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Today's Events: 05/04/2016

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Next Senate Floor Session will convene Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Regular Session: Check-in Session - 9:00 a.m.
GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE: 9:30 a.m.
RULES: 1:30 p.m.

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 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 Ricardo Lara poses with individuals from the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

  • Members of the Senate welcome the Honorable Sergey Sarkisov, Consul General of the Republic of Armenia in Los Angeles and guests from the Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region to the Senate Floor to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

  • 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.

  • Senator Tom Berryhill recognizes April as National Donate Life Month

  • Senator Jean Fuller presents a resolution to Robert Yordt, Lakeview Elementary School, who was named the Colonel of the School Safety Patrol, representing nine school districts in the San Diego area

  • 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.

  • Senators Connie Leyva and Mike Morrell welcome San Bernardino Early Responders to the Senate chamber.

  • Members of the bipartisan Inland Empire Caucus pose with individuals representing the over 300 first responders and emergency personnel who responded to the December 2, 2015 terror attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

  • 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

  • Senators Hannah-Beth Jackson and Fran Pavley present a resolution to Richard Rush, President of the California State University, Channel Islands, who is retiring after 15 years of service.

  • Senator Jim Nielsen is joined by Senate colleagues in honoring Roger Hanlin, President of California Land Surveyors, in recognition of National Surveyors' Week

  • 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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