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Today's Events: 08/14/2018

2017-18 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Regular Session: Check-in Session - 9:00 a.m.
PUBLIC SAFETY: 9:30 a.m.
JUDICIARY: 1:30 p.m.

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 Richard Pan and Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins welcome Japanese American veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team to the Senate floor. 

  • Senators Allen, Monning, Leyva, Galgiani, Wiener, Dodd, Skinner, Pan, Wieckowski, Stern, Atkins, Bradford, Nguyen, Moorlach, Bates, Chang, Nielsen and Gaines pose with veterans of the 442nd in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the formation of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. 

  • With her husband Andrew Wong at her side, Senator Ling Ling Chang is sworn into office by Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye. Senator Chang represents the 29th Senate District.

  • Senator Jeff Stone presents a resolution to Great Oak High School boys and girls cross country team members. Both teams won the 2017 California Interscholastic Federation Division 1 State Cross Country Championship

  • Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson, Bob Hertzberg and Henry Stern welcome and congratulate El Camino Real Charter High School students who are this year's National Academic Decathlon Champions.

  • Senators Jim Beall, Richard Pan, Holly Mitchell, Cathleen Galgiani, Ted Gaines, Connie Leyva and Steven Bradford join Senator Ricardo Lara in presenting a resolution to community leaders in the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community.

  • Senator Ricardo Lara 

  • Senators Ted Gaines and Mike McGuire meet with members of California Boys' State during executive session.

  • Senator Henry Stern discusses policymaking issues with members of the Boys' State. California Boys' State is a week-long program for rising high school seniors in the duties, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship.

  • This year's recipients of the California State Senate Alumni Association Scholarships are Nathan Perez, Margaret Walsh, Danielle Heiser, Brian Harreld and Gilberto Padilla. Not shown: Michelle Gladstein Brandabur.

  • Senator Bob Hertzberg meets with 4th graders from Oakwood Elementary School who are in Sacramento to learn more about the legislative process.

  • Senator Steve Glazer quizzes a group of 5th graders from St. Francis of Assisi school in Concord during their tour of the Capitol.

  • Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates offers a "birthday" greeting to Senator Tom Berryhill on the 17th anniversary of his heart transplant.

  • Senators Bill Monning, Bob Wieckowski, Holly Mitchell and Henry Stern join Senator Jim Beall in presenting a resolution to Eritrean-American Community members in recognition of Eritrean Indepdendence Day. 

  • Senator Ben Allen presents resolutions to three UCLA teams: Women's Beach Volleyball, Men's Water Polo and Women's Gymnastics for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship.

  • Senator Joel Anderson presents a resolution to sixth grade student Ashlyn Castro on her promotion to Colonel of the School Safety Patrol Program and assisting in the safe crossing of elementary students to and from school.

  • Senators Toni Atkins, Joel Anderson, Jean Fuller and Ted Gaines welcome Barbara Wright to the Senate chamber

  • Senator John Moorlach presents a resolution to Heinz Ludke, ALS Association Board member, in recognition of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Awareness Month.

  • Senators Richard Roth and Connie Leyva welcome a group of officials from the city of Grand Terrace in recognition of the 40th Anniversary of that city's incorporation.

  • Senators Jim Beall, Richard Pan, Kevin de Leon, Steven Bradford and Toni Atkins congratulate CalTrans' newly appointed Inspector General, Debbie Lumpkin.  

  • Senators Galgiani, Hueso, Bradford, Vidak and Moorlach welcome 2018 Latino Spirit Awards honorees: Lupita Lomeli, Cheech Marin, Chauncey Veatch, Hector Barajas-Varela, Lalo Alcaraz, Gavina family, Liz Hernandez, Faith Florez and Melinda Cuellar.  

  • Senator Mike McGuire presents a resolution to John Roney, Park Manager of Sugar Loaf Ridge State Park for his heroism and bravery in evacuating park visitors during the October 2017 fires. 

  • Senators Jackson, Pan, Monning, Gaines and Vidak welcome families and advocates to the Senate floor in recognition of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (May 2018). 

  • Senator Anthony Portantino welcomes individuals affiliated with the Armenian community in commemoration of the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

  • Senator Steve Glazer welcomes CalTrans Bay Area Director, Bijan Sartipi to the Senate floor

  • Senators John Moorlach and Richard Pan

  • Senator Ted Gaines and Minority Leader Patricia Bates

  • Senators Wiener, Wieckowski, Pan, Stern, Monning, Mitchell, Leyva, Hueso, Dodd, Bradford, and Hill recognize labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.  

  • Senator Nancy Skinner welcomes Stefano M. Bertozzi MD, PhD, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Public Health, in celebration of the school's 75th anniversary. 

  • Senator Janet Nguyen is joined by Senators Morrell, Allen, Monning, Nielsen, Moorlach, Bates, Gaines and Vidak in welcoming Huntington Beach Mayor Mike Posey and surfers from around the state, in recognition of California Surfing Day.

  • The Senate welcomes seven women Presidents of the California State University system who now represent a majority of the Presidents in the CSU system. 

  • Senator Ben Allen introduces representatives of the Transportation Communications Union

  • Senator Ricardo Lara is joined by colleagues Senators Mitchell, Wieckowski, Hueso, Stern, Hertzberg, de Leon and Jackson in welcoming individuals who participated in the 1968 Chicano Student Walkouts

  • Senator Jean Fuller is joined by Senators Pan, Roth, Leyva, Hill, Allen, Stern, Wilk, Atkins, Wieckowski and Newman in welcoming Carol Ford and Christopher Bollinger, representatives of the Aviation and Aerospace industries, acknowledging this year's California Aerospace and Aviation Days.

  • Senator Bill Dodd adjourns the Senate in the memory of the three Pathway Home employees killed in Yountville earlier this month.

  • Senators Bob Wieckowski, Jerry Hill, Jim Beall and Bill Dodd welcome representatives of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District

  • California's state Capitol in February

  • Senators Ben Hueso and Bill Monning

  • Senator Nancy Skinner

  • Senators Mike Morrell and Scott Wilk

  • Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson and Jerry Hill

  • Senator Steve Glazer's "California Bear Flag" socks 

  • Senators Mike McGuire and Joel Anderson

  • Senator Jerry Hill presents a bill during a late night legislative session

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