Press Releases

September 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has recently had two San Diego-focused bills signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this month – SB 1027 and SB 1041.

September 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO — Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) today released the following statement on Governor Newsom signing legislation included in the Senate Democrat’s 2022 Climate Package:

September 7, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Frank Robinson and Paulina Gonzalez-Brito to the CalAccount Blue Ribbon Commission on August 29. The statute creating this new committee includes specific requirements for the appointees; Gonzalez-Brito fills the position for a public banking advocate and Robinson fills the position for an individual with banking expertise.

September 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued statements in recent days regarding many important issues facing California, as well as legislation she authored that recently passed the Legislature. For more information about Pro Tem Atkins and her work for Senate District 39 and all of California, click here.

September 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement following the end of the 2021-22 Legislative Session:

August 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review,  released the following statements regarding the Senate’s passage of the August Budget Package, a series of bills to further delineate 2022-23 budget funding that will bolster California’s commitment to putting its wealth to work to benefit all who live in the Golden State:

 Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins:

August 30, 2022

Sacramento — Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) announced that their bipartisan legislation in partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to establish California’s first Statewide Imagination Library Program unanimously passed the Senate Floor today and is headed to the Governor’s desk for signing.

August 30, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – With access to abortion care more critical than ever, the California State Senate today passed Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins’ (D-San Diego) SB 1375, legislation to allow qualified nurse practitioners to provide abortions without the supervision of a physician. The bill passed by a vote of 31-9.

August 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the passage of companion bills SB 6, by Senator Anna Caballero (D-Merced), and AB 2011, by Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), a monumental housing streamlining package aimed at helping California’s housing crisis:

August 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Following weeks of negotiations, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced today that an agreement has been reached on a package of legislation aimed at increasing California’s housing supply.