Welcome to the Senate Committee on Human Services

Human Services Committee Hearing days: (2nd and 4th Monday at 3:00 p.m. in room 2040)

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

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Senate Committee on Human Services hearing call-in information for May 19th, 2020 Hearing.

Participant number: 1-877-336-4441
ACCESS CODE: 5904355 

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.


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 Melissa Hurtado (Chair)
Senator Brian Jones (Vice Chair)
Senator Jim Beall
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
Senator Melissa A. Melendez
Senator Richard Pan
Senator Scott D. Wiener


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:

Mark.Teemer@sen.ca.gov (Committee Assistant)

Marisa.Shea@sen.ca.gov (Principle Consultant)

Taryn.Smith@sen.ca.gov (Chief Consultant)

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

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