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LOS ANGELES - At a free community event held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Senator Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) was officially sworn in as the California Senate President Pro Tempore by Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Tani Cantil-Sakauye. The venue is located in the heart of Senator De León’s district granting the opportunity for working families and the diverse constituents he represents to share in the historic moment of the first Latino in over a century to assume the leadership position in the California Senate.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
What a beautiful venue. This is a grand public building and the centerpiece of my district. I chose this venue because it sits close to the working families who put me in office and it is a visual representation of California’s innovative spirit.
California. We live in the most creative and innovative state on earth. People come to California from all over the world in search of real opportunity with hopes of achieving a better life.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today announced the appointment of Lisa Chin as Deputy Chief of Staff, effective October 15, 2014.
SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore-elect Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) today announced the appointment of Anthony Reyes as Communications Director, effective October 13, 2014.
LOS ANGELES – The Honorable Michael A. Ybarra will be laid to rest following a funeral mass honoring his life and dedicated public service to the City of Vernon on Monday, October 6 at Calvary Cemetery (4201 Whittier Boulevard, East Los Angeles, CA 90023). The viewing will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass.
Sacramento – Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law Senate Bill 270 which will phase out single-use plastic bags in the state of California. The bill was joint authored by Senators Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), Kevin de Leόn (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach). The bill goes into effect on January 1, 2015.
SACRAMENTO – In an effort to prevent further tragedies involving toys being mistaken for real firearms, Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 199, the Imitation Firearm Safety Act, which amends California law to help law enforcement distinguish toy guns from the real thing when they are confronted with youngsters brandishing play firearms.
SACRAMENTO – Enacting critical policies and procedures to change the way colleges prevent and treat sexual assault, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 967 (De León/Jackson). Known nationally as the yes-means-yes bill, SB 967 makes California the first state in the nation to define affirmative consent and require institutes of higher education to educate students about consent and sexual assault.