Welcome to the Committee on Judiciary

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code (excluding criminal procedure).

The Judiciary Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 104 and the phone number is (916) 319-2334.

Please see information and resources below regarding access to justice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis:

  • Court users should check with their local courts or court websites for updates on how a court is responding to the crisis.  Here are the links to local court websites.
  • Information about court closures and emergency orders is available on the California Courts website here.

Due to the statewide stay-at-home order and guidance on physical distancing, seating for the upcoming hearing will be very limited for press and for the public. All are encouraged to watch the hearing from its live stream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.

The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing, but the public is strongly encouraged to participate via the web portal, phone or one of the Remote Testimony Stations available for testimony outside of the Capitol.

At the committee hearing, two witnesses will be permitted to testify in support of each bill and two witnesses may testify in opposition.  All additional witnesses may state their name, affiliation, and whether they are in support of, or opposed to, the bill being presented.  Bill authors will identify their main support witnesses.  If you are interested in being one of the main witnesses in opposition to a bill that is scheduled to be heard at the hearing, please coordinate with other witnesses who may wish to testify and submit witness information to the committee by sending an email to grant.silva@asm.ca.gov.  In order to be chosen as a main witness, you must have submitted a letter in support of, or opposed to, the bill. 

Assembly Member Mark Stone

Assembly Member Mark Stone,
Chair of the Judiciary Committee

Assembly Member James Gallagher, Vice Chair

Assembly Member James Gallagher,
Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee

For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 
Advocacy Quick Reference Guide
Submit Position Letter

Important COVID-19 Information

In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing; however, due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information): 
    • Sacramento – State Capitol Park (Location to be determined based on weather conditions)
    • San Francisco State Office (455 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102)
    • San Diego State Building (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101) 
  • Written testimony before the hearing via 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.
  • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

Assembly Chamber

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Contact Information

Assembly Judiciary Committee
1020 N Street, Room 104
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.319.2334 phone
916.319.2188 fax
Members & Staff

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