Powering the New Economy
On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and the Environmental Quality Committee will hold a joint hearing at 6 p.m. March 5 at Torrance City Hall to address the recent ExxonMobil Refinery explosion in Torrance, CA. Witnesses from the community, Exxon Mobil, first responders and air quality/environmental agencies will answer questions on the emergency response, the refinery’s safety record, the impacts to the community and the state’s continued efforts to better prevent and coordinate the response to refinery incidents.
SACRAMENTO – For the first time, 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.
Senate Leader Introduces Legislation to Help Lift Working Parents out of Poverty, Give Child Care Providers a Voice in Fixing Broken System
SACRAMENTO – Statement by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on State of Texas v. United States of America:
Today, several members from the California State Senate introduced a package of legislative proposals that will strengthen California’s leadership in powering a new clean-energy economy. The proposals include historic benchmarks for pollution reduction, energy efficiency, and petroleum use that will spur innovation and investment and maintain California’s lead in creating jobs in the advanced energy sector. This will be the first series of bills introduced by Senate Democrats to combat climate change and preserve the environment.
Visiting the Museum of Latin American Art
WHEN: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 628 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
Super Sunday 2015 with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
WHEN: Sunday, February 8, 2015, 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Herscher Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90049
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 Ben Hueso, a Democrat from San Diego, has been appointed to the California Broadband Council. His term on the committee is a pleasure term and there is no compensation.
Senate Floor Session
WHEN: Monday, February 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
Riverside's Monday Morning Group Convened by Senator Richard Roth
WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: State Capitol Room 113, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Pro Tem will speak to the group, which formed in 1963, to address issues directly affect the region’s economy and quality of life, education, transportation, air and water quality, growth and economic development, and healthcare.
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) today issued eight violations of state hazardous waste laws against Exide Technologies, which operates a lead battery recycling plant in Vernon. California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement: