SB 185 Signed by Governor Brown
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law SB 185, which requires California’s public pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, to divest from holdings in thermal coal. The measure is the first of its kind in the nation. CalPERS and CalSTRS are the largest public pension funds in the nation, with $293 billion and $184 billion in assets, respectively.
SB 767 Allows LA Metro Ask County Voters to Fund Transit Projects
SACRAMENTO – On October 7, 2015, the Governor signed a measure by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León that authorizes Los Angeles County to seek a local tax increase to fund strategic transportation projects.
Enactment Signals Global Paradigm Shift In Clean Energy
Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León addresses supporters at Griffith Park Observatory signing ceremony, October 7, 2015
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. joins government, climate, business, environmental justice and community leaders in Los Angeles to sign landmark legislation – SB 350 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) – that bolsters California’s nation-leading commitment to energy efficiency, renewable energy and the fight against climate change.
SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every Capitol hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage http://senate.ca.gov. A video archive of hearings going back to 2005 is available via http://senate.ca.gov/media-archive.
Informational Hearing: California Earthquakes - Surviving the Mega-Quake
Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management (Rodriguez/Jackson)
First-in-the Nation Curriculum Legislation Signed by the Governor
SACRAMENTO – The Governor today signed a bill by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León that aims to prevent campus sexual assaults by educating high school students about affirmative consent, healthy dating relationships and the harsh consequences of aggressive and violent sexual behavior.
Senate Leader Condemns Arson Attack in Thousand Oaks and Political Games in Washington
LOS ANGELES – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León released the following statement today:
“I stand with Planned Parenthood every day. Women’s health should never be a pawn in political budget debates and men should not be making health decisions for women.
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Votes to Acquire Land from Union Pacific with Re-appropriated State Funds
LOS ANGELES – Marking a tremendous step forward in efforts to restore the Los Angeles River, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) has announced that the state is providing funds to help purchase the G-2 parcel, also known as the crown jewel of the L.A. River revitalization. In that effort, the state has set aside $25 million in unused park and water bond funds to help acquire this important piece of property.
SACRAMENTO - California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today issued the following statement:
"California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is working. We are delivering cleaner air, reduced carbon emissions, and decreasing dependence on fossil fuels. I strongly support the Air Resources Board’s re-adoption of the LCFS, and I urge the Board to continue its pursuit of regulations that decrease our reliance on fossil fuels as the predominant power source for our economy.