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Today's Events: 01/23/2017

2017-18 Legislative Session

The next Senate Floor Session will convene Monday, January 23, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

Regular Session: 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

  • Lucy Killea, a former military intelligence officer, aid to Eleanor Roosevelt, legislator and city councilmember died on January 17, 2017.  Senator Killea, who changed her party affiliation from Democrat to Independent, served the California Senate from 1989 - 1996.

  • Governor Jerry Brown introduces his nominee for California Attorney General, US Rep. Xavier Becerra.  If confirmed, Becerra will replace Kamala Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate.

  • Senator Ben Hueso speaks in support of Attorney General nominee Rep. Xavier Becerra

  • The Senate Rules Committee voted 3-1 to recommend Becerra's confirmation.  His confirmation now goes before the full Senate for approval.

  • 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.

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon adjourns the Senate in the memory of Ambassador Alejandra Garcia Williams. García Williams' husband, Remi Lacombe, and daughter, Anne-Sophie were in the Senate chamber for the memorial.

  • Senators Bob Wieckowski, Connie Leyva, Ben Allen, Holly Mitchell, Toni Atkins and Richard Pan meet with former NBA player, Jason Collins.

  • Governor Jerry Brown  released his $122.5-billion budget proposal for 2017-2018 fiscal year at a Capitol news conference

  • Senator Nancy Skinner adjourns the January 5, 2017 session in honor of the 36 victims of the "Ghost Ship" fire in Oakland, California.

  • Former Senator John Benoit died on December 26th, a day before his 65th birthday. Benoit served in the state Assembly  before serving in the California Senate in 2009.  After he left the Senate, Benoit served on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

  • Senator Jeff Stone adjourns the January 4, 2017 Senate session in the memory of former Senator John Benoit

  • 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

  • Senators Steve Bradford, Cathleen Galgiani and Toni Atkins

  • Senators Ed Hernandez, Mike McGuire and Bob Hertzberg share a laugh before the start of the 2017 Senate Session

  • Senator Connie Leyva adjourns the Senate in honor of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

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