Press Releases

September 12, 2019

Atkins’ Tax Credit for Historic Preservation Passes Assembly

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate has passed SB 451, legislation by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), to establish a tax credit for the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings in California. SB 451 passed out of the Legislature unanimously.

September 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on Senate Bill 276 being signed into law:

“I commend Senator Pan for his tireless work in advancing public health protections in California, and thank Governor Newsom for his signature of SB 276. Now that the bill is law, we must work with the Administration to ensure this important measure is implemented effectively in order to protect the safety and wellness of our communities.”

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September 6, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 6, 2019                                                                                                    

CONTACT: Lizelda.Lopez@sen.ca.gov

 Senate Leader Atkins Supports Next Steps on SB 276

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement in regards to Senate Bill 276 by Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento):

September 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement about the Public Charge Rule:

August 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement about a physical attack on Senator Richard Pan in the Capitol:

August 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement about Planned Parenthood’s announcement that they would no longer accept federal Title X funding:

July 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on today’s passage of AB 1054 on wildfires:

“I am proud that the Senate has passed AB 1054. I want to thank my colleagues in the Senate, in particular Senators Dodd, Hertzberg and Hueso, for the tireless effort to see this important issue through.

July 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on today’s announcement that the 2020 Census questionnaire will not include a citizenship question:

June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) issued the following statement on today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Department of Commerce v. State of New York:

“Today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court affirms what we have known from the start: this Administration’s story on why it needed to add a citizenship question and thus silence the voices of millions of those in marginalized communities by inserting fear was a sham. 

June 25, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In a letter sent today to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) expressed support for additional federal funding to reimburse state and local governments and groups providing humanitarian support for new immigrants as negotiations between the House, the Senate and the White House continue.