Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments




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.

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://www.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.

Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee meet on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am in Room 112.

JURISDICTION: Bills relating to Elections, Reapportionment and proposals to amend the California Constitution.

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

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

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                                         Senator Thomas J. Umberg                                                                     Senator Jim Nielsen
                                       Senator Thomas J. Umberg (Chair) (D)                                         Senator Jim Nielsen (Vice Chair) (R)
       Senator Robert M. Hertzberg                                         Senator Connie M. Leyva                                            Senator Henry I. Stern
    Senator Robert M. Hertzberg (D)                       Senator Connie M. Leyva (D)                              Senator Henry I. Stern (D)



Current Membership:

4 Democrats
1 Republican

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