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

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.

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