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Today's Events: 05/25/2017

2017-18 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene Friday, May 26, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Regular Session: Check-in Session - 9:00 a.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 Anthony Cannella welcomes guests to the Senate floor, relative to Motorcycle Awareness Month.  From Right, Glenn Phillips (ABATE CA), CHP Assistant Chief Kevin Davis, CHP Sergeant Larry Starkey, Senator Cannella, CHP Staff Services Manager Sue Barsanti, Cal Trans Deputy Director Steve Takigawa, Randy Weissman of OTS and Senator Tom Berryhill.

  • Senators Portantino, Gaines, Bates, Glazer, Bradford, Moorlach, Monning, Beall, de León, Wieckowski, Roth, Leyva, Mitchell and Stern wear green ribbons in support of Mental Health Awareness.

  • Governor Jerry Brown, along with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Senator Cathleen Galgiani lead the Walk of Honor for department representatives and family members of police officers who have died in the line of duty.

  • The California Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremonies are held the first week of May at the California Peace Officers’ Memorial Monument in Sacramento on State Capitol grounds. The ceremonies serve to formally enroll peace officers who have died in the line of duty the preceding year, pay tribute to the over 1500 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice since California became a state, and to honor the families left behind.

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León meets with former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer in his Capitol office

  • Senator Holly Mitchell is joined by Senators Mendoza, Jackson, and Fuller in welcoming the GALA girls (Girls Academic Leadership Academy) in observance of California Women and Girls in STEM Week.

  • Senator Jean Fuller recognizes first responders for their exemplary life-saving performance, dedication and compassionate care delivered to the residents of Kern County.These honorees are part of the California Ambulance Association’s “Stars of Life” event which recognizes paramedics, EMTs and emergency medical dispatchers from across the state.

  • Senator Joel Anderson addresses the Crime Victims United audience before being honored as Legislator of the Year.

  • Family and friends of victims of crime gather at the Capitol in honor of National Crime Victims Week 

  • California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye delivered her annual State of Judiciary address before a Joint Conference of the Legislature.

  • Senator Patricia Bates is joined by Senators Moorlach and Nguyen to present a resolution to San Clemente High School football coach, Jamie Ortiz, and players Brandon Reaves and Turner Tonkovich for winning the 2016 Interscholastic Federation Division 1-A State Football Championship

  • Senator Steven Bradford is joined by Senators Pan, Portantino, Mitchell and Dodd in welcoming Executive Commitee members of Delta Sigma Theta to the Senate

  • Senator Ben Allen introduced five California State Parents Association members during the March 27, 2017 session

  • Senator Jean Fuller welcomes Aviation and Aerospace representatives to the Senate chamber.

  • The California Capitol, along with landmarks around the world, went dark for Earth Hour on March 25th 2017 to bring awareness of the changing climate.

  • Senator Connie Leyva presides over the March 23, 2017 floor session

  • Senator Patricia Bates welcomes guests from the Marian Bergeson Excellence in Public Service Series.

  • Senator Jerry Hill presents a resolution in commemoration of National Surveyor's Week

  • Senator Jeff Stone during floor debate

  • Senators Mike McGuire and Jim Beall confer on the Senate floor

  • Happy Birthday to Senator Scott Wilk

  • Senator Jim Nielsen

  • Senators Anthony Portantino and Richard Pan

  • Senators Nancy Skinner and Ed Hernandez

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León introduces human rights activist and genocide survivor, John Dau.  For five years, as a child himself, Mr. Dau helped lead groups of displaced boys across Sudan for hundreds of miles facing starvation and disease.

  • Senators Robert Hertzberg, Bill Dodd, John Moorlach, Anthony Cannella, Jeff Stone, Jerry Hill and Jim Nielsen welcome John Dau to the Senate floor.

  • Senators Henry Stern, Bill Monning, Richard Pan, Connie Leyva, Steve Glazer, Ed Hernandez, Bob Wieckowski, Holly Mitchell, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Bob Hertzberg, Cathleen Galgiani, Kevin de León, Nancy Skinner, Ted Gaines, Patricia Bates, Steven Bradford, Janet Nguyen, Mike Morrell and John Moorlach pose with Sudanese human rights activist, John Dau.

  • Senator Tony Mendoza welcomes a group of constituents from the ABC Unified School District

  • Senators Richard Pan, Toni Atkins, Henry Stern, Bill Monning, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Ben Allen, Nancy Skinner, Ricardo Lara and Ed Hernandez welcome Actor and Director of the Actor's Gang Theater, Tim Robbins and Sabra Williams.

  • Senator Anthony Cannella presents a resolution in recognition of National Engineers Week 2017

  • Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller participate in a Roundtable discussion with members of the Senate of Mexico

  • Senators Steve Glazer, Ben Allen, Bill Monning, Kevin de León, Hannah-Beth Jackson and Nancy Skinner present a memorial resolution to Senator Hayden's widow and eldest son.

  • Senators Ben Allen and Henry Stern welcome student representatives from the YMCA's Youth in Government Program.

  • Senators Mitchell, Atkins, Mendoza, Jackson, de León, Fuller, Pan, Bradford, Skinner, Moorlach, Bates and Nguyen welcome Japanese Americans who were in internment camps during WWII

  • Senators Glazer, Wieckowski, Jackson, Monning, Leyva, Hill and Pan welcome Cal Poly San Luis Obispo President Jeffrey Armstrong, along with student leaders from the state University.

  • Senators Scott Wiener and Ben Hueso

  • Senators Joel Anderson, John Moorlach and Patrica Bates join Senator Toni Atkins in welcoming Sandy Schwartz, President of Cox Automotive, and Patrick Esser, President of Cox Communications to the Senate floor.

  • Senator Ricardo Lara presents a resolution to 13-year-old Jonas Corona who was selected to receive a Nickelodeon HALO (Helping and Leading Others) Award for his efforts to serve the homeless in his community

  • Senator Tony Mendoza introduced His Excellency Venkatesan Ashok, Consul General of India in San Francisco, along with other members of the Indian Community during a commemoration of India Republic Day on the Senate Floor.

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León meets with Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change.

  • Senator Jim Nielsen in the Assembly chamber during a joint convention of the Legislature

  • Senator John Moorlach presented a resolution in honor of Korean-American Day

  • Senator Steve Bradford speaks to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Senators Bob Wieckowski, Ben Allen and Josh Newman

  • Senators Anthony Portantino and Scott Wiener

  • Senator Tony Mendoza introduces his son to newly elected Senators Bill Dodd and Henry Stern

  • Senators Patricia Bates and Bob Wieckowski

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