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Upcoming Legislative Hearings of Interest to Cities

February 5, 2016
The Legislature will host a number of oversight and informational hearings on a variety of policy areas of interest to cities in the coming weeks.
 
Following the fast approaching Feb. 19 bill introduction deadline, expect to see a decrease in informational hearings as the Legislature prepares for hearings on the FY 2016-17 budget and specific legislation.

Some hearings, if not all, will be televised. The Senate and Assembly publish weekly television schedules, but audio is always available online. In addition, many hearings are also webcast via the California Channel.
 
Here are a number of upcoming hearings of interest to cities:
 
Feb. 10
 
Joint Hearing of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review and Natural Resources Committees, 10 a.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • Oversight Hearing: State Environmental Incentives for Low and Moderate-Income Families 
Feb. 11
 
Assembly Select Committee on California’s Clean Energy Economy, 1-4 p.m., State Capitol, Room 437
  • Energy Efficiency of Existing Buildings 
Feb. 17
 
Joint Hearing of the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications and Transportation and Housing Committees, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • Ride-hailing Disruption: Establishing a Level Playing Field In the Transportation-for-Hire Market 
Feb. 18
 
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 4203
  • Informational Hearing: Cap-and Trade: Addressing Legislative Budget Priorities 
Feb. 22
 
Joint Hearing of the Senate Transportation and Housing and Assembly Transportation Committees, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 4202
  • Joint Hearing: Overview of California Air Resources Board Air Quality and Emissions Reduction Programs as they Relate to the Transportation Sector 
Joint Hearing of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • Informational Hearing: Wildfires, Drought and Climate Change’s Impact on Tree Mortality 
Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, 1:30 p.m., State Capitol, Room 126
  • Informational Hearing: Tax Incentives for Economic Growth 
Feb. 23
 
Joint Hearing of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife and Senate Natural Resources and Water Committees, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 4203
  • State Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act 
Feb. 25
 
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, upon adjournment of session, State Capitol, Room 4203
  • Informational Hearing: Challenges and Opportunities: Homelessness in California’s Local Communities 
March 3
 
Senate Budget and Fiscal Review, Subcommittee No. 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • Oversight Hearing: Medical Marijuana, ELPF, Proposition 1, State Obligations, LAO Presentation, Budget Overview 
March 8
 
Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, 9:30 a.m., State Capitol, Room 112
  • Oversight Hearing: Assessing California’s Chronically Underfunded Water Needs: Options for Moving Forward 
March 9
 
Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, 9:00 a.m., State Capitol, Room 447
  • California Environmental Protection Agency, Natural Resources Agency, and CalTrans 
March 14
 
Joint Hearing of the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development and Assembly Business and Professions Committees, 9 a.m., Room 4203
  • Sunset Review Oversight Hearing: California Massage Therapy Council
March 16
 
Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, Upon Adjournment of Session, State Capitol, Room TBD
  • California Transportation Commission 2016 STIP Fund Estimate


 
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