Archives: 2015-16 Legislative Session

Position Letters

Support and Opposition letters are due no later than 5:00 pm, 7 business days prior to the Tuesday that the bill is set for hearing.  (See specific dates below)

There are several ways you can submit a letter.

1. Hand delivered to the committee office - State Capitol Room 5046

2. Fax - 916-323-2232

3. Mail - Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, California State Capitol, Room 5046, Sacramento, CA 95814

4. You may also utilize the Advocacy Portal by clicking on the "Submit Position Letter" icon on the Committee Home page

  • Please note that you must submit your letter to our committee specifically when using the portal.

For more information on how to use the advocacy portal please see the directions here Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

 

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ IN FULL:

When submitting a letter you must clearly state one of the following positions in order to be reflected in the analysis:

  • Support
  • Support if amended
  • Opposition
  • Oppose unless amended 

Any other positions of concern will be filed with the committee but will not be reflected in the analysis.  Please be sure to state your position and the measure number clearly. 

Coalition Letters:

One represenative may submit a position letter on behalf of others.  For the letter to be accepted by the committee, only the signature of the representing organization is required.  However, all of the organizations must be specifically listed, (person's name and organization name) in the signature area.

 

Who should the letter be addressed to:

Our committee will accept letters addressed to the Author or previous committees of referral, in addition to our Chair or the Committee specifically.  HOWEVER, they must be submitted to our committee directly, in one of the above stated ways. 

 

It is not the policy of the committee to make sure your letters get to all the members of the committee.  You are encouraged to hand deliver or mail your letter to each member individually.  Please click the “Member Information” link above for full contact details on each member of the committee.

 

Senate Bill Hearings:

March 10th – letters Friday, February 28th

March 24th – letters due Friday, March 13th

April 14th – letters due Friday, April 3rd

 

Assembly Bill Hearings:

June 9th – letters due Friday, May 29th

June 23rd – letters due Friday, June 12th

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