Press Releases

March 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding AB 2179, rent relief legislation that was passed by the Senate and signed into law by Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis today:

March 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today appointed Darshana R. Patel, Ph.D. to the Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs. Dr. Patel was nominated by the Asian American and Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.

March 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), has reappointed Ramon Rubalcava to the Board of Administration for the Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) concurred in this joint appointment.

March 30, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Captain Jesse Conner to the Paramedic Disciplinary Review Board. Captain Conner will serve as the Rules Committee’s appointment for a field paramedic with at least five years of experience as an Advanced Life Support provider.

March 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement about AB 2179, legislation that would extend eviction protections through June 30 for Californians who are participating in rental assistance programs.

March 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law SB 245, the Abortion Accessibility Act:

March 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water passed SB 1027, legislation by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) that would expand the jurisdiction of the San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC) to include the entire San Diego River watershed. The bill passed with a bipartisan 8-0 vote.

March 14, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding the Senate’s approval of SB 118, a bill that addresses environmental review of California’s public higher education campuses’ long-term development plans, and Senator Skinner’s commitment to helping future UC Berkeley students.

March 11, 2022

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 statement about a Legislative agreement that has been reached regarding environmental review of California’s public higher education campuses’ long-term development plans, which also would ensure access to a new generation of students at UC Berkeley for the 2022-23 academic year.

Pro Tem Atkins:

March 9, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) issued the following statement on implementing meaningful tax relief for Californians:

 

Pro Tem Atkins and Speaker Rendon: