Press Releases

September 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

 

“We have lost a major force of our time. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a tireless advocate for justice, a brilliant legal mind, and an outstanding role model for generations of people. Like millions of Americans, I join Justice Ginsburg’s family in mourning her devastating loss, and honoring her legacy of feminism, equality, and progress.”

September 3, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement today regarding efforts to continue pursuing legislation that would restrict officers from returning to duty after being fired or disciplined for serious misconduct:

 

August 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With the constitutional deadline of August 31 fast approaching, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) and Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) praised an agreement reached today to protect Californians from evictions and foreclosures.

August 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the remainder of Senate session and remote voting:

 

August 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding a positive test of COVID-19 within the Senate:

August 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the Judicial Council of California’s decision to extend emergency rules on evictions and foreclosures to September 1, 2020:

July 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on the Senate’s implementation of remote voting under certain circumstances:

“In these unprecedented times, the Senate has to be able to do the people’s business in a way that protects the health of members, staff, and the public, and is consistent with our Constitution.

July 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the White House memorandum that seeks to exclude immigrants from the 2020 Census count:

July 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement regarding the California Supreme Court’s decision to extend the August 15, 2021 deadline regarding the way federal and state districts are redrawn based on 2020 Census data results, which will be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

July 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding the California Supreme Court’s decision to lower the score required to pass the bar exam and grant provisional licensure to recent law school graduates:

“I commend the California Supreme Court for quickly reaching a resolution on the issue confronting recent law school graduates preparing to take the 2020 bar exam and the call on the legal profession for more inclusion and representation.