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Today's Events: 05/05/2015

2015-16 Legislative Session

The Next Senate Floor Session will convene Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 9 a.m.


Regular Session: Check-in Session
JUDICIARY: 1:30 p.m.

Message from the Senate President pro Tem

Photo of Senate President pro Tem Kevin de LeónThank you for visiting the California Senate’s website. An engaged citizenry is the bedrock of a thriving democracy. To facilitate that participation, we hope you’ll visit our new live-streaming option where for the first time you can view all regularly scheduled hearings within the Capitol from your own computer, tablet or smart phone. We recognize not everyone can get to Sacramento to participate in the legislative process, so we'll bring those hearings to you.

Kevin de León
Senate President pro Tempore

Photos of the Week

  • Guest Chaplain Gary Tucker leads the Senate's opening prayer

  • Senators Richard Pan, Jim Nielsen, Cathleen Galgiani and Ted Gaines welcome representatives of the Northern California Sikh community to the Senate floor on April 30, 2015

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senator Isadore Hall welcome Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino to the Senate floor

  • Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León is joined by Senators Cathleen Galgiani, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Bob Hertzberg and Minority Leader Bob Huff to welcome the Honorable Keisuke Suzuki, Parliamentary Vice Minister and Member of the Japan House of Representatives, along with five other government officials of his Ministry, to the Senate floor.

  • Senators Richard Pan, Connie Leyva, Tony Mendoza and Janet Nguyen welcome the Honorable Jayanta Malla Baruah, Member of the Assam Legislative Assembly, the Honorable Harsh Sanghavi, Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, and Mr. Ganesh Kumar, President of the Mumbai Pradesh Youth Congress, India.

  • Senator Jim Beall commends Diane Borrison for her efforts on behalf of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

  • Members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority are welcomed to the Senate floor by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senator Isadore Hall. 

  • Senator Ted Gaines welcomes representatives of VSP and commends them for 60 years of service

  • Students from La Salle Avignon in Provence, France are welcomed to the Senate Floor by Senator Richard Pan. The students are studying at  Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento as part of a foreign exchange program.

  • Senator Connie Leyva presents legislation for consideration on the Senate Floor

  • Senator Jeff Stone offers comments on proposed legislation

  • Senator Sharon Runner presents a resolution to Charlene Zettel of Donate Life California, and Jean Shiomoto, Director of DMV California, for their efforts in promoting organ donation.  Runner is joined by colleagues, Senators Richard Pan and Tom Berryhill.

  • Armenian Scouts led the Senate in a Color Guard ceremony on the Senate Floor.

  • Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church leads the Senate in prayer

  • Senator John Moorlach adjourns the Senate in memory of Reverend Robert Schuller

  • Senator Jean Fuller and pro Tem Kevin de Leόn confer during the Senate floor session on April 9, 2015

  • Senators Janet Nguyen and Patricia Bates

  • Senator Jerry Hill and Senate Majority Leader Bill Monning

  • Senators Marty Block and Andy Vidak

  • Senators Ed Hernandez and Mark Leno during April 16, 2015 floor sesson

  • The trout pond on the East side of the Capitol

  • The Capitol rose garden in full bloom

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