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Senate Leader to Introduce 100% Clean Energy Measure

May 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D – Los Angeles) is set to unveil Senate Bill 100 on Tuesday, which would require California to generate 100 percent of its electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2045.

 

WHO:

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles)

Senator Henry Stern (D-Agoura Hills)

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego)

Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego)

Danielle Osborn-Mills, California Director, American Wind Energy Association

Senate Leader de León Responds to Court Ruling Blocking President's Order that Threatens Cities and Counties that Protect Immigrants

April 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in response to a federal judge’s ruling against President Trump’s order to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that refuse to assist in the enforcement of immigration laws:

Statement from California Senate Leader on U.S. Attorney General Request

April 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D- Los Angeles), released the following statement responding to letters sent by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session to the state of California, and other cities and counties, regarding compliance with immigration law enforcement. Attached is a recent letter from legal counsel for the California State Legislature on the same matter.

President pro Tempore de León Announces Appointments

April 19, 2017

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

Ruben A. Osorio, a Democrat from Chula Vista, has been appointed to the Acupuncture Board. Mr. Osorio is a Regional Sales Supervisor for Dion International Trucks. The effective date of this appointment will be June 1, 2017. His term end date shall be June 1, 2021. Compensation shall be $100 per diem and expenses.

Senate Energy Committee Approves Legislation to Extend Prop 39 Funding in Bipartisan Vote

April 18, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote of 10 to 1, the Senate Energy & Utilities Committee approved legislation to extend and modify The Clean Energy Jobs Act, which will continue funding to school districts, county offices of education, charter schools, and community colleges to support energy efficiency and alternative energy projects with the goal of reducing operating costs and improving health and safety in public schools.

 

Senate Floor Remarks — SB 54 (De Leon) The California Values Act

April 03, 2017

President Trump has vowed to punish so-called “sanctuary cities.” He claims sanctuary policies make cities more dangerous.

The President needs to read up. He is wrong about immigrants and wrong about what makes our communities safer. Recent research by a UC San Diego professor shows sanctuary counties are not only safer than comparable non-sanctuary jurisdictions but are also better off economically.

California Senate Set to Vote Today on SB 54 California Values Act

April 03, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate will vote today on a recently amended bill by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) to head off a Trump Administration plan to enlist state and local police as immigration enforcement agents.

Senate Leader de León will take questions from the news media outside the Senate Chambers immediately following the vote.