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Today's Events: 05/28/2016

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Next Senate Floor Session will convene Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 12 noon.

First Extraordinary: Upon Call of the President pro Tempore.

Message from the Senate President pro Tempore

Photo of Senate President pro Tem Kevin de LeónThank you for visiting the California Senate’s website. An engaged citizenry is the bedrock of a thriving democracy. To facilitate that participation, we hope you’ll visit our new live-streaming option where for the first time you can view all regularly scheduled hearings within the Capitol from your own computer, tablet or smart phone. We recognize not everyone can get to Sacramento to participate in the legislative process, so we'll bring those hearings to you.

Kevin de León
Senate President pro Tempore

Photos of the Week

  • Senator Ben Hueso welcomes a group of local elected leaders from Michoacán Mexico, led by Presidente Municipal del Honorable Gerardo Torres Ochoa of Ayuntamiento de Zacapu

  • Senators Steve Glazer and Ben Allen present resolutions to 2016 CIF Scholar-Athletes Sophia Brown and Kelly Blake.

  • The Senate adjourned in the memory of Prince Rogers Nelson.  Senators Bob Wieckowski, Holly Mitchell, Connie Leyva, Isadore Hall, Bill Monning, Steve Glazer and Richard Pan wear purple in honor of the multi-talented musician, singer, songwriter.

  • Senator Huff introduces parents, children and advocates representing the national group Food Allergy Research Education (FARE)

  • Senators Andy Vidak, Joel Anderson and Marty Block welcome the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce to the Senate floor 

  • Senators Bill Monning, Joel Anderson, Jeff Stone and Jim Nielsen welcome Kevin Mount and representatives from The Art of Autism, to the Senate chamber.

  • Senator Bob Hertzberg presents a resolution to Granada Hills High School teacher Marilyn Koziatek and her students who won the National Academic Decathlon Competition for the fifth time in six years.

  • Senators Janet Nguyen and Richard Pan welcome distinguished individuals representing the Asian Pacific Islander community in California. 

  • Senator Marty Block introduces a group with Hadassah of Southern California

  • Senator Ben Allen introduced a group with the tourism industry in recognition of California Travel and Tourism Month

  • Senators Connie Leyva, Tony Mendoza, Ricardo Lara and Isadore Hall present a resolution to Alice Goff in recognition of her work.

  • Senator Janet Nguyen presents a resolution to Jenny Do for her leadership in the Vietnamese-American community and for the creation of the Ao Dai Day

  • Senator Ben Hueso poses with the 2016 Latino Spirit Award honorees. From Left: Senator Hueso, Mickey Ibarra, Marco Lizarraga, Samantha Bricio, Kamala Lopez, Dr. Mario J. Molina, Barbara Torres, Beatriz Porto, Margarita Porto, Esteban Hernandez and Assemblymember Luis Alejo.

  • Senator Steve Glazer introduces representatives of Sunflower Hill in recognition of Autism Awareness Month

  • Senators Ricardo Lara, Tony Mendoza, Bill Monning, Connie Leyva, Richard Pan, Holly Mitchell, Mark Leno, Bob Hertzberg, Isadore Hall, Bob Huff, Marty Block and former Senator Curren Price welcome members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority to the Senate Floor.

  • Senator Richard Roth addresses a gathering at the "Remembering Our Fallen from California” opening ceremony at the California Museum.  This traveling memorial depicts the deeply personal stories of hundreds of California service members who have perished since September 11, 2001. 

  • "Remembering Our Fallen from California” honors California troops from all branches of the U.S. military who have died while serving their country since September 11, 2001.

  • Workers put finishing touches on a pair of monolithic pillars that have been returned to the Capitol grounds.  Five of these pillars stood in Capitol Park from 1889 to 1952, but were removed as part of a major modification and modernization of the grounds. 

  • In 2016, a pair of the original monolithic pillars were acquired from the grounds of a Sacramento-area church property and re-installed on the west steps of the Capitol.

  • In recognition of Biotechnology Day, Senator Jerry Hill introduces Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, and Ian Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Genentech

  • Senator Fuller presents a resolution to singer Pat Boone, actor Robert Hays and others for the work on behalf of USBloodDonors.org, an organization devoted to increasing the supply of blood donations available to emergency personnel. 

  • Senator Richard Roth recognizes Debbie George, Michelle Thornburg, and Robyn Lopez - mothers of children with Type 1 diabetes who founded "Education, Awareness, Support, Empowerment on Type 1 Diabetes" in an effort to bring awareness to the disease.

  • Senator Bob Huff presents a resolution to Washington Middle School (La Habra) students and their teacher for entering the Lexus Eco Challenge contest as "The Water Guardians" and winning $10,000 for their water saving efforts.

  • Senators Bob Wieckowski and Jim Beall

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