California State Legislature, 2015-16 Session
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California State Legislature, 2015%E2%80%9316 Session
2015-16 session of the
California State Legislature
The Great Seal of the State of California
Overview
Legislative bodyCalifornia State Legislature
JurisdictionCalifornia
TermDecember 1, 2014 - November 30, 2016
Senate
Members40
President of the SenateGavin Newsom (D)
Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2016
President pro temporeKevin de León (D-24th)
Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2016
Minority Leader
Party controlDemocratic
Assembly
Members80
Speaker
Minority Leader
Party controlDemocratic

The 2015-16 session was a session of the California State Legislature. The session first convened on December 1, 2014, and adjourned sine die on November 30, 2016.

Major events

Vacancies and special elections

Leadership changes

Party changes

Senate

Composition of the California State Senate
  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
Midpoint
26 1 13
Democratic Vacant Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant Suspended
End of previous legislature 25 12 37 1 2
Begin 25 14 39 1 0
December 10, 2014 26 40 0
January 2, 2015 25 39 1
January 3, 2015 13 38 2
January 5, 2015 12 37 3
March 19, 2015 13 38 2
March 22, 2015 14 39 1
May 28, 2015 26 40 0
July 14, 2016 13 39 1
Latest voting share 65% 35%

Officers

Position Name Party District
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Democratic
President pro tempore Kevin de León Democratic 24th-Los Angeles
Majority leader Bill Monning Democratic 17th-Carmel
Majority whip Lois Wolk Democratic 3rd-Davis
Majority caucus chair Connie Leyva Democratic 20th-Chino
Majority caucus vice chair Mike McGuire Democratic 2nd-Healdsburg
Minority leader Jean Fuller Republican 16th-Bakersfield
Minority caucus chair Tom Berryhill Republican 8th-Twain Harte
Minority caucus whip Ted Gaines Republican 1st-El Dorado Hills
Minority caucus assistant whip Patricia Bates Republican 36th-Laguna Niguel
Secretary Daniel Alvarez
Sergeant-at-Arms Debbie Manning
Chaplain Sister Michelle Gorman

The Secretary, the Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chaplain are not members of the Legislature.

Members

District Name Party Residence Term-limited? Notes
1 Ted Gaines Republican El Dorado Hills
2 Mike McGuire Democratic Healdsburg
3 Lois Wolk Democratic Davis Yes
4 Jim Nielsen Republican Gerber
5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic Stockton
6 Richard Pan Democratic Sacramento
7 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic Concord Yes Resigned on January 2, 2015[3]
Vacant from January 2, 2015, to May 28, 2015
Steve Glazer Democratic Orinda Sworn into office on May 28, 2015[6]
8 Tom Berryhill Republican Twain Harte
9 Loni Hancock Democratic Berkeley Yes
10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic Fremont
11 Mark Leno Democratic San Francisco Yes
12 Anthony Cannella Republican Ceres
13 Jerry Hill Democratic San Mateo
14 Andy Vidak Republican Hanford
15 Jim Beall Democratic San Jose
16 Jean Fuller Republican Bakersfield Minority leader since August 27, 2015
17 Bill Monning Democratic Carmel
18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic Van Nuys
19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic Santa Barbara
20 Connie Leyva Democratic Chino
21 Steve Knight Republican Palmdale Resigned on January 5, 2015[3]
Vacant from January 5, 2015, to March 19, 2015
Sharon Runner Republican Lancaster Sworn into office on March 19, 2015, died July 14, 2016[4]
Vacant from July 14, 2016, to November 30, 2016
22 Ed Hernandez Democratic West Covina
23 Mike Morrell Republican Rancho Cucamonga
24 Kevin de León Democratic Los Angeles President pro tempore
25 Carol Liu Democratic La Cañada Flintridge Yes
26 Ben Allen Democratic Santa Monica
27 Fran Pavley Democratic Agoura Hills Yes
28 Jeff Stone Republican Temecula
29 Bob Huff Republican San Dimas Yes Minority leader from January 5, 2012, to August 27, 2015
30 Holly Mitchell Democratic Los Angeles
31 Richard Roth Democratic Riverside
32 Tony Mendoza Democratic Artesia
33 Ricardo Lara Democratic Bell Gardens
34 Janet Nguyen Republican Garden Grove
35 Vacant from September 22, 2014, to December 10, 2014[1]
Isadore Hall, III Democratic Compton Sworn into office on December 10, 2014[2]
36 Patricia Bates Republican Laguna Niguel
37 Mimi Walters Republican Irvine Resigned on January 3, 2015[3]
Vacant from January 3, 2015, to March 22, 2015
John Moorlach Republican Costa Mesa Sworn into office on March 22, 2015[5]
38 Joel Anderson Republican Alpine
39 Marty Block Democratic San Diego
40 Ben Hueso Democratic San Diego

Assembly

Composition of the California State Assembly
  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
Midpoint
52 28
Democratic Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 55 24 79 1
Begin 52 28 80 0
December 31, 2015 51 79 1
April 14, 2016 52 80 0
Latest voting share 65% 35%

