*ADVISORY* Senate Informational Hearings

Monday, June 13, 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. More information on upcoming hearings is available at http://senate.ca.gov/senate-oversight-hearings/upcoming.

Cigarette Tax to Fund Healthcare, Tobacco Use Prevention, Research, and Law Enforcement, Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute
Joint Hearing Senate Health (Hernandez) and Assembly Health (Wood) and Revenue and Taxation (Ridley-Thomas)
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. in State Capitol Room 4202
The Senate Committee on Heath, the Assembly committee on Health and the Assembly committee on Revenue and Taxation will hold a joint informational hearing to better assess the initiative increases excise taxes on the distribution of cigarettes and other tobacco products. This hearing fulfills the requirement of Elections Code Section 9034, which requires the appropriate Legislative Committees to hold a public hearing on the subject of an initiative measure. It also applies, for the first time; the tobacco products excise tax (as amended by the measure) to certain types of electronic cigarettes. The additional revenues would be used to increase funding for existing health care programs and for other specified purposes.

Legislation and Proceedings – Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute #1742 
Joint Hearing Senate Elections and Constitutional Amendments (Allen) and Assembly Rules (Gordon) 
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in room 437
The Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments along with the Assembly Committee on Rules will be conducting a joint informational hearing on the California Legislature Transparency Act, a pending initiative cosponsored by Charles T. Munger, Jr. and former State Senator Sam Blakeslee.  The joint informational hearing is being conducted pursuant to Section 9034 of the Elections Code.