ADVISORY: Senate Oversight and Informational Hearings

Monday, May 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and every Capitol hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage A video archive of hearings going back to 2005 is available via

Crisis in the Golden State: Asian Citrus Psyllid’s Threat to Destroy California Citrus
Agriculture (Galgiani)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in State Capitol Room 113
The hearing will focus on the crisis facing California citrus industry due to the rapid spread of ACP throughout the state. Expert witnesses will discuss current state, federal, and local actions to detect, control, and prevent the spread of ACP and the disease it carries, Huanglongbing, (HLB); the economic impact of ACP/HLB in California; and strategies and solutions to mitigate the spread of ACP/HLB and efforts to find a cure to treat infected trees.

Use of Mandatory Overtime at State Facilities
Joint Hearing Senate Public Employment And Retirement (Pan) and Assembly Public Employees, Retirement, And Social Security (Bonta)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10 a.m. in State Capitol Room 444
The joint hearing will provide committee members the opportunity to consider issues raised by the Little Hoover Commission’s recently released report, “Time and Again: Overtime in State Facilities”, and hear from department and employee representatives regarding the use of mandatory overtime in state facilities. 

School Bonds. Funding for K-12 School and Community College Facilities, Initiative Statutory Amendment. 
Joint Hearing Senate Education (Liu) and Assembly Education (O’Donnell) and Higher Education (Medina)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in State Capitol Room 4204
The proposed statewide ballot measure, “Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016”, authorizes $9 billion in general obligation bonds:  $3 billion for new construction and $3 billion for modernization of K-12 public school facilities; $1 billion for charter schools and vocational education facilities; and $2 billion for California Community Colleges facilities.  This hearing will provide an overview of this ballot measure as well as the K-12 and California Community Colleges facilities funding processes.  Panelists will include representatives from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the Department of Finance, the Coalition for Adequate School Housing, and the California Building Industry Association.