Press Releases


(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Monique Limón and Assemblymember Steve Bennett issued a joint statement today regarding future legislation to ban gun shows at the Ventura County Fairgrounds:

(SACRAMENTO) — Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 48 - The Alzheimer’s Dignified Diagnosis Act, authored by Senator Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara). SB 48 creates a first in the nation innovative program to give Medi-Cal providers training, validated assessment tools, and payment incentives for conducting cognitive health assessments in order to achieve the statewide goal of improved Alzheimer's detection and diagnosis.

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Monique Limón (D- Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) presented a check of $1,050,000 to the City of Carpinteria and Santa Barbara County to decommission the abandoned Venoco oil and gas pipelines.

Senator Monique Limón (D- Santa Barbara) and Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) released the following statement today regarding Governor Newsom’s announcement to end fracking in California by 2025, and direct the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to “analyze pathways phase out oil extraction across the state by no later than 2045.”

(SACRAMENTO) – Senator Monique Limon (D- Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Steve Bennett (D-Ventura) introduced legislation today to protect taxpayers from bearing the significant costs associated with idle and deserted oil wells. The legislation will establish an industry-funded mechanism to employ workers to plug deserted wells and give the California Geologic Energy Management Division (CalGEM) more authority to pursue companies that have failed to pay required fees.