Sen. Block bill requiring volunteer service by law students earns approval by Senate Judiciary committee

April 27, 2016


SACRAMENTO – The state Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved a measure requiring law students to perform 50 hours of pro bono service related to the legal profession before taking California’s bar exam.



Bill targeting persons threatening schools, events, community approved unanimously in Senate committee

April 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO—A bill to ensure that criminal threats against locations such as a school campus or an event are treated the same as threats against specific individuals today passed the Senate Public Safety Committee on a 7-0, unanimous and bipartisan vote.


State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) said his bill, SB 821, would help fill a gap in the Penal Code to extend prosecution against those threatening to inflict harm on any community, even when a particular person is not named in the threat.


Legislative Jewish Caucus supports AB 2844 to protect California’s strategic partnerships with Israel: Calls BDS attempts misguided and unconscionable

April 05, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) today announced that the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, which he chairs, will support a measure to ban state contracts with any company participating in a boycott of Israel.