Welcome to Senate Committee on Transportation

 Senate Transportation Committee meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Room 4203.  However, always check the Senate Daily File for any changes.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Senate Transportation committee's physical office is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The committee staff is working remotely and we are available during regular business hours, excluding holidays. Please call 916-651-4121 or email Katie Bonin at katie.bonin@sen.ca.gov

Please check the Senate Daily File and the committee website for updates on hearings and agendas.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but we are here to answer your questions and assist you as best as we can.

The committee staff does not accept emailed position letter. Please use the link below to submit letters electronically. Letters for the Tuesday, August 4 hearing are due the Monday, July 27 by noon. 

For more information, refer to the 'FAQ' tab.

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Members:

Senator Jim Beall (Chair)
Senator Patricia C. Bates (Vice Chair)
Senator Benjamin Allen
Senator Brian Dahle
Senator Bill Dodd
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Senator Lena A. Gonzalez
Senator Mike McGuire
Senator Melissa A. Melendez
Senator Mike Morrell
Senator Richard D. Roth
Senator Susan Rubio
Senator Nancy Skinner
Senator Thomas J. Umberg
Senator Bob Wieckowski

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 Transportation hearing call-in information for August 4, 2020 

(Participant number: 844-291-6364) (ACCESS CODE:  5646946)  

 

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” 

Committee Address

Staff