Press Releases

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The California Assembly today voted 54-25 to pass SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – legislation authored by Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will create a permanent source of funding for affordable housing. Atkins wishes to make the following statement:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) reacted with the following statement to San Diego Unified School District’s announced partnership with CALPIRG on a plan to ensure that drinking water districtwide meets the highest standards:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Six more bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins have passed on the Assembly floor. They are:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The California Assembly today passed SB 179, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins that would create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as nonbinary or intersex. The bill would also streamline the process for transgender, intersex and nonbinary Californians to obtain identification documents that accurately reflect their gender.

The bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence with amendments made in the Assembly. From there, it goes to the governor for his signature.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The California Senate today gave final approval to SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will help prosecutors convict predators who traffic in sex slavery, sending the bill to the governor’s desk. The Senate’s vote came after the Assembly passed the bill on Tuesday.

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Assembly Appropriations Committee today passed six pieces of legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins and sent them to the Assembly floor, including SB 179 – the Gender Recognition Act – one of Atkins’ top priority bills.

The bills are:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued the following statement regarding the vote in the Senate to extend the Cap and Trade program:

“Today’s vote on AB 398 to extend Cap and Trade marks an important milestone in the fight against climate change. A month ago, the President pulled our country out of the historic Paris Agreement. Today, we Californians – creators of the world’s sixth largest economy – have taken unequivocal control of our state’s future.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SB 2, the Building Homes and Jobs Act – the top priority bill in Sen. Toni Atkins’ 2017 legislative package – cleared the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee today.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today lauded the Senate’s passage of SB 106, a budget trailer bill that includes an expansion of California’s Earned Income Tax Credit: