Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Education

The next Senate Education Committee Hearing Information is listed below.


Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Time: 9:00 am

Location: 1021 O Street, Room 2100

Letter deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024 by noon.


2024 Bill Hearings, Amendment, and Position Letter Deadlines.


Bill Hearing Date

Position Letter Deadline

(By Noon)

Author Amendments

(By Noon)

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Friday, March 15, 2024

Monday, March 11, 2024

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Friday, March, 29, 2024

**Thursday, March 21, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Friday, April 5, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Friday, April 12, 2024 Monday, April 8, 2024
Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Friday, April 19, 2024 Monday, April 15, 2024



Support and opposition letters are due by 12:00 noon the Friday prior to a scheduled hearing in order to be included in the analyses.

  • Letters must be on letterhead with a signature and title of an official of the organization or designated representative.
  • Coalition letters must have logos, signatures, and titles for all organizations.
  • Letters of conditional support or opposition will not be listed in the analysis.
  • Letters must clearly indicate the position (letters containing "concern" will not be listed).
  • Submit letters only once unless the bill is subsequently amended, causing uncertainty as to the organization's present position.

Letters can be sent to the Committee by:

  • Using the Advocacy Portal by clicking on the "Submit Position Letter" icon below.
  • Mailed to us at: Senate Education Committee, 1021 O Street, Suite 6740, Sacramento, CA 95814.

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

For detailed directions on submitting a position letter: Advocacy Quick Reference Guide




After completing a one-time registration to obtain a username and password, log in to submit your position letter as a registered lobbyist, organization, or individual seeking to communicate your views to the bill author’s staff as well as the committee that will be hearing the bill.

  1. As an Individual, how do I send comments to the committee?
    1. Select measure type, measure number, and Session Type.
    2. Click on the “Search” button.
    3. Select the appropriate Committee.
    4. Select Your Stance.
    5. Input note message in the note box.
    6. Complete the Captcha and select the “Submit” button.
    7. For detailed directions on submitting a position letter:  Advocacy Quick Reference Guide.

Submit Position Letter



As of February 28, 2023, the Governor terminated the state's COVID-19 State of Emergency. 


As of February 28, 2023, the Governor terminated the state's COVID-19 State of Emergency.  Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices.  Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available. 

The Senate continues to welcome the public and provides access to both in-person and written participation for public comment. If you are unable to attend a hearing in person, written comments or testimony can be provided directly to the committees by emailing the committee or utilizing the Advocacy Portal.



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

Committee Phone: 916-651-4105
Email: sedn.committee@senate.ca.gov


committee room

The Senate Education Committee meets every Wednesday at 9:00 am in Room 2100.

JURISDICTION: Bills relating to education, higher education, and certificated educational personnel.


Senator Josh Newman (Chair)   Senator Josh Newman (Chair) (D)

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Vice Chair)   Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Vice Chair) (R)

Senator Dave Cortese   Senator Dave Cortese (D)

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

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez   Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D)

Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas   Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (D)

Senator Scott Wilk   Senator Scott Wilk (R)

Current Membership:

5 Democrats
2 Republicans


Committee Agenda


Senate Education Committee

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