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Acting Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Vin Scully Day

July 08, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), in his capacity as Acting Governor, issued a proclamation today declaring July 8, 2016 as “Vin Scully Day” in the State of California to honor the legendary Los Angeles Dodgers announcer.

The text of the proclamation is below:

A PROCLAMATION

STATEMENT: Acting Governor de León on the Attacks on Law Enforcement in Dallas, Texas

July 08, 2016

LOS ANGELES - California Acting Governor and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León issued the following statement regarding the attacks on law enforcement in Dallas, Texas. 

"I deeply mourn with the families and friends of the five brave police officers killed in Dallas, Texas last night. As our nation continues to grapple with issues of race and gun safety, violence should never be the answer. In my capacity as Acting Governor, I have ordered flags in all state buildings to be lowered in the officers' memory until sunset on July 12."

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California Legislature Passes Nation’s Strongest Gun-Violence Prevention Measures

June 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) today released the following statements on the Legislature’s passage of the nation’s strongest gun-violence prevention measures.

Legislature Passes “No Place Like Home” Initiative to Tackle Homelessness

June 30, 2016

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature today gave final approval to the “No Place Like Home” initiative, a first-of-its kind plan to assist local communities in preventing and addressing homelessness. This proposal provides $2 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with mental illness.  The “No Place Like Home” initiative takes a “housing first” approach, which has been used successfully in other states and is considered best practice by many homeless advocates and social service experts.

President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointment

June 29, 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 appointment:

STATEMENT: Senate Pro Tem and Assembly Republican Leader Reach Agreement to Pass “No Place Like Home” Legislation

June 27, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley) today announced an agreement on the landmark ‘No Place Like Home’ legislation (AB 1618/AB 1622) to provide $2 billion for the housing and treatment of mentally ill Californians who are homeless, releasing the following statements:

STATEMENT: California Senate Leader on Result in U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court Case

June 23, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s deadlocked ruling in the U.S. v. Texas case:

STATEMENT: Senators React to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Shutdown Announcement

June 21, 2016

SACRAMENTOCalifornia Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senators Bill Monning (D-Carmel) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statements on the announcement by Pacific Gas & Electric, the country’s second largest utility, to shut down its Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant located near San Luis Obispo by 2024.

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

President pro Tempore De León Announces Appointments

June 21, 2016

Appointed June 20, 2016

Rachel Buenviaje, an Independent from Redondo Beach, was appointed to the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. She is a Marketing Manager for Nike, Inc. She is also a member of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, Filipino Women's Network, Culture Shock LA, and Women in Sports & Events. Her term end date is January 1, 2020 and compensation is reimbursement of actual and necessary travel expenses.

Senate Leader De León and Budget Chair Leno on Passage of 2016-17 State Budget

June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Budget Chair Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) released the following statements regarding the Senate’s passage of the 2016-17 state budget. Learn more about key components of the budget agreement at focus.senate.ca.gov/budget.

Senate Leader de León: