Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Governmental Organization

Committee Website Teleconference Instructions:

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for committee hearings will be very limited for press and for the public.  All are encouraged to watch our hearing from its live stream on the Senate's website at  https://senate.ca.gov/
We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal.  Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
The Capitol will be open for attendance of committee hearings, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal or telephonically.
Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.
Please note:  In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service.


Senate Committee on Governmental Organization hearing call-in information for TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd at 1:30 p.m.

Participant Phone Number: 844-291-6364

Participant Access Code: 8579750

or information on how to submit a position letter please see the directions below:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter


To protect public health and slow the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State Capitol is closed to the public.  However, we are working remotely to continue to serve you. 

  • We are receiving office phone calls and responding to all email communication during the business hours of 9:00 am ~ 5:00 pm ~ Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal, fax, and mail. (change language to be specific to each committee) 
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date on the status of our bill hearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

Please note the various ways we are available to assist you:

Committee phone: (916) 651-1530

Committee Staff:


Governmental Organization meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 9:30 am in Capitol Room 4203.

Support and Opposition letters are due by 5 pm, 5 business days prior to hearing.  Letters received after the deadline will not be included on the analysis but will be included in the public file.  You may also submit a hard copy either by mail or hand delivery.

 ♦ JURISDICTION: Bills relating to state government organization, horseracing public gaming, the National Guard, alcoholic beverages, and management of public safety emergencies and disaster response, and legislation permitting the use of state-controlled lands. Bills that have been considered by other committees having jurisdiction of the appropriate subject, for consideration of any question relating to state government.


Senator Bill Dodd (Chair)
Senator Scott Wilk (Vice Chair)
Senator Benjamin Allen
Senator Bob Archuleta
Senator Andreas Borgeas
Senator Steven Bradford
Senator Ling Ling Chang
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Senator Steven M. Glazer
Senator Jerry Hill
Senator Ben Hueso
Senator Brian W. Jones
Senator Jim Nielsen
Senator Anthony J. Portantino
Senator Susan Rubio
Senator Scott D. Wiener

Committee Address