Press Releases

June 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), have released the following statement today following the Legislature’s passage of the 2021-22 state budget bill:

June 10, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement about the expected costs of the upcoming recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom:

June 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) approved the appointment of Judy Ki to the California Veterinary Medical Board during its hearing today.

May 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California State Senate passed Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ SB 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act, legislation that streamlines the process for a homeowner to create a duplex or subdivide an existing property. The bill, which passed the Senate on a bipartisan 28-6 vote, would enable homeowners to create intergenerational wealth and widen access to more rental and home ownership opportunities for working families.

May 20, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today signed into law Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ SB 7—legislation restoring California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) streamlining provisions and expanding them to benefit small-scale housing projects. The legislation, which is an integral piece of the Senate’s “Building Opportunities for All” housing package and the first of the bills to be signed, would help stimulate economic development projects and create jobs for Californians.

May 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) issued the following statements in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s May revision to the proposed 2021-2022 state budget:

 

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:

April 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – In the latest demonstration of the Senate’s on-going efforts to provide on-the-ground solutions to help communities across California, Senate Democrats laid out a $3 billion plan to address the statewide intensifying drought conditions during the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review Subcommittee 2 hearing today. The committee passed the Senate Budget Plan on Drought, Safe Drinking Water, Water Supply Reliability, and Ratepayer Assistance in a bipartisan 4-0 vote.

April 28, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee appointed Dana Toppel to the California Commission on Aging during its hearing. As Chair of the California Senate Rules Committee, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), who recommended Toppel to serve on the commission, issued the following statement:

April 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement about 2020 Census results:

April 20, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement following the guilty verdict issued in the murder of George Floyd: