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Today's Events: 12/06/2019

2019-20 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene on Monday, January 6, 2020 (time to be announced).

Message from the Senate President pro Tempore

Photo of Senate President pro Tem Toni G. AtkinsWelcome to the website of the California Senate. Here, you can find everything you need to stay informed and engaged in the legislation being considered in our house – legislative calendars, details on policy committees, helpful resources, live-streamed and archived videos, information on each of the Senators who represent the state’s 40 districts and how to contact us, and more. Thank you for participating and helping us improve California for everyone who lives here.

Toni G. Atkins
Senate President pro Tempore


Photos of the Week

  • Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the Senate Energy, Utilities, and Communications Committee convened an oversight hearing on November 18, 2019  to look into utilities’ practice of shutting down electricity to avoid wildfires, as hot, dry, wind-driven fire weather returns to California. Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins listens to testimony from utility company representatives. 

  • Senators John Moorlach and Ben Hueso

  • Senators Jim Beall, Nancy Skinner and Susan Rubio at the Wildfire Hearing

  • To honor Californias’s suffrage centennial, the state Capitol and two other state buildings were bathed in purple and gold light 

  • The state Library and Courts building

  • The state Treasurer's office

  • Mervyn M. Dymally's family members, friends and former colleagues gather for the unveiling of a bust of Mervyn M Dymally, sculpted by Mr. Nijel Binn

  • Mr. Dymally served in nearly every house of governance in Sacramento: the California State Assembly (1963-1966), the State Senate (1967-1975), as the 41st lieutenant governor (1975-1979), and again in the State Assembly (2003-2008). He also held a seat in the the U.S. House of Representatives (1981-1993).

  •  The Mervyn Dymally bust will be placed near the Lt. Governor's office in the Capitol Annex. 

  • Springtime at the state Capitol

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