Press Release

Friday, September 15, 2017

On Friday, the last day of the first year of the 2017-2018 legislative session, the California Senate gave final approval to SB 2, legislation authored by Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) that creates a permanent source of funding for affordable housing.

Press Release

Friday, September 15, 2017

Senator Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage today of two budget bills collectively known as the California Clean Air Initiative:

“Today, California took steps that fulfill the promise of our innovative cap-and-trade program, bolster our fight against climate change, improve quality of life in our communities and help create a better future for generations to come. These measures will have significant, positive impacts throughout the state, and particularly in San Diego County.

Press Release

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:

Press Release

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:

Press Release

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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:

Newsletter

Friday, August 25, 2017

As the September edition of the Toni Times was being prepared, my top-priority bill, SB 2, was still under consideration in the Assembly – the deadline for Senate bills to pass “the other house” is September 15th.

SB 2 – the Building Homes and Jobs Act – is part of a package of bills aimed at addressing California’s severe housing crisis. Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon pledged to make the package a priority during this year’s session’s home stretch.

Press Release

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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