Press Releases

January 24, 2023

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today announced the Senate’s committee membership assignments for the 2023-24 First Extraordinary Session. Members of the standing committees designated in the First Extraordinary Session are identical to those who serve on committees for the 2023-24 Regular Legislative Session. The Senate will adopt these committees during floor session the week of January 30, 2023.

Standing Committees

Appropriations

January 20, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today released the following statement ahead of what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade:

January 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Aidan Lin to the California Youth Empowerment Commission.

January 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), reappointed Shana Hazan to the California Children and Families Commission, also known as First 5 California.

January 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Paul Gothold Ed.D. to the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Governing Board on Wednesday, January 11.

January 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Senator Steve Padilla (D-San Diego) to the California Film Commission on Wednesday, January 11.

“The film and television industry is not only an integral part of California’s legacy, but also employs tens of thousands of Californians and serves as an economic force throughout the state,” Pro Tem Atkins said. “Senator Padilla’s unwavering commitment to working Californians and the Arts will serve him well in this new role.”

January 10, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Chair Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) released the following statements on the 2023-24 state budget proposal released by Governor Gavin Newsom today:

 

Pro Tem Atkins:

January 5, 2023

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today announced the Senate’s committee membership assignments for the 2023-24 Legislative session. The Senate Rules Committee will ratify the committee memberships on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Standing Committees

 

Agriculture

January 5, 2023

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today announced the Senate’s Democratic Leadership Team and Senate Rules Committee members for the 2023-24 Legislative session. Members of the Senate Rules Committee were confirmed by the Senate today in a unanimous vote.

Senate Democratic Leadership

December 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Following months of legislative work and pivotal approval by California voters, a state constitutional amendment to enshrine the right to abortion and contraceptives takes effect today, further solidifying California’s longtime standing as a nationwide leader on reproductive rights.