Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments

Committee meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday at 9:30 A.M. in Room 2100 O street.



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

Submit Position Letter Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

It is the responsibility of an organization/individual to submit an updated position letter to the Committee if the organization's/individual's position on a bill changes.


Call in information for Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments hearing: 



Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments Hearing


To view this hearing please click here.

Call in information: 

  • Public call in number:

  • Public Access Code:



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 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal, fax, email and mail.
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date as best we can on the status of our bill hearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. Please contact our office for details to this process.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these times.

Teleconference Instructions:


Due to the health and safety risks associated with the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Senate will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Accordingly, seating for Senate proceedings will continue to be limited to the extent social distancing allows. 


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.


Example: Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments  hearing call-in information for August 4, 2020 

(Participant number: 1-800-000-0000) (Access Code: 0000000) 


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. Please do not testify using speakerphone or bluetooth, this can cause acoustic feedback and make it very difficult to hear your testimony. 


  • Upon calling in, you will be placed in a “waiting room” where you will be muted but you can listen to the committee hearing as you wait.


  • When a committee moves to public comment, a moderator will ask for anyone who is wishing to testify in “Support” of the bill to please press 1-0.  The moderator will again prompt those waiting in “Opposition” when the committee moves to opposition.  You should press 1-0 when you are prompted by the moderator – be sure to listen for support or opposition and DO NOT press 1-0 until the proper position has been asked for. 


  • When you press 1-0 on your phone, you will wait and an operator will assign you a line number, at that time you will be placed in the queue for identification.  Remember your line number, the moderator will call out that number to identify YOU when it is your turn to testify.  IMPORTANT NOTE: If you press 1-0 a second time, you will remove yourself from the queue and you will not be identified to testify. Every time you press 1-0 you either put yourself “In queue” or take yourself “Out of queue” so listen carefully, and press 1-0 only once when you are prompted by the moderator.


  • When you are successfully in the queue, with your assigned line number, the moderator will call out your line number, open your line, and at that time you may address the committee. You must have your own phone unmuted before you begin testimony.


A more detailed explanation of the teleconference instructions can be found by clicking the “Teleconference Instructions” 





Senator Steven M. Glazer (Chair)   Senator Steven M. Glazer (Chair) (D)

Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair)   Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair) (R)

Senator Benjamin Allen   Senator Benjamin Allen (D)

Senator Mike McGuire   Senator Mike McGuire (D)

Senator Caroline Menjivar   Senator Caroline Menjivar (D)

Senator Josh Newman   Senator Josh Newman (D)

Senator Thomas J. Umberg   Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D)

Current Membership:

6 Democrats
1 Republicans

Committee Address