Press Release
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León released the following statement regarding today’s vote by the Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System to divest from U.S. thermal coal companies and to initiate engagement with non-U.S. companies:

Press Release
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

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

 

Press Release

Independent Review Panel Details Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Failures to Protect Public, Environment

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said today that a new report on the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) reveals an organization failing to perform its basic function of protecting the public and environment from industrial hazardous waste and contamination.

“DTSC’s shortcomings have placed the health and wellbeing of whole communities in serious risk,” said Senator De León. “We now have an independent report that presents an excellent framework for reforming a department facing significant challenges.”

Media Advisory
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

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.

California’s Community Colleges: Implementation of Student Success

Education Committee (Liu)

Press Release
Monday, February 01, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement in celebration of Black History Month:

“February is Black History Month. It is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and contributions African Americans have made in our country’s on-going efforts to achieve the promise of its creed – that all men are created equal.

Press Release

White House Praises California Action to Integrate New Americans

Friday, January 29, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) joined members of the California Latino and Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucuses, as well as a coalition of community advocates and nonprofit stakeholders, in announcing the final grant recipients of a record $15 million investment in immigrant services funding from One California.

 

Press Release

Author of SB 350 Notes Progress in Bill’s Implementation

Thursday, January 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on today’s decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to price rooftop solar installations, also known as net metering:

Media Advisory

Caucuses Supported Record $15 Million in Grants for Immigration Services Administrative Relief for Immigrants Will Bring up to 40,000 Children Out of Poverty

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WHAT:           The California Legislative Latino Caucus and California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus along with a coalition of community advocates and nonprofit stakeholders will be holding a press conference to announce the final recipients of “One California” grants, a program to increase awareness of the services provided to immigrants.

Media Advisory
Monday, January 25, 2016

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.

Oversight: Science and Policy Update on Ocean Acidification--the "Evil Twin" of Climate Change

Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee (Pavley)