Senate Oversight and Informational Hearings

Tuesday, August 02, 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 More information on upcoming hearings is available at



Charter School Oversight in California

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 9 A.M. in John L. Burton Hearing Room 4203

The Senate Education Committee will have an informational hearing on the oversight of charter schools in California. This hearing will investigate the charter school petition process, the role and responsibilities of charter authorizers, and whether the related statutory provisions are sufficient to ensure adequate oversight of these schools. Panelists include the Legislative Analyst's Office, school practitioners, administrators, and school and county board members. 


Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management

Next Generation 911, Security, Funding, and Technology Needs

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 10 A.M. to 12 noon State Capitol Room 126

"Next Generation 911, Security, Funding, and Technology Needs,” will examine the funding sources needed by 911 services, the funding methodology that should be used, and the security problems associated with new and emerging technologies. OES has testified that the State Emergency Telephone Number Account or SETNA, which is funded by a user’s 911 Surcharge, is spending down its reserve balance and may be in a deficit condition in the near future.  


Joint Hearing Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill and Assembly Committee on Natural Resources

Crimson Pipeline Oil Spill

Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 3 P.M. Bell Arts Factory 432 N. Ventura Ave, Ventura

The Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill and the Assembly Natural Resources Committee will hold a Joint Informational Hearing on the Grove Incident oil spill in Ventura County. On June 23 of this year, up to 700 barrels of oil were spilled from a pipeline owned and operated by Crimson Pipeline into Prince Barranca and into Hall Canyon. The hearing will address the inspection record of the pipeline and the spill response to date.