Media Advisory
Tuesday, April 19, 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.

Budget and Oversight: K-12 Education Statewide Accountability, Academic Content Standards, Assessments, and the K-12 High Speed Network

Press Release

SB 1407 Will Require Self-Made Guns to Receive Serial Number from DOJ

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee today approved a bill by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to close a loophole in current law that makes it extremely difficult to track self-assembled guns – or “ghost guns.”

Press Release

SB 93 Expedites the Delivery of $176.6 Million to Communities Contaminated by the Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

Monday, April 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today voted 39-0 to approve SB 93 by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to expedite the delivery of $176.6 million in cleanup funds to communities contaminated by the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.  Governor Brown is expected to sign the measure, SB 93, in the coming days.

Press Release
Monday, April 18, 2016

To learn more, sign the pledge, watch videos and see photos of today’s event, visit: http://www.transformcalifornia.com 

Media Advisory
Wednesday, April 13, 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.

Joint Informational Hearing: 2016 Elections: Procedures and Costs

Press Release
Monday, April 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Committee on Public Employment and Retirement today approved a bill by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León to implement a retirement-savings plan for private-sector employees – primarily low- and middle-income earners.

The measure, SB 1234, aims to benefit the nearly 7 million workers in California who do not have access to retirement plans through their jobs, placing them at high-risk of retiring into poverty.

Press Release
Friday, April 08, 2016

San Gabriel High School Student Leo Liu spoke about how SB 1050 will help many realize their dreams of going to college (4/8/16)

Media Advisory
Thursday, April 07, 2016

At a press conference in San Gabriel Friday morning, members of the state Senate will announce the introduction SB 1050, a measure to boost college admissions for low-income students by incentivizing K-12 school districts and charter schools to provide access to more rigorous college-readiness coursework.

Press Release
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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

Press Release
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the appointment of Carlos Manuel Sada Solana as the new Mexican Ambassador to the United States: