Press Releases

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:

March 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2022 State of the State address, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement:

March 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) announced today that she has introduced a bill to clarify existing law that allows nurse practitioners meeting specified criteria to practice without physician supervision, including first trimester abortion care.

March 2, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Elizabeth “Lizzie” Buchen to the Peace Officer Standards Accountability Advisory Board. She fills the Senate’s position for a person with experience working on police accountability with community-based organizations.

February 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Miguel Garcia to the Board of State and Community Corrections to fill the Board’s position for an individual with expertise in the juvenile justice system.

February 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Caitlin Vega, J.D. to the California Insurance Guarantee Association Board of Governors.

February 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Rules Committee, chaired by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), appointed Catalina Chacon to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.