Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Quality

Meets 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays at 9:30 A.M. in Room 3191.  Always check the Senate Daily File for any changes.

JURISDICTION: Bills relating to environmental quality, air quality, water quality, climate change,

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), waste management, pesticides, and hazardous materials.

 

 
Please submit letters via the Advocacy Portal no later than noon, 9 days prior to hearing.
Submit Position Letter

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

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Senate Environmental Quality Committee hearing will be

***PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE***

May 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 4203 (please see hearings tab above)

***Updated May 29, Public Comment Call-In Number: 1-844-291-6364***

Access Code: 6104099

 

 

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.  

                                                        

Please submit position letters by 12 p.m. (noon) on May 20, 2020 

(please see position letters tab above)

 

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 Environmental Quality hearing call-in information for May 29, 2020 

(Participant number: 844-291-6364) (ACCESS CODE: 6104099)  

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. 

 

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 is 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 communication during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 

     

  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal and email. Please see "Position Letters" above for more specific information.

     

  • 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 note the various ways we are available to assist you:

Committee phone:  (916) 651-4108

Committee email:

 

Senate Environmental Quality Committee Members:

Senator Benjamin Allen (Chair)
Senator Patricia C. Bates (Vice Chair)
Senator Brian Dahle
Senator Jerry Hill
Senator Nancy Skinner
Senator Henry I. Stern
Senator Bob Wieckowski

Committee Address

Staff