Welcome to the Senate Committee on Agriculture


As of February 28, 2023, the Governor terminated the state's COVID-19 State of Emergency.  Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices.  Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available. 

The Senate continues to welcome the public and provides access to both in-person and written participation for public comment. If you are unable to attend a hearing in person, written comments or testimony can be provided directly to the committees by emailing the committee or utilizing the Advocacy Portal.  

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.


                                   POSITION LETTERS

Support and Opposition Letters for Upcoming Hearings

  • Position letters are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday of the week prior to the hearing.
    • Must be on letterhead with signature and title of an official of the organization.
    • Coalition letters must have signatures and titles for all organizations.
    • Letters of conditional support/opposition will not be listed on the analysis.
    • Letters must clearly indicate position (“We have concerns” is not clear).
    • Letters must be addressed to the author of the bill or the Senate Agriculture Committee when submitted. Letters addressed to other committees of reference will be accepted only if submitted directly to the Senate Agriculture Committee. 
  • Submit letters only once unless bill is amended “substantially” after original letter sent, causing uncertainty as to your organization’s present position.
  • Please submit position letters by clicking on the “Submit Position Letter” icon below.
    • If you're unable to, please call the Agriculture Committee at (916) 651-1508.
For information on how to submit a position letter, please see the directions below:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter



JURISDICTION:  Bills relating to agriculture.

Committee Members:

Senator Melissa Hurtado (Chair) 

Senator Shannon Grove (Vice Chair) 

Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil 

Senator Dave Cortese 

Senator Steve Padilla


Committee Address