Press Releases

Yee Applauds Joseph Hall Ruling

March 25, 2014

Judge finds Hall deprived of special education rights, demands new facility

Society of Professional Journalists Honor Yee with Sunshine Award

March 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – For his efforts to bring greater government transparency, Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) will be honored with the Public Official Award by the Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) on Thursday, March 20, at 6:00 PM, at the City Club in San Francisco.

“I am honored to receive this award from the Society of Professional Journalists,” said Yee.  “I’m proud to share the stage with so many who have done so much to keep our government open and accountable.”

Human Services Hearing Explores Abuse & Neglect in Senior Homes

February 11, 2014

Yee, Stone call for stronger regulation and better disclosure

SACRAMENTO –Senator Leland Yee, (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) chaired a four-hour joint hearing between the Senate & Assembly Human Services Committees today, addressing the level of oversight over Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) across California.

Yee Introduces Bill to Ban Solitary Confinement for Children

February 10, 2014

Solitary confinement increases rates of recidivism, mental illness and suicide

SACRAMENTO –Senator Leland Yee, (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) introduced SB 970 today, which would define and limit the use of solitary confinement on minors at state and county juvenile correctional facilities.

Senate Calls for Stronger Security for Ballot Boxes

January 30, 2014

Yee’s SB 240 offers increased security for voters casting vote by mail ballots

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate passed SB 240 today, which sets security standards for VBM (Vote by Mail) Ballot Drop Boxes that are used by counties across California.

Currently, California Code does not expressly allow for drop boxes, but counties around California have them in place accepting ballots. SB 240 would set uniform standards, ensuring tight security control over these boxes to ensure the election integrity.

Senator Yee Responds to President Obama's State of the Union Address

January 28, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement in response to tonight's State of the Union Address:

Three Yee Bills Passed by Senate Appropriations Committee

January 23, 2014

Bills work to increase ballot security, improve mental health services in schools, better instruct state employees

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Appropriations Committee passed three bills authored by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) today, which would securely expand Californians access to the ballot box, launch a pilot program to enable school districts to better provide mental health services, and establish a civic learning program for state employees.

Senator Yee Issues Statement on Allegedly Unheeded Warnings on Bay Bridge

January 23, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement in response to reports of ignored warnings of unsafe condition on the Bay Bridge:

Senator Yee Issues Statement on Governor Brown’s State of the State Address

January 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) issued the following statement in regards to the Governor’s State of the State Address:

Senate Education & Health Committees Prioritize Mental Health Needs in Schools

January 15, 2014

SB 596 would create pilot program to help schools provide services to kids

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