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Today's Events: 05/29/2015

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Next Senate Floor Session will convene Monday, June 1, 2015, at 12:00 p.m.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: 10 a.m. - Oakland City Hall

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 Steve Glazer, accompanied by his wife Melba Muscarolas, is sworn into office by Governor Jerry Brown.  Senator Glazer was elected in a special election to represent the 7th Senatorial district in California.

  • The Senate's newest member, Steve Glazer, is welcomed and congratulated by the President pro Tempore of the Senate, Kevin de León.

  • Senator Joel Anderson (center) poses with his guests Dr. Renata Ochabski and Dr. Teresa Dudarewicz of the Polish Medical Association.  Also shown, from left: Senators Richard Pan, Bob Wieckowski, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Marty Block and Jeff Stone. 

  • Senator Mark McGuire introduces South Fork High School student, Cole Moody, who has been selected as CIF State Scholar-Athlete of the year.

  • Senator Tom Berryill presents a resolution to Mammoth High School senior Amanda Kirkeby for her achievement as the California Interscholastic Federation Athlete of the Year,

  • Senator Lois Wolk presents a resolution recognizing the Davis High School robotics team.  The Citrus Circuits Robotics Team took the top prize at the first Robotics Works Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Senators Bill Monning, Isadore Hall, Jerry Hill and Minority Leader, Bob Huff welcome a group from the Yucatec community in recognition of May 29, 2015 as the Day of the Yucatec.

  • Cherry farmer and state Senator, Andy Vidak surprised his colleagues with cherries from his Hanford ranch.

  • Senator Fran Pavley thanks Senator Andy Vidak for the gift of cherries. 

  • Guest Chaplain Ranjit Singh from the Sikh Temple in West Sacramento led the Senate in prayer

  • Senate floor session - May 22, 2015

  • Sacramento's BloodSource hosted a blood drive for Capitol Employees on May 21, 2015 to help keep community blood supply plentiful during the summer months.

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin De León meets with the Governor of Baja California, Francisco Vega

  • The Honorable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change from Ontario, Canada meets with Senator Fran Pavley in her Capitol office.

  • Senator Ted Gaines wields the gavel as presiding officer during the May 18, 2015 floor session

  • Senators Tony Mendoza and Isadore Hall look on as hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar addresses the Senate.  Lamar received recognition as a "Generational Icon" for his artistic, charitable, and community efforts.

  • Members of the Asian Pacific American community join Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff to celebrate the presentation of Senate Constitutional Resolution 52, celebrating Asian Pacific Americans Heritage Month.  Huff is joined by colleagues Senators Richard Pan, Marty Block and Janet Nguyen.

  • Senator Holly Mitchell presents a resolution to former NFL player Tim Brown, National Chairman of Athletes and Entertainers for Kids, in honor of the heroes and children of 9-1-1 for Kids Education Week

  • Senator Janet Nguyen

  • Senator Ben Allen

  • Senator Jim Nielsen is recognized for a floor introduction and ceremony honoring veterans in recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II

  • Senators Huff, Pan, Hueso, Galgiani, Leyva, Fuller, Moorlach, Nguyen, Vidak, Bates and Block welcome three young women from the Miss California Organization: Kyla Reed, Miss California’s Outstanding Teen 2014, Izzamar Olaguez, Miss Yosemite Valley 2015, and Caylunn Simonson, Miss Orange County 2015. 

  • Mariachi Juvenil Nuevo Tecalitlan, accompanied by singer Juan Mendoza "El Tariacuri" performed for the Senate, as part of the Latino Spirit Awards celebration on May 4, 2015

  • Senators Richard Pan, Jim Nielsen, Cathleen Galgiani and Ted Gaines welcome representatives of the Northern California Sikh community to the Senate floor on April 30, 2015

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León is joined by Senators Cathleen Galgiani, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Bob Hertzberg and Minority Leader Bob Huff to welcome the Honorable Keisuke Suzuki, Parliamentary Vice Minister and Member of the Japan House of Representatives, along with five other government officials of his Ministry, to the Senate floor.

  • Senators Mark Leno and Richard Pan confer on the floor of the Senate during the legislative session

  • Senator Jim Beall commends Diane Borrison for her efforts on behalf of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • Senator Connie Leyva presents legislation for consideration on the Senate Floor

  • Senator John Moorlach adjourns the Senate in memory of Reverend Robert Schuller

  • Senator Jean Fuller and pro Tem Kevin de Leόn confer during the Senate floor session on April 9, 2015

  • The trout pond on the East side of the Capitol

  • The Capitol rose garden in full bloom

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