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Today's Events: 02/09/2016

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Next Senate Floor Session will convene Friday, February 12, 2016 at 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

  • Senate Minority Leader Jean Fuller confers with Senator Janet Nguyen on the Senate floor

  • Senators Bob Wieckowski and Jim Beall

  • Senator Sharon Runner adjourns the February 4th session in memory of former California Assemblymember, Larry Chimbole.

  • Senator Tony Mendoza presents a resolution to Consulate General of India, Venkatesan Ashok in recognition of India Republic Day

  • Senator Loni Hancock congratulates Jennifer Joynt on winning Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.


  • NBA legend Jerry West meets with pro Tem Kevin de León

  • The Golden State Warriors' 2015 NBA Championship Trophy on display in the Senate chamber

  • The Senate welcomed NBA legend Jerry West and the Warriors 2015 Championship Trophy to the Senate Chamber.  From left, Senators Leyva, Mendoza, Pan, Hall, Allen, Monning, Jerry West, Senators Liu, Wiekcowski, Block, Hancock, Hernandez, Runner, Morrell, Nielsen, Glazer, Nguyen, Moorlach and Berryhill.

  • Senator Lois Wolk address a group of 5th graders from Notre Dame Elementary School

  • Senators Fran Pavley, Bill Monning, Tony Mendoza, Ricardo Lara, Benjamin Allen, Richard Pan, Kevin de León, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Isadore Hall and Marty Block welcome Nathalie Rayes, US National Public Relations Director for Grupo Salinas.

  • Senator Connie Leyva presents a Senate resolution to Kim Carter for the 2015 Top 10 CNN Hero Award nomination. 

  • Senators Holly Mitchell, Bill Monning, Lois Wolk, Bob Wieckowski, Mark Leno, Kevin de León and Ricardo Lara welcome Fiona Patten (center), member of Parliament of Victoria, Australia.

  • Senators Holly Mitchell, Ed Hernandez, Richard Pan, Ben Allen, Tony Mendoza, John Moorlach, Kevin de León, Bob Huff, Patricia Bates, Jean Fuller, and Marty Block welcome L.A. Unified Superintendent Michelle King to the Senate chamber.

  • Governor Jerry Brown is escorted into the Assembly Chamber by Senator Bill Monning and Assemblymember Anthony Rendon

  • Governor Jerry Brown, with Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, prepares to deliver his State of the State address before a Joint Session of the Legislature.

  • Senator John Moorlach greets Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye before the Governor's State of the State address.

  • Senators Holly Mitchell, Bill Monning, Lois Wolk, Bob Wieckowski, Mark Leno, Kevin de León and Ricardo Lara welcome the Honorable Fiona Patten, member of Parliament of Victoria, Australia, to the Senate floor.

  • Senator Janet Nguyen and Assemblymember Beth Gaines present a resolution to Jenny Williamson with Courage World Wide for raising awareness of human trafficking

  • Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson presents a resolution to Pam Henman and Diana Reyes with Leadership California, in celebration of their 25th Anniversary.

  • Senator Mitchell speaks on behalf Senate Resolution 53, commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement for their contributions to the betterment of society.  

  • Senator Patricia Bates adjourned the January 11, 2016 Senate session in memory of Jeanette Krembas

  • Senator Connie Leyva honors the memory of victims of the San Bernardino shooting by reading each of their names on the Senate floor.


  • Senators Bob Hertzberg, Ed Hernandez and Richard Roth take a moment of silence to honor the victims of the San Bernardino shooting.

  • Senators Steve Glazer, Ben Allen, and Jim Nielsen confer before the start of the floor session

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