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Today's Events: 08/16/2017

2017-18 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene Monday, August 21, 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

  • Senator Steven Bradford introduces The Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Cavalry Unit 10H from Southern California.

  • Presentation of the colors by the Buffalo Soldiers Mounted Cavalry Unit 10H

  • Participants in Senator Tony Mendoza's Young Senators Leadership Program gather at the state Capitol for a firsthand look at California Government.

  • The 2017 CSSAA Scholarship recipients, along with their families, are recognized on the Senate floor. From left: Callahan Shelley, Vanessa Ruiz-Wiarco, Jason Feldkamp, Noah Howard, Cassidy Maw and Sarah Gladstone

  • Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee shepherded the state's budget plan for 2017-2018 through the Senate

  • Senators Andy Vidak, John Moorlach, Joel Anderson and Scott Wilk study budget material during Senate floor session

  • Senator Mike Morrell

  • Senator Jeff Stone

  • Senator Richard Roth

  • Senator Scott Wilk and Ben Allen

  • A moment of levity during a reception at the Governor's Mansion with Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Governor Jerry Brown

  • In recongition of California Grown Flower Month, Senator Mike McGuire is joined by Senators Galgiani, Pan, Mendoza, Atkins, Wieckowski, Jackson, Skinner, Dodd and Newman in welcoming Kasey Cronquist of the CA Cut Flower Commission to the Senate floor.

  • Senate desks adorned with cut flowers

  • Senator Henry Stern meets with a delegation from China

  • Senator Bob Hertzberg welcomes the Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon Team which won the National title for a third straight year

  • Senator Scott Wiener welcomes constituents participating in the Youth Career Academy to the Senate chamber.

  • Senator Ben Allen, joined by Senators Bill Monning, Bob Wieckowski, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Steve Glazer and Bill Dodd present a resolution to Don Bachardy in recognition of his artistic contributions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 Jeff Stone during floor debate

  • Senators Anthony Portantino and Richard Pan

  • Senators Nancy Skinner and Ed Hernandez

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Senators Patricia Bates and Bob Wieckowski

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