Legislation Committee

CDP Legislation Request Form

The Committee Process: We are broken into two sub-committees, State and Federal Legislation, both of which have conference calls prior to the eBoard meeting during which they review the submissions and put forward a consent calendar. At eBoard, that consent calendar is presented to the full committee. We take general testimony at the beginning of the committee meeting, followed by a (public) committee discussion (Having an advocate remain to answer questions during committee discussion can be helpful). Staff provides every committee member with copies of all legislation on the consent calendar, as well as any additional materials that submitters have supplied for that purpose. Anyone planning to testify should arrive a few minutes before the start of the meeting to sign in. Thank you.

Committee Duties: The Legislation Committee proposes legislation, when needed, in response to the duties and policies of the Party; maintains a listing of all pending legislation that is of "must" and/or major concern to the Party; and keeps a record of the vote by the Democratic Party legislators on those legislative items. The Legislation Committee makes recommendations and proposes actions on said legislation that is consistent with guidelines adopted by the California Democratic State Central Committee (California Democratic Party) Rules Committee.

July 2018 Legislation Positions

February 2018 Legislation Positions

August 2017 Legislation Positions

June 2016 Legislation Positions

Legislation Committee Guidelines

July 2014 Legislation Positions

August 2015 Legislation Positions

Committee Roster 2017-2019

Lead Chair

Tristan Brown
Lynette Henley


Holly Andrade Blair
Kelvin Barrios
Jamie Beutler
Cheryl Cook-Kallio
Margaret Granado
Elizabeth Linnerman
Jerilyn Stapleton
Katherine Underwood


Cecile Bendavid
Rebecca Curry
Lionel M Dew
Amy Hines-Sheikh
Deana Igelsrud
Paul Kujawsky
Hene Kelly
Harpal Mann
Richard Mathews
Alex Salgado
Susan Shannon
Guy Strahl
Patricia Suzuki
Paula Villescaz
Lowell Young

Committee Staff
Jann Dorothy
(916) 442-5707


Please note that these descriptions are not meant to be an interpretation of the California Democratic Party Bylaws. The CDP Bylaws are available on our website here.

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