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Today's Events: 11/13/2018

2017-18 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

SELECT COMMITTEE ON CAREER TECHNOLOGY AND THE NEW ECONOMY: 10 a.m. - (Please note time and room change)

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

  • Governor Jerry Brown congratulates the Senate on a successful and productive end of the 2017-2018 legislative session. From left: Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning, Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates, Governor Brown, pro Tem Emeritus Kevin de León, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Senator Jim Nielsen.

  • Senators Jeff Stone and Ted Gaines

  • Minority Leader Patricia Bates

  • The Senate honors the 2018 California Council on Science and Technology Fellows: Dr. Magdalena Gutowska, Dr. Christopher Francis, Dr. Jeffery Song and  Dr. Teresa Feo. 

  • Senators Pan, Leyva, Glazer, Monning, Hertzberg, Atkins, Mitchell, Bates, Moorlach, Dodd, Fuller, Skinner and Wieckowski congratulate retiring Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor.  Taylor has served the Legislative Analyst's Office for 40 years.

  • Senator Ricardo Lara presents a resolution recognizing California Firefighters Appreciation Month and California Firefighters Memorial Day.

  • Senators Beall, Monning, Hill, Galgiani, Lara, Delgado, Mitchell and Stone congratulate the USC Trojan Women's Relay Team. Runner Kendall Ellis brought their team from fifth to first place in her anchor leg to win the NCAA Track and Field Division I women's Championships.

  • Senator Jim Nielsen recognizes the contributions of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Scott Kernan, on his retirement from state service. 

  • Senator Joel Anderson is joined by Senators Jean Fuller, Jim Nielsen and Patricia Bates in recognizing the American Nurses Association of California.

  • Senators Steven Bradford and Anthony Cannella

  • With her family looking on, Senator Vanessa Delgado is sworn into office to represent the 32nd Senate District.

  • Senator Vanessa Delgado 

  • Senator Anthony Portantino is joined by Senator Scott Wilk in welcoming members of Homenetmen, an Armenian General Athletic Union and Scouts organization devoted to sports and scouting. 

  • Senator Ling Ling Chang

  • Senator Cathleen Galgiani presents a resolution to athletes with the Modesto Nuts, a minor league baseball team in Modesto, who won the 2017 California League Championship Series

  • Senator Mike McGuire introduces leaders of the California Tribal Chairmen Association

  • The Honorable John Ajaka, President of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of New South Wales addresses the Senate during his delegation's visit to the California Senate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Senators John Moorlach and Richard Pan

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

  • 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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