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Today's Events: 02/16/2020

2019-20 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 2:00 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 Ben Allen marks the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation. Over 1 million Jews perished at Auschwitz. "On this 75th anniversary, we honor their memory, reflect, and educate about the Holocaust" 

  • Senator John Moorlach adjourns the Senate in memory of basketball legend, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant as well as the 7 others killed in a helicopter crash in California: John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli and Alyssa Altobelli; Christina Mauser; Sarah Chester and Payton Chester and the pilot Ara Zobayan.

  • Senator Maria Elena Durazo dons an LA Laker's #24 t-shirt in memory of the life and legacy of Kobe Bryant

  • Senator Brian Dahle presents a resolution recognizing Randy Robbins, winner of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual photo contest. The image shows a bald eagle snatching a trout from Antelope Lake in Plumas County. 

  • Senator Steven Bradford presents a resolution honoring the 91st birthday of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2020.

  • Senate President pro Tem Toni Atkins welcomes the Senate back into session after the interim recess

  • Senators Hertzberg, Bradford, Rubio, Caballero, Hurtado and Archuleta on the first day back to Capitol after the interim. 

  • Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove 

  • Senators Brian Jones and Anthony Portantino

  • Senators Susan Rubio and Tom Umberg

  • Senators Brian Dahle and Mike Morrell

  • 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

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