Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Appropriations

Appropriations Committee meets every Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Room 4203.

JURISDICTION: Pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5 all bills with a fiscal impact, as determined by Legislative Counsel, are referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee after they have been heard in their respective policy committees.  This can include bills that appropriate money, result in substantial expenditure of state money, or result in a substantial loss of revenue to the state.  




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 the important work of the Senate.

  • We are receiving office phone calls at (916) 651-4101 during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • Committee staff are also available by email.
  • We will continue to receive position letters on all legislation via the advocacy portal and by mail and email: https://sapro.senate.ca.gov/position-letters.
  • We will continue to keep our website up to date should we schedule any bill hearings: https://sapro.senate.ca.gov/billhearings.
  • Author’s Amendments to bills in our committee will be accepted and processed during the recess. 

Thank you for understanding during this unprecedented time.


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

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Senator Anthony J. Portantino (Chair)
Senator Patricia C. Bates (Vice Chair)
Senator Steven Bradford
Senator Jerry Hill
Senator Brian Jones
Senator Connie M. Leyva
Senator Bob Wieckowski

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