Press Releases

August 30, 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, which now awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s action. The bill is a critical piece of the Senate’s Housing Package, and would provide homeowners more options to create intergenerational wealth and widen opportunities for California’s working families.

August 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has released the following statement regarding the Assembly’s 45-19 bipartisan vote to pass SB 9, the California Housing Opportunity and More Efficiency (HOME) Act:

August 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the mandatory vaccine protocol announced by the Assembly:

July 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) today issued a statement regarding the signing of AB/SB 131, the child development programs budget bill:

July 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has appointed Dr. William T. Armaline to the Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory (RIPA) Board. Pro Tem Atkins appointed Dr. Armaline to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of the last member.

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has released the following statement on the budget signed by Governor Newsom today:

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today issued a statement regarding the 2021-22 state budget:

“After thoughtful and productive discussions on the final key details of the 2021-22 state budget, we are pleased to announce that SB 129, which provides the overall architecture of the budget agreement, will be signed today, with additional implementation bills to be voted on later this week. 

July 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) today announced an agreement on a broadband trailer bill, AB/SB 156, to expand the state’s broadband fiber infrastructure and increase internet connectivity for families and businesses. 

July 7, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Today the Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), voted to appoint Vicki Estrada to the California Arts Council. The Senate Rules Committee appoints one public member to the California Arts Council for a four-year term.

June 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders of both the Senate and the Assembly today announced a proposed extension of California’s statewide evictions moratorium, and an increase in compensation for California’s rent relief program.