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Today's Events: 03/06/2015

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Senate has adjourned until Monday, March 9, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.


Message from the Senate President pro Tem

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 Allen displays the "Vulcan salute" as he adjourns the Senate in memory of Star Trek actor, Leonard Nimoy

  • Senator Bob Hertzberg welcomes the Danish Minister of Taxation and his delegation to the Senate chamber.

  • Senator Tony Mendoza presents a resolution to CTA Board Member, Tony Boyd in honor of Read Across America Day

  • Senator Marty Block presents a resolution in recognition of Multiple Sclerosis Week

  • A full-size mock-up of a high-speed rail train on display at the base of the Capitol west steps. The train was open for public tours on February 25-26th.

  • The general public was able to view and tour the 50-foot-long, life-sized mock-up of a Bullet train, outside the state Capitol.

  • Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco, and James Villeneuve, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, accompanied by Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Eric Sheppard, are introduced on the Senate floor.

  • The Honorable Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada in San Francisco addresses the Senate during floor session.

  • Senators Anthony Cannella and Jean Fuller welcome seven engineers to the Senate floor in recognition of National Engineers' Week

  • Senator Joel Anderson is joined by Senators Ted Gaines, Jeff Stone and Mike Morrell in congratulating the California Federation of Women's Clubs for 115 years of service, and for placing the tree markers in Capitol Park.

  • Senator Fran Pavley recognizes Paul Junger Witt (second from left) for his fifteen years of service to the State Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Senators Mike McGuire, Mark Leno and Jerry Hill welcome visitors from the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District.

  • Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblyman Brian Dahle recognize CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Darin Quigley for his leadership and dedication as Boles Fire Incident Commander in Weed, California even after learning his own home was burning. 

  • Senator Gaines and Assemblyman Dahle honor Firefighter Henry Ochs from CAL FIRE Siskiyou unit, who continued to fight the Boles Fire despite receiving word that his home was burning.

  • Battalion Chief Scott Tavalero is recognized on the Senate floor by Senator Ted Gaines and Assemblymember Brian Dahle for leadership and dedication during the Boles fire, despite losing his own home to the fire.

  • Firefighter Clay Mazzaglia is honored on the Senate floor by Senator Gaines and Assemblymember Dahle for continuing to fight the Boles Fire even after learning his home was burning.

  • Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins addressed the Senate to discuss the importance of the arts and rehabilitative powers on prison inmates.

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León meets with the Honorable Liduvina Magarin, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Salvadorans Abroad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador

  • Senators Holly Mitchell, Bill Monning and President pro Tempore Kevin de León welcome the Honorable Liduvina Magarin to the Senate floor

  • Senators Andy Vidak and Jean Fuller greet Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Wesley Clare on the Senate Floor.

  • Senators Richard Pan, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani welcome volunteers from the American Heart Association and Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute.  The volunteers were offering blood pressure and health screenings as part of Wear Red for Women day in California. 

  • Senators Ben Allen and Jeff Stone confer during the January 26, 2015 floor session

  • Senator Janet Nguyen speaks on behalf of SR 9, commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Senators Mike McGuire and Anthony Cannella

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