Welcome to the Senate Committee on Human Services

Human Services Committee Hearing days: 1st, 3rd and 5th Monday at 3:00 p.m. or upon adjournment of session at 1021 O Street Room 2200

For information on how to submit a position letter please see the directions below:

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As of February 28, 2023, the Governor terminated the state's COVID-19 State of Emergency.  Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices.  Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available. 

The Senate continues to welcome the public and provides access to both in-person and written participation for public comment. If you are unable to attend a hearing in person, written comments or testimony can be provided directly to the committees by emailing the committee or utilizing the Advocacy Portal. 


JURISDICTION: Bills relating to CalWORKs and other welfare programs; CalFresh; child welfare and foster care; services to persons with disabilities, including those provided by regional centers and the state's developmental centers; in-home supportive services (IHSS); aging and long-term care; community care licensing; and, social services and rehabilitative services, in general.


Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil (Chair)
Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Vice Chair)
Senator Catherine Blakespear
Senator Melissa Hurtado
Senator Caroline Menjivar

Effective Immediately, the Senate Human Services Committee’s office may be closed to drop in meetings due to COVID-19.  However, committee staff will be reachable during normal business hours at 916-651-1524 or you may email us at: 

Heather.Hopkins@sen.ca.gov (Staff Director)

Bridgett.Hankerson@sen.ca.gov (Consultant)

Diana.Dominguez@sen.ca.gov (Consultant)


We apologize for the inconvenience but we are here to answer any questions you may have.

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