Officers

Position Name Party District
Speaker Anthony Rendon Democratic 63rd-Lakewood
Speaker emeritus Toni Atkins Democratic 78th-San Diego
Speaker pro tempore Kevin Mullin Democratic 22nd-South San Francisco
Assistant speaker pro tempore Autumn Burke Democratic 62nd-Marina del Rey
Majority floor leader Ian Calderon Democratic 57th-Whittier
Assistant majority floor leader Jim Cooper Democratic 9th-Elk Grove
Majority whip Miguel Santiago Democratic 53rd-Los Angeles
Democratic whip Nora Campos Democratic 27th-San Jose
Assistant majority whip Evan Low Democratic 28th-Campbell
Majority caucus chair Mike Gipson Democratic 64th-Carson
Minority leader Chad Mayes Republican 42nd-Yucca Valley
Assistant minority leaders Frank Bigelow Republican 5th-O'Neals
Jay Obernolte Republican 33rd-Big Bear Lake
Kristin Olsen Republican 12th-Riverbank
Minority caucus chair Brian Jones Republican 71st-Santee
Minority floor leader Marie Waldron Republican 75th-Escondido
Deputy minority floor leader Bill Brough Republican 73rd-Dana Point
Chief minority whip James Gallagher Republican 3rd-Nicolaus
Minority whips Ling Ling Chang Republican 55th-Diamond Bar
Beth Gaines Republican 6th-Roseville
Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson
Sergeant-at-Arms Ronald Pane
Chaplain Father Constantine Papademos

The Chief Clerk, the Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chaplain are not members of the Legislature.

Members

District Name Party Residence Term-limited? Notes
1 Brian Dahle Republican Bieber
2 Jim Wood Democratic Healdsburg
3 James Gallagher Republican Nicolaus
4 Bill Dodd Democratic Napa
5 Frank Bigelow Republican O'Neals
6 Beth Gaines Republican El Dorado Hills Yes
7 Kevin McCarty Democratic Sacramento
8 Ken Cooley Democratic Rancho Cordova
9 Jim Cooper Democratic Elk Grove
10 Marc Levine Democratic San Rafael
11 Jim Frazier Democratic Oakley
12 Kristin Olsen Republican Riverbank Yes Minority leader from December 1, 2014, to January 4, 2016
13 Susan Eggman Democratic Stockton
14 Susan Bonilla Democratic Concord Yes
15 Tony Thurmond Democratic Richmond
16 Catharine Baker Republican Dublin
17 David Chiu Democratic San Francisco
18 Rob Bonta Democratic Alameda
19 Phil Ting Democratic San Francisco
20 Bill Quirk Democratic Hayward
21 Adam Gray Democratic Merced
22 Kevin Mullin Democratic South San Francisco
23 Jim Patterson Republican Fresno
24 Rich Gordon Democratic Menlo Park Yes
25 Kansen Chu Democratic San Jose
26 Devon Mathis Republican Visalia
27 Nora Campos Democratic San Jose Yes
28 Evan Low Democratic Campbell
29 Mark Stone Democratic Scotts Valley
30 Luis Alejo Democratic Salinas Yes
31 Henry Perea Democratic Fresno Yes Resigned on December 31, 2015[8]
Vacant from December 31, 2015, to April 14, 2016
Joaquin Arambula Democratic Kingsburg Sworn into office on April 14, 2016
32 Rudy Salas Democratic Bakersfield
33 Jay Obernolte Republican Big Bear Lake
34 Shannon Grove Republican Bakersfield Yes
35 Katcho Achadjian Republican San Luis Obispo Yes
36 Tom Lackey Republican Palmdale
37 Das Williams Democratic Carpinteria Yes
38 Scott Wilk Republican Santa Clarita
39 Patty Lopez Democratic San Fernando
40 Marc Steinorth Republican Rancho Cucamonga
41 Chris Holden Democratic Pasadena
42 Chad Mayes Republican Yucca Valley Minority leader since January 4, 2016
43 Mike Gatto Democratic Los Angeles Yes
44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic Thousand Oaks
45 Matt Dababneh Democratic Encino
46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic Sherman Oaks
47 Cheryl Brown Democratic Rialto
48 Roger Hernandez Democratic West Covina Yes
49 Ed Chau Democratic Monterey Park
50 Richard Bloom Democratic Santa Monica
51 Jimmy Gomez Democratic Echo Park
52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic Pomona
53 Miguel Santiago Democratic Los Angeles
54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Democratic Los Angeles
55 Ling Ling Chang Republican Diamond Bar
56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic Coachella
57 Ian Calderon Democratic Whittier
58 Cristina Garcia Democratic Bell Gardens
59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer Democratic Los Angeles
60 Eric Linder Republican Corona
61 Jose Medina Democratic Riverside
62 Autumn Burke Democratic Marina del Rey
63 Anthony Rendon Democratic Lakewood Speaker since March 7, 2016
64 Mike Gipson Democratic Carson
65 Young Kim Republican Fullerton
66 David Hadley Republican Manhattan Beach
67 Melissa Melendez Republican Lake Elsinore
68 Don Wagner Republican Irvine Yes
69 Tom Daly Democratic Anaheim
70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic Long Beach
71 Brian Jones Republican Santee Yes
72 Travis Allen Republican Huntington Beach
73 Bill Brough Republican Dana Point
74 Matthew Harper Republican Huntington Beach
75 Marie Waldron Republican Escondido
76 Rocky Chavez Republican Oceanside
77 Brian Maienschein Republican San Diego
78 Toni Atkins Democratic San Diego Yes Speaker from December 1, 2014, to March 7, 2016
79 Shirley Weber Democratic San Diego
80 Lorena Gonzalez Democratic San Diego

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Wednesday, September 17, 2014" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 5029. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Monday, December 15, 2014" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 19. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Monday, January 5, 2015" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 31. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Thursday, March 19, 2015" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 353. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Monday, March 23, 2015" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 369. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Thursday, May 28, 2015" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 1115. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ White, Jeremy (December 22, 2015). "Henry T. Perea takes job with pharmaceutical industry group". Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Monday, January 4, 2016" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3299. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Thursday, August 27, 2015" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 2198. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ "Monday, January 4, 2016" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3303. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Monday, March 7, 2016" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3840. Retrieved 2016.

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