Press Releases

December 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore, Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), today announced the Senate’s committee membership assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative session. 

 

Standing Committees

Agriculture

  • Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Chair
  • Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Vice Chair
  • Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas)
  • Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton)
  • Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa)

 

December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with her new and returning Senate colleagues, convened the 2021-22 legislative session today, with Atkins stating the Senate would continue to focus on COVID-19 prevention and response, economic relief and recovery, and chronic challenges facing California that have been made worse by the pandemic.

December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding the state’s COVID-19 efforts and the statewide implementation of a new exposure notification app developed in partnership with UC San Diego Health:

 

November 25, 2020

SACRAMENTO –Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has issued the following statement regarding modifications to the Senate’s organizational session scheduled for December 7, 2020, based on recent public health guidance:

 

November 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced today the selection of Cara Jenkins as their candidate for the California State Legislature’s new Legislative Counsel.

Jenkins, who has served as a leading member of the Legislative Counsel’s Office for the past 10 years, will be confirmed in a vote by both houses on December 7, 2020, the first day of the 2021-2022 session.

November 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With the Legislative Analyst’s Office scheduled to release its annual forecast this week, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), along with Senate Democratic Caucus colleagues, have begun planning for the year ahead.

October 27, 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA– State Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has announced the selection of Serving Seniors, a San Diego-based nonprofit committed to providing low-income and homeless seniors with wraparound services, as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 39.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, Senator Atkins will make her formal announcement virtually during the organization’s October 27 Board Meeting.

October 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement regarding the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court:

October 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to adversely impact Californians, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) praised a collaborative solution reached by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Governor’s Office to allocate $400 million in funding for Project Homekey and legislative COVID-19 priorities, including child care, food banks, and diaper banks.

October 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today following the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Delaware ruling that Exide Technologies may abandon its shuttered battery recycling plant in Vernon: