March 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Building upon California’s first-in-the nation ‘Yes Means Yes’ Campus Sexual Assault legislation, California Senate leader Kevin de León and Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Hannah-Beth Jackson announced Senate Bill 695 which will transform high school health curricula to educate adolescents on sexual assault prevention.

March 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO –The California Senate website now includes an unprecedented amount of information on oversight, including a list of upcoming hearings, and an archive of past hearing videos, agendas and reports: http://senate.ca.gov/content/senate-oversight-hearings. All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage.

Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC):  Program Overview, Recidivism Rates, and Evolving Best Practices

February 26, 2015

On Thursday, March 5, 2015, the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and the Environmental Quality Committee will hold a joint hearing at 6 p.m. March 5 at Torrance City Hall to address the recent ExxonMobil Refinery explosion in Torrance, CA. Witnesses from the community, Exxon Mobil, first responders and air quality/environmental agencies will answer questions on the emergency response, the refinery’s safety record, the impacts to the community and the state’s continued efforts to better prevent and coordinate the response to refinery incidents.  

February 23, 2015

SACRAMENTO – For the first time, the California Senate website now includes an unprecedented amount of information on oversight, including a list of upcoming hearings, and an archive of past hearing videos, agendas and reports: http://senate.ca.gov/content/senate-oversight-hearings. All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and now every hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage.

February 18, 2015

Senate Leader Introduces Legislation to Help Lift Working Parents out of Poverty, Give Child Care Providers a Voice in Fixing Broken System

February 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Statement by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on State of Texas v. United States of America:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
February 10, 2015

Today, several members from the California State Senate introduced a package of legislative proposals that will strengthen California’s leadership in powering a new clean-energy economy. The proposals include historic benchmarks for pollution reduction, energy efficiency, and petroleum use that will spur innovation and investment and maintain California’s lead in creating jobs in the advanced energy sector. This will be the first series of bills introduced by Senate Democrats to combat climate change and preserve the environment.