Senate Committee on Health

 

Committee Website Teleconference Instructions:

 

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate’s website at https://www.senate.ca.gov/

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.

Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Conference Name: Senate Health

Participant Phone Number: 844-291-6364

Participant Access Code: 1041674

Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service.

 

****If you were not able to testify on our participant line for today's hearing please email your support or opposition testimony to****:

Senate Health Committee Assistant

Courtney.Skinner@sen.ca.gov

 

 

DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, WE ARE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU

 

To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal and mail. 
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our bill hearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

 

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

 

Senate Health Committee phone: 916-651-4111

 

Senate Health Committee Consultants:

Melanie Moreno           Melanie.Moreno@sen.ca.gov

Teri Boughton               Teri.Boughton@sen.ca.gov

Kimberly Chen              Kimberly.Chen@sen.ca.gov

Reyes Diaz                     Reyes.Diaz@sen.ca.gov

Vince Marchand           Vince.Marchand@sen.ca.gov

 

Senate Health Committee Assistants:

Aimee Anspach           Aimee.Anspach@sen.ca.gov

Courtney Skinner       Courtney.Skinner@sen.ca.gov

 

PLEASE REACH OUT SHOULD YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE COMMITTEE OFFICE.

 

JURISDICTION: Bills relating to public health, alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, health insurance and managed care, and related institutions.

The Senate Committee on Health meets every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4203 of the Capitol.

Submit Position Letter

Support and opposition letters are due by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the week prior to the hearing.

  • Letters must be on letterhead with signature and title of an official of the organization or designated representative.
  • Coalition letters must have logos, signatures, and titles for all organizations.
  • Letters of conditional support will not be listed on the analysis.
  • Letters must clearly indicate position (letters containing "concern" may not be listed).

Submit letters only once unless bill is subsequently amended causing uncertainty as to the organization's present position.

Letters can be sent to the Committee through any of the following ways:

  • Hand delivered to the Committee's Office, State Capitol Room 2191; 
  • Mailed to us at: Senate Health Committee, State Capitol Room 2191, Sacramento, CA 95814; or,
  • Using the Advocacy Portal by clicking on the "Submit Position Letter" icon above.
For information on how to submit a position letter please see the directions below:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Members:

Senator Richard Pan (Chair)
Senator Melissa A. Melendez (Vice Chair)
Senator Lena A. Gonzalez
Senator Shannon Grove
Senator Melissa Hurtado
Senator Connie M. Leyva
Senator Holly J. Mitchell
Senator Bill Monning
Senator Susan Rubio

Committee Address

Staff