Welcome to the Senate Standing Committee on Insurance

Senate Insurance Committee hearings for the 2023-24 Legislative session meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:30 P.M. in Room 2100, 1021 O Street. Please check the daily file for any schedule changes. 

Please note: We do not have a finalized list of which bills are being set on each hearing date. You are strongly advised to submit your position letter(s) ASAP, do not wait for bills to be noticed in the Daily File.

For specific requirements and deadlines for submitting position letters to the committee please refer to the "Position Letters" tab above.

For information on how to submit a position letter by using the advocacy portal please see the directions below:

Advocacy Quick Reference Guide

Submit Position Letter

The Capitol and O Street building is open for in-person attendance of committee hearings.  Please utilize the teleconference service if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive.

The Senate strongly recommends that all members of the public wear a mask in all shared spaces in the Capitol and the 1021 O Street building. Masks are available at all security entrances.

We encourage the public to submit written testimony before the hearing through the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

Teleconference Instructions:


Information regarding a call-in option for testimony will be made available and updated the night prior to the hearing date.

Senate Committee on Insurance call-in information for hearing on June 28, 2023

Participant number:  877-226-8216   Access Code: 5700096

Please note: In order for your testimony to be heard clearly, you must mute any devices you are using to live stream the committee hearing prior to calling into the teleconference service. Please do not testify using speakerphone or bluetooth, this can cause acoustic feedback and make it very difficult to hear your testimony. 

  • Upon calling in, you will be placed in a “waiting room” where you will be muted but you can listen to the committee hearing as you wait.
  • When a committee moves to public comment, a moderator will ask for anyone who is wishing to testify in “Support” or “Opposition” of the bill to please press 1-0.   You should press 1-0 when you are prompted by the moderator. When you press 1-0 on your phone, you will wait and an operator will assign you a line number, at that time you will be placed in the queue for identification.  Remember your line number, the moderator will call out that number to identify YOU when it is your turn to testify.  OF IMPORTANT NOTE: If you press 1-0 a second time, you will remove yourself from the queue and you will not be identified to testify. Every time you press 1-0 you either put yourself “In queue” or take yourself “out of queue” so listen carefully, and press 1-0 only once when you are prompted by the moderator.
  • When you are successfully in the queue, with your assigned line number, the moderator will call out your line number, open your line, and at that time you may address the committee. You must have your own phone unmuted before you begin testimony.

A more detailed explanation of the teleconference instructions can be found by clicking theTeleconference Instructions


Committee Contact Information

Committee phone:  (916) 651-4110

Committee Staff:

Erin Ryan, Retired Annuitant: erin.ryan@sen.ca.gov 

Jill Rice, Principal Consultant: jill.rice@sen.ca.gov

Kaitlyn Preston, Committee Assistant: kaitlyn.preston@sen.ca.gov





Senator Susan Rubio (Chair)
Senator Janet Nguyen (Vice Chair)
Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil
Senator Bill Dodd
Senator Brian W. Jones
Senator Roger W. Niello
Senator Anthony J. Portantino


Committee Address