Press Release
Thursday, April 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and the California Fair Paycheck Coalition today announced a new legislative effort, SB 588, to curtail wage theft and restore the California dream for low-wage workers.

Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sacramento - A Senate committee today approved SB 674, a public-safety measure jointly authored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to encourage immigrant victims of crime in California to report crimes and collaborate with local law enforcement to attain justice for all Californians.

Press Release
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO –The California Senate website now includes an unprecedented amount of information on oversight, including a list of upcoming hearings, and an archive of past hearing videos, agendas and reports: http://senate.ca.gov/content/senate-oversight-hearings. All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage.

Misuse of Psychotropic Medication in Foster Care

Press Release
Monday, April 20, 2015

SACRAMENTO – To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the Senate today joined its leader, Pro Tem Kevin de León, and called on the President and Congress to “formally and consistently” reaffirm the historical truth of the greatest atrocity of World War I. Senate Floor session video.

Press Release
Friday, April 17, 2015

VERNON – Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) was joined on a check-presentation tour Friday, April 17, 2015, by Vernon Mayor Michael McCormick, members of the Vernon City Council, and the Vernon CommUNITY Fund Grant Committee, who presented grant award checks totaling $244,500 to six Southeast L.A. area nonprofit organizations serving the human service needs of women, children, youth and families.

Press Release
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California students are closer to receiving increased education and awareness regarding sexual assault and healthy relationships, after the Senate Education Committee voted unanimously (8-0) to pass Senate Bill 695. Under the legislation, health courses, which are a condition of graduation for a majority of California high school students, will provide instruction on affirmative consent, sexual harassment, assault, violence, and the importance of developing positive, healthy relationships.

Press Release
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, has announced the following appointments by the Rules Committee:

Senator Sharon Runner, a Republican from Lancaster, has been appointed to the State Allocation Board. Her term on the committee is a pleasure term and the compensation is actual and necessary expenses.

Media Advisory
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO –The California Senate website now includes an unprecedented amount of information on oversight, including a list of upcoming hearings, and an archive of past hearing videos, agendas and reports: http://senate.ca.gov/content/senate-oversight-hearings. All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage.

Pages