Welcome to the Senate Committee on Agriculture

 

                                                   Committee 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 Agriculture hearing call-in information for May 13, 2020:

    Participant Phone Number:  844-291-6364

    Participant Access Code:  7975621

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.

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                          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 and Legislative Office Building are 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 communications during the business hours of             9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
     
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal (below), fax, and email.
     
  • 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 REACH OUT SHOULD YOU NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE COMMITTEE OFFICE

Committee phone:  916-651-1508

Committee staff:   Jone McCarthy, Committee Assistant              jone.mccarthy@sen.ca.gov

                                 Reichel Everhart, Committee Consultant        reichel.everhart@sen.ca.gov

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POSITION LETTERS

Support and Opposition letters are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the week prior to the hearing.

  • Letters must be on letterhead with signature and title of an official of the organization or designated representative.
  • Coalition letters must have signatures and titles for all organizations.
  • Letters of conditional support or opposition will not be listed on the analysis.
  • Letters must clearly indicate position ("We have concerns" is not clear).

Submit letters only once unless bill is subsequently amended causing uncertainty as to the organization's present position.

Please submit position letters by clicking on the "Submit Position Letter" icon below.

 

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

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter

Agriculture Committee meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. in Room 113.

JURISDICTION:  Bills relating to agriculture.

Members:

Senator Cathleen Galgiani (Chair)
Senator Scott Wilk (Vice Chair)
Senator Anna M. Caballero
Senator Brian Dahle
Senator Steven M. Glazer

Committee Address

Staff