Senate Health Committee will continue to be chaired by Senator Ed Hernandez. Senate Budget Committee will continue to be chaired by Senator Mark Leno, who had also previously chaired the budget subcommittee on health and human services. That subcommittee will be newly chaired by Senator Bill Monning, who just finished serving as chair of the Assembly Health Committee.
We are pleased to have familiar and friendly faces in these important roles in such a crucial year. From the Senate President’s press release, here are some other posts of importance for health advocates:
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
Majority Leader: Ellen Corbett
Democratic Caucus Chair: Jerry Hill
Rules: Darrell Steinberg (Chair), Jean Fuller (Vice Chair), Bill Emmerson, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Ricardo Lara
Appropriations: Kevin de León
Budget and Fiscal Review: Mark Leno
Budget Subcommittee #3 – Health & Human Services: Bill Monning
Health: Ed Hernandez, O.D.
Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/12/darrell-steinberg-names-new-california-senate-committee-chairs.html#storylink=cpy