SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) has recently had two San Diego-focused bills signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom this month – SB 1027 and SB 1041.
SB 1027, which passed the Legislature with widespread support and the Governor announced today that he signed, expands the jurisdictional boundary of the San Diego River Conservancy to include the entire San Diego River watershed, expands the SDRC’s governing board to include a member of the El Cajon City Council, and amends the definition of tribal nation to directly reference the Kumeyaay Bands associated with the area. Senator Atkins issued the following statement upon the bill’s passage:
“This expansion will not only help the San Diego River Conservancy holistically restore and protect our watershed ecosystem, but will continue a legacy of conservation of this beautiful and delicate resource. It also will allow more communities to benefit from the Conservancy’s funding, projects, and responsible management, which is integral in our region.”
SB 1041, which passed the Legislature with widespread support and was signed into law on August 29, makes permanent the sales tax exemption for the Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society and other qualifying organizations to aid military members and families. Senator Atkins issued the following statement upon the bill’s passage:
“The aid that the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society provides truly makes a difference in the lives of thousands of California’s military families and service members. Expanding this tax credit means that these families will continue to benefit from the amazing work of the NMCRS. It will give back to the service members and their families, who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.”
For more information on the bills and to read more about Pro Tem Atkins’ work to benefit San Diego and all of California, click here.
Toni G. Atkins is President pro Tempore of the California Senate. Having previously served as Speaker of the California Assembly, she began her tenure in the Senate in 2016. As Senator for District 39, she represents the cities of San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Website of President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins: www.senate.ca.gov/Atkins