Press Release
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today recommended to the Senate Rules Committee the following appointments for the budget conference committee on the 2016-17 state budget:

Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) (Co-chair)

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)

Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley)

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber)

 

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Press Release

Bill Provides Support to K-12 System to Better Prepare Students for College

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate today passed legislation to better prepare California public school students from poor and working families for admission to state colleges and universities. SB 1050 passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan vote of 32-6 and now moves to the Assembly for further consideration.

Media Advisory
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and 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.

 

Marijuana Legalization (Proposed Initiative)

Joint Hearing Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (Hill)

Press Release
Thursday, May 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the California State Senate passed a comprehensive set of Assembly and Senate bills to improve public safety and stem the scourge of gun violence in California. The bills represent some of the most ambitious legislative action ever taken to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals, reduce the killing capacity of military-style firearms, and include a proposal to create a first-of-its-kind research center for gun-related violence. All measures passed the Senate floor today and are now on their way to the Assembly.

Press Release

California Legislature Taking Collaborative Action on Gun Control

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the Senate will vote on a comprehensive set of Senate and Assembly bills to improve public safety and stem the scourge of gun violence in California. The bills represent some of the most ambitious legislative action ever taken to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals, reduce the killing capacity of military-style firearms, and include a proposal to create a first-of-its-kind research center for gun-related violence.

Media Advisory
Monday, May 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and 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.

Press Release
Friday, May 13, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise budget proposal:

Press Release

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Claudia Mercado, a Democrat, from Oakland, was reappointed to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California. Ms. Mercado is President of Ranchito Azul and co-owner of Aztecali. She is a member and Chapter President of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and a member of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). Ms. Mercado has served as a Senate Rules Committee appointee on the Osteopathic Medical Board since May 2013. Her term end date is June 1, 2019 and compensation is $100 per day and necessary expenses.

Media Advisory

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and 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/medi

Monday, May 09, 2016

Oversight Hearing: Aliso Canyon and Southern California Energy Reliability

Energy, Utilities And Communications (Hueso)

Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. in State Capitol Room 2040

Press Release
Wednesday, May 04, 2016

“I want to express my congratulations and thanks to Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) and Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) for their tremendous success in protecting the health of future generations in California now that Governor Brown has signed their legislation into law.