Press Release

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

Newsletter

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Small businesses, if you think about it, enrich our own personal quality of life and enhance our neighborhoods and communities – from my nail salon in Mission Hills, my massage therapist in Hillcrest, my auto mechanic in Normal Heights, my veterinarian in Kensington, and the wine bar in my own community of South Park / Golden Hill to the network of independently owned endeavors throughout my Senate district and the San Diego region.

Press Release

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:

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Press Release

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.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Press Release

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:

Press Release

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.

Press Release

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.

Press Release

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ten pieces of legislation authored by Sen. Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) moved forward this week – highlighted by bills that would establish a universal, single-payer healthcare system in California; give prosecutors an additional tool to bring sex traffickers to justice; and ease the name- and gender-change process for transgender, nonbinary and intersex people.