined a coalition of doctors, nurses, health care professionals, unions, advocates and patients today as he announced he introduced SBX2 13 Pan/Hernandez in the Special Session on Health Care.  Dr. Pan made the following statement on the bill which would increase California’s tobacco tax by $2 per pack:

August 18, 2015

Sacramento – As part of his ongoing effort to reach out to people in the 6th Senate District, Dr. Richard Pan launched an improved user-friendly website that better informs people about legislative and community developments. 

“I hope that you will find this website useful and informative and return to it frequently to get updates on legislation, see a calendar of community events or when you need help doing business with a state agency,” said Dr. Richard Pan, a physician and senator representing Sacramento and West Sacramento.

August 13, 2015

Sacramento – Dr. Richard Pan, a State Senator representing Sacramento, announced today that the Governor has signed Senate Bill 424 which will give college and university police departments the authority to use “pretext phone calls” or recording devices like body-worn cameras during their investigations into serious crimes such as sexual assault, robbery, burglary, arson, theft and murder. 

July 8, 2015

Following the historic passage of Dr. Richard Pan’s Senate Bill 277, the RAND Corporation has released a report that supports findings from countless other studies showing that the vaccines administered to U.S. children are very safe and serious side effects are extremely rare. Dr. Pan made the following comment on the study:

June 16, 2015

SACRAMENTO- Dr. Richard Pan made the following statement on the budget agreement announced today between the legislature and the Governor as well as the Governor’s call for special sessions to fix our Medi-Cal system and transportation infrastructure:

Senate Bill 277 by Senators Pan and Allen will end California’s Vaccine Exemption Loophole and Boost immunization rates at California Schools

June 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – After emotional testimony about a child who is currently in hospice care due to complications of the measles, Senate Bill 277, authored by 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 was passed by the Assembly Health Committee on a vote of 12 to 6.  

June 8, 2015

Sacramento, CA- Dr. Richard Pan today thanked State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) for working to protect every student’s right to be safe at school by closing California vaccine loophole.

“The Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson and ACSA work tirelessly to make California students and schools successful and they join a long line of educators already fighting to pass SB 277,” said Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator representing Sacramento. “The overwhelming support among California’s educational community demonstrates that the opposition’s rhetoric that our educational system will somehow suffer under the measure is not based in fact.”