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Today's Events: 12/07/2016

2017-18 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:00 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

  • The swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected and recently re-elected members of the California Senate

  • From Left: Senators Scott Wiener, Bill Monning, Cathleen Galgiani, Richard Roth, Jerry Hill, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Ricardo Lara, Toni Atkins, Steve Glazer, Henry Stern, Bill Dodd, Nancy Skinner, Anthony Portantino, Steven Bradford and Jim Beall take the oath of office.

  • From Left: Senators Josh Newman, Mike Morrell, Scott Wilk, Ted Gaines and John Moorlach

  • Senators Richard Roth, Jerry Hill, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Ricardo Lara, Toni Atkins and Steve Glazer

  • Senators Henry Stern, Bill Dodd, Nancy Skinner and Anthony Portantino

  • Senators Anthony Portantino, Steve Bradford and Jim Beall

  • A Christmas tree decorated with Victorian-era ornaments, adorns the 1906 Governor's historic office in the state Capitol

  • The Governor's Anteroom Office (1906)

  • The 1906 Treasurer's Office was housed in the State Capitol building.

  • The Capitol rotunda is decorated with garlands, poinsettias and Christmas trees, creating a festive backdrop for holiday musical performances.  Franklin High School Vocal Ensemble performs before an audience of friends, family members and tourists.

  • High Voltage (El Dorado Theater Company) performs in the Capitol rotunda

  • Franklin High School Vocal Ensemble performs in the Capitol Rotunda on December 1, 2016

  • John Adams Academy Choir

  • John Adams Academy Choir

  • This year’s Capitol Christmas tree is a 60-foot white fir, weighing more than 6,600 pounds.  It grew in the 9,033-acre Latour Demonstration State Forest in eastern Shasta County. 

  • Workers adorn the Capitol Christmas tree. When completed, the tree will have approximately 10,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs, and 900 ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities.

  • The public is invited to join Governor Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown in lighting the California State Capitol Christmas Tree on Monday, December 5, 2016.  The program begins at 4:30 PM.

  • As part of an effort to conserve water at Capitol Park, a renovation of the South lawn is underway, which will save an estimated 580,000 gallons a year.

  • The water conservation project as seen from the South portico.

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