FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions [pdf]

Q. How many Democrats and Republicans are there?
A. Current Membership:
       52 Democrats
       25 Republicans
       3 Vacancies

Each Assembly Member represents 490,000 Californians.
http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers

Q. What time does Assembly Floor session start?
A. Generally Floor Session is convened on Monday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Members have committee hearings and/or meetings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Session can also be upon call of the Speaker and depends on the Legislative Calendar.  Here’s a link to the Daily File and legislative calendar to confirm the scheduled Assembly session.
http://clerk.assembly.ca.gov/daily-file
http://assembly.ca.gov/legislativedeadlines

Q. Where do I locate my Assembly Member?
A. http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

Q. If a joint committee is being held, do both committees need to submit a file notice or approval letter?
A. No, only the committee heading the meeting needs to drop off a file notice and get an approval letter from the Speaker’s Office.

Q. How many bills has my Assembly Member introduced?
A. Refer to the chart in the back of the most recent Assembly Weekly History titled “Assembly Measures Introduced by The Original Authors.” This chart lists every Assembly Member and which Assembly Bills, Constitutional Amendments, and Resolutions they have introduced that session.

Q. How many bills has the Governor signed or vetoed?
A. The Assembly Weekly History contains several charts that list how many bills have been signed, chaptered, or vetoed during each year of the legislative session.

  • The Disposition of Assembly Measures chart on page 2 of the Assembly Weekly History gives a quick summary of how many bills have been signed, chaptered, or vetoed that year.
     
  • The Assembly Bills Approved by Governor and Chaptered chart located toward the end of the Assembly Weekly History lists the Assembly Bills signed by the Governor, chaptered, author of the bill, bill subject, and date signed by the Governor.
     
  • The Assembly Bills Vetoed by Governor chart located towards the end of the Assembly Weekly History lists Assembly bills vetoed by the Governor, the subject matter, and date vetoed.
     
  • The Chapter Numbers of Assembly and Senate Bills chart lists every chapter number and corresponding Assembly or Senate Bill.
     

Q. What is the Assembly Floor Analysis?
A. The Assembly Floor Analysis (AFA) is a unit within the Chief Clerk’s Office responsible for the ensuring the availability and coordination of analyses for all floor amendments, bills on Third Reading, concurrence in Senate amendments, and bills vetoed by the Governor (Assembly Rules 56.6, 56.7, 69(a), 69(b), and 77).

Q. When does the Assembly Adjourn sine die?
A. Sine Die is the final adjournment. Literally, “without days,” the end of session. Adjournment sine die at midnight November 30 of the even year of every two year Session.

 

 

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