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Today's Events: 12/14/2018

2019-20 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

RULES: 10:30 a.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

  • Seven year old Kiran Dong of Valencia presents his classroom's Christmas card to the Governor and First Lady Anne Gust Brown before the start of the 87th Annual California State Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony in Sacramento.

  • The Governor and First Lady Anne Gust Brown light the 2018 Capitol Christmas tree with the help of Kiran Dong. Kiran, who was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome, receives services through North Los Angeles County Regional Center and attends second grade at Tesoro del Valle Elementary School in Valencia.

  • The 2018 California State Capitol Christmas tree is a 65-foot white fir from the Latour Demonstration State Forest located near Redding in Shasta County, the seventh Capitol Christmas tree to come from a state forest managed by CAL FIRE on behalf of the public.

  • The tree has been decorated with approximately 10,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs, and 900 ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • The Sacramento Children's Chorus, under the direction of Alexander Grambow performs the National Anthem before the start of session

  • Presentation of the Colors by C.K. McClatchy High School Junior ROTC Unit CA-841

  • California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye is escorted into the Senate Chamber by Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson, Connie Leyva, Patricia Bates and Ling Ling Chang

  • Twenty re-elected and newly-elected Senators are sworn into office by Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Monday, December 3, 2018.  

  • Senators Jim Nielsen, Anna Caballero, Robert Hertzberg, Bob Archuleta, Melissa Hurtado and Holly Mitchell

  • Senators Richard Pan, Bob Wieckowski, Connie Leyva, Mike McGuire and Ben Allen

  • Senators Andreas Borgeas, Jeff Stone, Patricia Bates and Brian Jones

  • Senators Ben Hueso, Maria Elena Durazo, Tom Umberg, Shannon Grove and Susan Rubio

  • Senators Brian Jones and Hannah-Beth Jackson

  • Senator Bob Wieckowski snaps a cell phone image of Senator Bill Dodd with Governor-elect Gavin Newsom

  • Senators Andreas Borgeas and Shannon Grove confer during the first day of the 2019-2020 Regular Session

  • Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning and newly sworn-in Senator Maria Elena Durazo

  • Lt. Governor-elect Eleni Kounalakis greets Senator Susan Rubio

  • Former Senators Martha Escutia and Dean Florez greet Senator Jerry Hill before the start of session

  • Senator Tom Umberg introduces his first Senate bill

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