HEALTH ACCESS UPDATE

Wednesday, January 12th, 2005

SENATE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES ASSIGNED

* New Mix of Members on Health, Insurance, Budget, and Appropriations

BELOW are the lists of the new Senate legislative committees of direct interest to health consumer advocates.

A list of all the committees is available in the “press room” section of the Senate Majority Caucus website: http://democrats.senate.ca.gov/

A list of the Assembly committees of interest to health advocates was published last week, and is also available at the Health Access web site, at:

http://www.health-access.org/2005_01_01_Sac_archives.htm#110537299420201031

Senate Health Committee (11 members, 6 votes needed to pass bills)

  • Deborah Ortiz, Chair (D-6, Sacramento)
  • Elaine Alquist (D-13, San Jose)
  • Wes Chesbro (D-2, Napa/Eureka/Santa Rosa/Vallejo)
  • Liz Figueroa (D-10, Fremont)
  • Sheila Kuehl (D-23, Los Angeles)
  • Jackie Speier (D-8, San Francisco/San Mateo)
  • Ed Vincent (D-25, Inglewood)

  • George Runner, Vice Chair (R-17, Lancaster/Victorville)
  • Sam Aanestad (R-4, Chico/Nevada City/Redding/Colusa)
  • Dave Cox (R-1, Sacramento)
  • Abel Maldonado (R-15, San Jose/San Luis Obispo)

Senate Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee (10 members, 6 votes needed to pass bills)

  • Jackie Speier, Chair (D-8, San Francisco/San Mateo)
  • Liz Figueroa (D-10, Fremont)
  • Alan Lowenthal (D-27, Paramount/Long Beach)
  • Kevin Murray (D-26, Los Angeles/Culver City)
  • Jack Scott (D-21, Pasadena)
  • Vacancy (D)

  • Dave Cox, Vice Chair (R-1, Sacramento)
  • Jeff Denham (R-12, Modesto/Salinas/Merced)
  • Dennis Hollingsworth (R-36, Temecula/El Cajon)
  • Abel Maldonado (R-15, San Jose/San Luis Obispo)

Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee (17 members)

  • Wes Chesbro, Chair (D-2, Napa/Eureka/Santa Rosa/Vallejo)
  • Denise Moreno Ducheny, Chair of the Health Budget Subcommitee (D-40, Chula Vista/Coachella)
  • Joe Dunn (D-34, Garden Grove)
  • Christine Kehoe (D-39, San Diego)S
  • heila Kuehl (D-23, Los Angeles)
  • Alan Lowenthal (D-27, Paramount/Long Beach)
  • Mike Machado (D-5, Stockton/Vacaville)
  • Gloria Romero (D-24, Los Angeles/Baldwin Park/West Covina)
  • Jack Scott (D-21, Pasadena)
  • Joe Simitian (D-11, Santa Cruz/Palo Alto)
  • Tom Torlakson (D-7, Concord/Antioch)

  • Dennis Hollingsworth, Vice Chair (R-36, Temecula/El Cajon)
  • John Campbell (R-35, Costa Mesa)
  • Bob Dutton (R-31, Rancho Cucamonga)
  • Bob Margett (R-29, Diamond Bar)
  • Tom McClintock (R-19, Thousand Oaks)
  • George Runner (R-17, Lancaster/Victorville)

Senate Appropriations Committee (13 members)

  • Carole Migden, Chair (D-3, San Francisco/San Rafael)
  • Elaine Alquist (D-13, San Jose)
  • Debra Bowen (D-28, Redondo Beach)
  • Martha Escutia (D-30, Norwalk)
  • Kevin Murray (D-26, Los Angeles/Culver City)
  • Deborah Ortiz (D-6, Sacramento)
  • Jackie Speier, Chair (D-8, San Francisco/San Mateo)
  • Vacancy

  • Sam Aanestad, Vice Chair (R-4, Chico/Nevada City/Redding/Colusa)
  • Roy Ashburn (R-18, Bakersfield)
  • Jim Battin (R-37, Moreno Valley/Palm Desert)
  • Bob Dutton (R-31, Rancho Cucamonga)
  • Charles Poochigian (R-14, Fresno/Ripon)

Senate Government Modernization, Efficiency & Accountability Committee (10 members)

  • Liz Figueroa, Chair (D-10, Fremont)
  • Debra Bowen (D-28, Redondo Beach)
  • Denise Moreno Ducheny (D-40, Chula Vista/Coachella)
  • Dean Florez (D-16, Fresno/Bakersfield)
  • Sheila Kuehl (D-23, Los Angeles)
  • Kevin Murray (D-26, Los Angeles/Culver City)

  • Bob Dutton, Vice Chair (R-31, Rancho Cucamonga)
  • Roy Ashburn (R-18, Bakersfield)
  • John Campbell (R-35, Costa Mesa)
  • Tom McClintock (R-19, Thousand Oaks)

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