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August 31, 2016


SACRAMENTO -- The Senate today sent Governor Brown a landmark measure by California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) that launches a retirement-security program for nearly 7 million private-sector workers in California who are currently without one.

The Senate’s approval of the California Secure Retirement Savings Program, SB 1234, by a bipartisan vote of 27-12 caps a six-year effort by Senator de León who worked with the Obama administration to make way for this first-of-its-kind state plan.

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today on the passing of Greg Schmidt, former Secretary of the California State Senate.

“Today, we mourn the passing of a dear friend and former colleague, Greg Schmidt. Greg served as Secretary of the Senate under four Senate Pro Tems: Senators Lockyer, Burton, Perata, and Steinberg. He retired in 2014.

August 25, 2016


SACRAMENTO - El presidente pro Tempore del Senado de California, Kevin de León (D-Los Ángeles), emitió la siguiente declaración hoy tras la aprobación en la Asamblea de la medida SB 1234, la cual pretende crear un plan de ahorros con vistas a la jubilación para aproximadamente 7 millones de californianos/as, quienes actualmente carecen de acceso a estas prestaciones a través de sus empleadores.

August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement today with the Assembly’s approval of SB 1234 to create a retirement-savings plan for approximately 7 million Californians who currently lack access through their employers.

August 23, 2016

“Today the California Assembly provided a jolt to climate action around the world by doubling our commitment to clean up our air and create the clean energy economy of the future. I want to deeply thank Senator Fran Pavley for her tireless climate leadership and for building a foundation that has become a shining example for the international community. I also want to thank Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Speaker Anthony Rendon for taking the initiative to make the important and necessary reforms to get us to this historic day.”


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August 17, 2016

Reconociendo la urgente necesidad de actuar sobre el cambio climático y el aprovechamiento de los históricos programas medioambientales del California, el Senado Estatal ha presentado hoy una propuesta ambiciosa de gasto para aumentar el acceso a las energías limpias y construir comunidades más fuertes en todo el estado.  La propuesta (AB 1613) asigna $1.2 mil millones en los ingresos no gastados de las subastas de límites máximos y comercio del estado para los programas que da

August 17, 2016

Recognizing the urgent need to act on climate change and taking advantage of California’s hallmark environmental programs, the California State Senate today presented an ambitious spending proposal to increase access to clean energy and build more resilient communities across the state.

August 12, 2016

HOLLYWOOD – Programs like California’s Film & Television Tax Credit 2.0 are contributing to the state’s robust job creation and GDP growth that’s outpacing the rest of the nation, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) said today in a keynote address to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“We’ve weathered a global financial crisis and come back even stronger than before,” said Senator de León at the Hollywood Chamber’s second annual State of the State Luncheon hosted by Paramount Studios.

August 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Senate today approved a bi-partisan resolution by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) that urges President Obama to direct the federal government to shelf outdated blood-donor-suitability policies that discriminate against gay men.

Senate Joint Resolution 26 asks the Federal Drug Administration to develop science-based policies and criteria on risky behavior rather than sexual orientation.

August 10, 2016

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