Legislature Returns on Monday, Committee Assignments Announced

The California Legislature will convene in Sacramento on Monday, January 7 to begin its official business of the 2019 Legislative Session. A very busy week ahead is expected with the swearing-in of Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom on Monday, the release of the governor’s proposed budget on Thursday, and new bill introductions by members of the Legislature throughout the week.

Both Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon recently announced leadership positions and committee assignments for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. Membership listings of key legislative committees are below. Full committee assignments may be accessed at the following links: Senate | Assembly

Senate Appropriations Committee

Senators Anthony Portantino (D; Chair), Pat Bates (R; Vice Chair), Steven Bradford (D), Jerry Hill (D), Brian Jones (R), Bob Wieckowski (D), and one vacancy

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee

Senators Holly Mitchell (D; Chair), Jim Nielsen (R; Vice Chair), Jim Beall (D), Maria Elena Durazo (D), Melissa Hurtado (D), Brian Jones (R), Connie Leyva (D), Mike McGuire (D), Bill Monning (D), John Moorlach (R), Mike Morrell (R), Richard Pan (D), Richard Roth (D), Nancy Skinner (D), Henry Stern (D), Jeff Stone (R), Thomas Umberg (D), and Bob Wieckowski (D)

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services

Senators Richard Pan (D; Chair), Melissa Hurtado (D), and Jeff Stone (R)

Senate Health Committee

Senators Richard Pan (D; Chair), Jeff Stone (R; Vice Chair), Maria Elena Durazo (D), Shannon Grove (R), Melissa Hurtado (D), Connie Leyva (D), Holly Mitchell (D), Bill Monning (D), and Susan Rubio (D)


Assembly Appropriations Committee

Assembly Members Lorena Gonzalez (D; Chair), Frank Bigelow (R; Vice Chair), Richard Bloom (D), Rob Bonta (D), William Brough (R), Ian Calderon (D), Wendy Carrillo (D), Ed Chau (D), Tyler Diep (R), Susan Eggman (D), Vince Fong (R), Jesse Gabriel (D), Eduardo Garcia (D), Jay Obernolte (R), Cottie Petrie-Norris (D), Bill Quirk (D), and Robert Rivas (D)

Assembly Budget Committee

Assembly Members Phil Ting (D; Chair), Jay Obernolte (R; Vice Chair), Joaquin Arambula (D), Richard Bloom (D), William Brough (R), David Chiu (D), Jim Cooper (D), Vince Fong (R), Jim Frazier (D), James Gallagher (R), Cristina Garcia (D), Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D), Tom Lackey (R), Monique Limón (D), Brian Maienschein (R), Devon Mathis (R), Kevin McCarty (D), Jose Medina (D), Melissa Melendez (R), Kevin Mullin (D), Al Muratsuchi (D), Adrin Nazarian (D), Patrick O’Donnell (D), Jim Patterson (R), James Ramos (D), Eloise Gómez Reyes (D), Luz Rivas (D), Blanca Rubio (D), Mark Stone (D), Shirley Weber (D), Buffy Wicks (D), and Jim Wood (D)

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services

Assembly Members Joaquin Arambula (D; Chair), Jim Frazier (D), Devon Mathis (R), Jim Patterson (R), James Ramos (D), Blanca Rubio (D), Jim Wood (D), Phil Ting (Democratic Alternate), and Jay Obernolte (Republican Alternate)

Assembly Health Committee

Assembly Members Jim Wood (D; Chair), Chad Mayes (R; Vice Chair), Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D), Frank Bigelow (R), Rob Bonta (D), Autumn Burke (D), Wendy Carrillo (D), Heath Flora (R), Monique Limón (D), Kevin McCarty (D), Adrin Nazarian (D), James Ramos (D), Freddie Rodriguez (D), Miguel Santiago (D), and Marie Waldron (R)