Press Releases

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The California Senate today voted 27-12 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. SB 2 now moves on to the state Assembly for consideration.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Nine bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) have moved forward in the state Assembly:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Senators Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), the joint authors of the Healthy California Act (Senate Bill 562), released this statement in response to the Assembly Rules Committee’s decision not to hear the bill before the July 14 legislative deadline:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the bill that U.S. Senate Republicans are proposing to replace the Affordable Care Act:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the passage of a 2017-18 state budget:

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Today, the California Senate passed SB 562 – the Healthy California Act, legislation by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) that would create a universal, single-payer healthcare system in California. Atkins reacted with the following statement:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Two bills authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that enhance rights for transgender Californians passed today on the Senate floor.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The California Senate today passed SB 548, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will allow local firefighters to take claims of unfair labor practices to court if the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) is unable to rule on their grievances within 150 days or opts not to issue a decision. The vote was 30-4.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The California Senate today passed SB 230, legislation by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that will help prosecutors convict predators who traffic in sex slavery. The bill passed by a vote of 36-0.

SB 230 adds the crimes of sex trafficking, pimping and pandering to the list of exceptions to the rule prohibiting the introduction of character evidence during trial. The other exceptions to this rule include cases involving sexual offenses and cases of domestic violence, elder or dependent abuse and child abuse.