2021-2022 Hearings


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 August 25, 2021:

Participant number: 877-336-4437

ACCESS CODE: 8268428


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” 

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 - SB 18, SB 31, SB 204, SB 222, SB 223, SB 341, SB 345, SB 394, SB 479  (Position letters are due March 10th by noon)

April 12, 2021 -  SB 4, SB 28, SB 222, SB 223, SB 423, SB 533, SB 546, SB 589, SB 662  (Position letters are due April 7th by noon)

April 19, 2021 - SB 556, SB 31, SB 68, SB 99, SB 437, SB 529, SB 533, SB 560, SB 599, SB 694, SB 756 (Position letters are due April 14th by noon)

April 26, 2021 - SB 67, SB 378, SB 439, SB 529, SB 560, SB 612, SB 617, SB 646, SB 677, SB 733, SB 740, SB 743 (Position letters are due April 21st by noon)

June 14, 2021 - AB 242, AB 1058, AB 1349, AB 1426  (Position letters are due June 9th by noon)

June 21, 2021 - AB 41, AB 242, AB 537     (Position letters are due June 16th by 2:00 pm)

June 28, 2021 -  AB 641, AB 1100, AB 1250, AB 1257, AB 1471   (Position letters are due June 23rd by noon)

July 5, 2021 - AB 14, AB 41, AB 322, AB 525, AB 641, AB 1389   (Position letters are due June 30th by noon)

July 12, 2021 - AB 33, AB 74, AB 758, AB 843, AB 1425   (Position letters are due July 7th by noon)

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

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