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:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

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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

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)

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

Amy.Quist@sen.ca.gov (Assistant)

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