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:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter

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.

Call-in information for providing testimony at the Senate Human Services Committee hearing scheduled for 9:00 am on August 10, 2020 will be posted below the night before the hearing.

(Participant number:1- 844-291-6364 ) (ACCESS CODE: 4953868) 

 

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. Please do not testify using speakerphone or bluetooth, this can cause acoustic feedback and make it very difficult to hear your testimony. 

  • Upon calling in, you will be placed in a “waiting room” where you will be muted but you can listen to the committee hearing as you wait.
  • When a committee moves to public comment, a moderator will ask for anyone who is wishing to testify in “Support” of the bill to please press 1-0.  The moderator will again prompt those waiting in “Opposition” when the committee moves to opposition.  You should press 1-0 when you are prompted by the moderator – be sure to listen for support or opposition and DO NOT press 1-0 until the proper position has been asked for. 
  • When you press 1-0 on your phone, you will wait and an operator will assign you a line number, at that time you will be placed in the queue for identification.  Remember your line number, the moderator will call out that number to identify YOU when it is your turn to testify.  OF IMPORTANT NOTE: If you press 1-0 a second time, you will remove yourself from the queue and you will not be identified to testify. Every time you press 1-0 you either put yourself “In queue” or take yourself “Out of queue” so listen carefully, and press 1-0 only once when you are prompted by the moderator.
  • When you are successfully in the queue, with your assigned line number, the moderator will call out your line number, open your line, and at that time you may address the committee. You must have your own phone unmuted before you begin testimony.

 

A more detailed explanation of the teleconference instructions can be found by clicking the “Teleconference Instructions” 

 

Committee Hearing Listen Only toll-free phone numbers:

 

Senate Chamber:

888-251-2909  Access Code: 7362831

 

Senate Hearing Room 4203:

888-251-2909  Access Code: 7362832

 

Senate Hearing Room 3191:

888-808-6929  Access Code: 7362833 

 

 

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.

Members:

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.

Committee Address

Staff