2021-2022 Hearings

2021-2022 Hearings


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To watch videos of all committee hearings, click on this link then search for the hearing date or the name of the committee


2021 Hearings

March 15, 2021 

April 12, 2021 

April 19, 2021 

April 26, 2021 

June 14, 2021 

June 21, 2021 

June 28, 2021 

July 5, 2021 

July 12, 2021 

August 25, 2021 - Keeping the Power On: A Focus on Electricity Reliability and the California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office Annual Update to the Legislature. 


2022 Hearings

January 10, 2022 

March 14, 2022 

March 28, 2022 

April 18, 2022 

April 25, 2022 Postponed to April 26th

April 26, 2022 

May 31, 2022 

June 15, 2022 

June 21, 2022 

June 27, 2022 

August 2, 2022 -- Annual Update to the Legislature by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Public Advocates Office 

August 9, 2022 -- SEUC Subcommittee on Clean Energy Future -- Clean reliability: What does California need to ensure grid reliability while reducing fossil fuels? 

August 10, 2022 -- Joint Hearing with Senate Committees on Governance and Finance, Energy, Utilities and Communications, and Natural Resources and Water -- Overview of Proposition 30: Provides Funding for Programs to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Increasing Tax on Personal Income over $2 Million. Initiative Statute (21-0037A1) 

August 16, 2022 

August 25, 2022 -- Proposal to Extend Operations of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant 

August 30, 2022 

November 29, 2022 - SEUC Subcommittee on Clean Energy Future -- High Road Clean Energy Jobs 


Teleconference Instructions:


Due to the health and safety risks associated with the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Senate will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Accordingly, seating for Senate proceedings will continue to be limited to the extent social distancing allows. 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 Subcommittee hearing call-in information for :

Participant number: 



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”