Save The Date: CADEM Executive Board, August 25 – 29, 2021
All position requests must be submitted 30 days prior to the Committee meeting. Legislation will most likely meet on Friday, August 27th which means the deadline to submit legislation for consideration is Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Late Submission Notice: Late resolutions will be heard by the Committee only with unanimous consent of the members in attendance at a meeting of the Committee. Once
a late resolution has received unanimous consent to be heard, it will be treated in the same way as if it had been submitted as a timely resolution. The submitter may also be asked to provide 40 copies of the legislation request form and related materials depending on the timeframe.
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.
Submit any legislation request HERE.
California Democratic Party 2021 State Convention
2021 Legislation Committee Agenda
Committee Roster 2021-2023
Ansermio Jake Estrada
Mariana Corona Sabeniano
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.