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California’s Film and TV Tax Credit Program Continues to Stimulate Economy, Create Jobs

June 13, 2016

 

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today congratulated the California Film Commission as it launched year two of the retooled and expanded film and TV tax credit program by naming the first round of recipients for the new fiscal year.

*ADVISORY* Senate Informational Hearings

June 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. More information on upcoming hearings is available at http://senate.ca.gov/senate-oversight-hearings/upcoming.

Statement: California Senate Leader on the Tragedy in Orlando

June 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement on the attack in Orlando:

"Yet again. 

"A mass shooting happens across the nation but we always feel it right in our hearts. My heart right now aches tremendously for the families of the victims in Orlando. These were real lives that were lost, not just a number, and I can only imagine the infinite sea of sorrow this terrible tragedy has caused. 

STATEMENT: Pro Tem Congratulates Senator Mitchell on Maximum Family Grant Repeal

June 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement following the passage of the Budget Conference Committee report: 

Pro Tem de León, Speaker Rendon Statement on Budget Conference Report

June 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement following the passage of the Budget Conference Committee report:

*ADVISORY* Senate Informational Hearings

June 07, 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. More information on upcoming hearings is available at http://senate.ca.gov/senate-oversight-hearings/upcoming.

Pro Tem Announces Appointments for Budget Conference Committee

May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today recommended to the Senate Rules Committee the following appointments for the budget conference committee on the 2016-17 state budget:

Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) (Co-chair)

Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel)

Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley)

Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens)

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber)

 

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State Senate Passes “College Ready” Legislation

May 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO - The California State Senate today passed legislation to better prepare California public school students from poor and working families for admission to state colleges and universities. SB 1050 passed overwhelmingly with bipartisan vote of 32-6 and now moves to the Assembly for further consideration.

*ADVISORY* Senate Informational Hearings

May 24, 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.

 

Marijuana Legalization (Proposed Initiative)

Joint Hearing Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (Hill)

Senate Passes Sweeping Set of Bills to Prevent Gun Violence

May 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – On Thursday, the California State Senate passed a comprehensive set of Assembly and Senate bills to improve public safety and stem the scourge of gun violence in California. The bills represent some of the most ambitious legislative action ever taken to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals, reduce the killing capacity of military-style firearms, and include a proposal to create a first-of-its-kind research center for gun-related violence. All measures passed the Senate floor today and are now on their way to the Assembly.