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Senate Leader Announces Committee Assignments for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session

Thursday, January 03, 2019

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California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), has announced the Senate’s leadership positions and committee assignments for the 2019-2020 legislative session, which reconvenes on January 7.

Designated committee chairs and vice chairs will be formally adopted by the Senate when it reconvenes.

Senate Leadership Positions

  • Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Senate Majority Leader.
  • Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Assistant Majority Leader.
  • Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Majority Whip.
  • Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Scott D. Wiener (D-San Francisco), Assistant Majority Whips.
  • Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Democratic Caucus Chair.

 

Standing Committees

Agriculture
  • Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), Chair.
  • Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
Appropriations
  • Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge), Chair.
  • Senator Pat C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair.
Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Chair.
  • Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), Vice Chair.
Budget and Fiscal Review
  • Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair.
  • Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair.
Business, Professions and Economic Development
  • Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa), Chair.
  • Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), Vice Chair.
Education
  • Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Chair.
  • Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
  • Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair.
  • Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair.
Energy, Utilities and Communications
  • Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair.
  • Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Vice Chair.
Environmental Quality
  • Senator Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica), Chair.
  • Senator Pat C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair.
Governance and Finance
  • Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Chair.
  • Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Vice Chair.
Governmental Organization
  • Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Chair.
  • Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
Health
  • Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair.
  • Senator Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County), Vice Chair.
Housing (new committee)
  • Senator Scott D. Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair.
  • Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga), Vice Chair.
Human Services
  • Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Chair.
  • Senator Jeff Stone (R- Riverside County), Vice Chair.
Insurance
  • Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), Chair.
  • Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Vice Chair.
Judiciary
  • Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair.
  • Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Vice Chair.
Labor, Public Employment and Retirement (new committee)
  • Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), Chair.
  • Senator Mike Morrell (R- Rancho Cucamonga), Vice Chair.
Legislative Ethics
  • Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair.
Natural Resources and Water
  • Senator Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), Chair.
  • Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Vice Chair.
Public Safety
  • Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair.
  • Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Vice Chair.
Rules
  • Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Chair.
  • Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
Transportation (new committee)
  • Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Chair.
  • Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Vice Chair.
Veterans Affairs
  • Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), Chair.
  • Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Vice Chair.

 

Budget Sub-Committees

Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education
  • Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Chair.
Budget Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation
  • Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Chair.
Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services
  • Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair.
Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration and General Government
  • Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair.
Budget Subcommittee #5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary
  • Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair.

Full committee membership will be announced at a later date.

Source: CalChamber

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