*ADVISORY* Senate Informational Hearings

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO – All Senate hearings are open for the public to attend, and every Capitol hearing is viewable via livestream on the Senate homepage http://senate.ca.gov/. A video archive of hearings going back to 2005 is available via http://senate.ca.gov/media-archive.


Marijuana Legalization (Proposed Initiative)

Joint Hearing Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development (Hill)

And Assembly Business and Professions (Salas) and Health (Wood) and Revenue and Taxation (Ridley-Thomas)

Tuesday, May 24 at 1:30 P.M. in State Capitol Room 4202

The Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development will meet jointly with the Assembly Committees on Business and Professions, Health, and Revenue and Taxation to discuss the proposed initiative, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. This informational hearing will feature a nonpartisan analysis of the proposal by the Legislative Analyst’s Office, proponents, opponents and public comment.    


Carry-Out Bags Charges 

Joint Hearing Senate Environmental Quality (Wieckowski) and Assembly Natural Resources (Williams)

Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 P.M. in State Capitol Room 112

The Senate Environmental Quality and Assembly Natural Resources Committees will conduct a joint informational hearing, regarding the initiative entitled, “Carry-Out Bags. Charges. Initiative Statute,” which is proposed to be on the November 2016 statewide ballot.  The purpose of the hearing is to review the content of the initiative and the potential effects on existing laws concerning single-use plastic bag bans and revenue generated by carryout bag charges.




State Fees On Hospitals Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds (Initiative Statutory And Constitutional Amendment)

Joint Hearing Senate Health (Hernandez) and Assembly Health (Wood)

Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30 P.M. in State Capitol Room 4203 This joint hearing will review the proposed statewide initiative measure entitled “State Fees on Hospitals. Federal Medi-Cal Matching Funds. Initiative Statutory and Constitutional Amendment” that is planned for the November 2016 ballot.  The Committees will hear from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, which will present an overview and their analysis of the proposed initiative, the Department of Health Care Services on how implementation of the existing hospital fee will change if the initiative passes and the impact of the federal Medicaid managed care regulations on the hospital fee going forward if the initiative passes, and proponents and opponents of the measure will share their points of view.