Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications

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

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter

 

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.

 

Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications hearing call-in information for June 29th: 

  • PARTICIPANT NUMBER: 844-291-6364

  • ACCESS CODE: 1416853

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.

Energy, Utilities and Communications meets every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month at 9:00 A.M. in Room 3191.

COMMITTEE RULES

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, fax, and mail. Please see "Position Letters" above for more specific information.

     

  • 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:

Committee phone:  (916) 651-4107

Committee Staff:

Nidia Bautista: nidia.bautista@sen.ca.gov

Sarah Smith: sarah.smith@sen.ca.gov

Melanie Cain: melanie.cain@sen.ca.gov

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

 

JURISDICTION: Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.

Members:

Senator Ben Hueso (Chair)
Senator John M. W. Moorlach (Vice Chair)
Senator Steven Bradford
Senator Ling Ling Chang
Senator Brian Dahle
Senator Bill Dodd
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Senator Jerry Hill
Senator Mike McGuire
Senator Susan Rubio
Senator Nancy Skinner
Senator Henry I. Stern
Senator Scott D. Wiener

Committee Address

Staff