Please note that the following Senate Committee listing is for 2013-14 legislative session. If you would like more detailed information please visit our Senate Archives.

Please check back for the 2015-16 Senate Committees.


Policy Committee hearings are the forums for public input, the best place for citizens to communicate their concerns about proposed legislation. Bills are heard in Standing Committees which meet on a regular basis throughout the year. Many standing committees have Sub-Committees that focus in more depth on particular issues. Select Committees and Special Committees study California policy issues and problems in order to develop longer range solutions. Joint Committees have membership from both houses and consider issues of joint concern.


Committee information available online includes committee membership, staff, addresses, phone numbers, meeting schedules, and policy jurisdictions.


The Policy Committees of the Senate meet on a regular basis throughout the year to hear legislation.

Standing Committees

Banking and Financial Institutions
Budget and Fiscal Review
Business, Professions and Economic Development
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
Energy, Utilities and Communications
Environmental Quality
Governance and Finance
Governmental Organization
Human Services
Labor and Industrial Relations
Natural Resources and Water
Public Employment and Retirement
Public Safety
Transportation and Housing
Veterans Affairs

Sub Committees

Olive Oil Production and Emerging Products
Invasive Species
Fiscal Oversight and Bonded Indebtedness
Subcommittee No. 1 on Education
Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation
Subcommittee No. 3 on Health and Human Services
Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration and General Government
Subcommittee No. 5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Gas and Electric Infrastructure Safety
Subcommittee on Gaming
Subcommittee on Healthcare Workforce and Access to Care
Subcommittee on Gangs, Guns and Drugs

Select Committees

Aging and Long Term Care
Air Quality
Asian Pacific Islander Affairs
Autism and Related Disorders
California Job Creation and Retention
California Mexico Cooperation
California Ports and Goods Movement
California's Energy Independence
California's Wine Industry
California-European Trade
Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation
Defense and Aerospace
Emerging Technology: Biotechnology and Green Energy Jobs
Energy Efficiency
Excellence, Innovation and Accountability in State Government
Manufactured Home Communities
Mental Health
Passenger Rail
Science, Innovation and Public Policy
The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta
Valley Fever
Women and Inequality: Strategies to Promote Opportunity

Joint Committees

Joint Committee on Arts
Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation and Classification
Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture
Joint Committee on Rules
Joint Legislative Audit Committee
Joint Legislative Budget
Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management


Legislative Ethics