State Sen. Toni Atkins.
State Sen. President pro tem Toni Atkins. Photo by Chris Stone

While Nancy Pelosi was preparing to return as speaker of the House in Washington, another California leader was flexing her muscles in Sacramento.

State Senate President pro tem Toni Atkins of San Diego on Thursday announced committee membership assignments for the 2019-2020 legislative session reconvening Monday.

Committee chairs and vice chairs were announced Dec. 21 and remain the same, said a statement by Democrat Atkins, who will chair the powerful Rules Committee as mandated by Senate rules.

Republican Sen. Brian Jones of Santee, the former Assembly member, was named vice chair of the Natural Resources and Water Committee and also will join the Insurance, Appropriations, Budget and Fiscal Review, and Governmental Organization committees.

Democrat Sen. Ben Hueso of the 40th district in San Diego will again chair the Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee and rejoin the Banking and Financial Institutions, Governmental Organization, Insurance, and Natural Resources and Water committees.

The former San Diego City Council member wasn’t renamed to the Veterans Affairs Committee.

Atkins’ assignments for the 40-member body:

Standing Committees

Agriculture

  • Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), Chair.
  • Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas)
  • Sen. Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa)

*Vacancy

Appropriations

  • Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge), Chair.
  • Sen. Pat C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena)
  • Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo)
  • Sen. Brian W. Jones (R-Santee
  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont

· *Vacancy

Banking and Financial Institutions

  • Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Chair.
  • Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Brea), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire
  • Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge

Budget and Fiscal Review

  • Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger
  • Sen. Brian W. Jones (R-Santee
  • Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel
  • Sen. John M.W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire
  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento
  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley
  • Sen. Henry I. Stern (D-Canoga Park
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula
  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana
  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont

Business, Professions and Economic Development

  • Sen. Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa), Chair.
  • Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera
  • Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa
  • Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton
  • Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo
  • Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino
  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento
  • Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita

Education

  • Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Chair.
  • Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg
  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento

Elections and Constitutional Amendments

  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino
  • Sen. Henry I. Stern (D-Canoga Park

Energy, Utilities and Communications

  • Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair.
  • Sen. John M.W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena
  • Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar
  • Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa
  • Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg
  • Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley
  • Sen. Henry I. Stern (D-Canoga Park
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula
  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (San Francisco

Environmental Quality

  • Sen. Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica), Chair.
  • Sen. Pat C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley
  • Sen. Henry I. Stern (D-Canoga Park
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula
  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont

Governance and Finance

  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Chair.
  • Sen. John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose
  • Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama
  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (San Francisco

Governmental Organization

  • Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Chair.
  • Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica
  • Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera
  • Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno
  • Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena
  • Sen. Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar
  • Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton
  • Sen. Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa
  • Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo
  • Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego
  • Sen. Brian W. Jones (R-Santee
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama
  • Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge
  • Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park
  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (San Francisco

Health

  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair.
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield
  • Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger
  • Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino
  • Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel
  • Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park

Housing

  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair.
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg
  • Sen. John M.W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa
  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley
  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana
  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont

Human Services

  • Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Chair.
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose
  • Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara
  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento
  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (San Francisco

*Vacancy


Insurance

  • Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), Chair.
  • Sen. Brian W. Jones (R-San Marcos), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera
  • Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno
  • Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa
  • Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton
  • Sen. Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa
  • Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield
  • Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego
  • Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. John M.W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa
  • Sen. Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge
  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside

Judiciary

  • Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair.
  • Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica
  • Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel
  • Sen. Henry I. Stern (D-Canoga Park
  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana
  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont

*Vacancy

Labor, Public Employment and Retirement

  • Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), Chair.
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara
  • Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento

Legislative Ethics

  • Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair.
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Patricia C. Bates (R- Laguna Niguel
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley

Natural Resources and Water

  • Sen. Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park), Chair.
  • Sen. Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica
  • Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno
  • Sen. Anna Caballero (D-Salinas
  • Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego
  • Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel

Public Safety

  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair.
  • Sen. John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Gardena
  • Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara
  • Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire
  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (San Francisco

Rules

  • Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Chair.
  • Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel
  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside

Transportation

  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), Chair.
  • Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa
  • Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire
  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside
  • Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park
  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula
  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana
  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont

*Vacancy


Veterans Affairs

  • Sen. Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), Chair.
  • Sen. Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama
  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside
  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana
  • Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita

Budget Subcommittees

Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education

  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Chair.
  • Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino
  • Sen. Mike Morrell (R-Inland Empire

Budget Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation

  • Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Chair.
  • Sen. Brian W. Jones (R-Santee
  • Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel
  • Sen. Henry I. Stern (D-Canoga Park

Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services

  • Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair.
  • Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger
  • Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Temecula

Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration and General Government

  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama
  • Sen. Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana

Budget Subcommittee #5 on Corrections, Public Safety and the Judiciary

  • Sen. Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair.
  • Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose
  • Sen. John M.W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa

Joint Legislative Audit Committee

  • Sen. Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Vice Chair.
  • Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno
  • Sen. Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Los Angeles
  • Sen. Bill Monning (D-Carmel
  • Sen. John M.W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa
  • Sen. Scott D. Wiener (San Francisco
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