Rank: 23
Elected: 2013
Re-election: 2018
Ben Hueso  -  (D) California
State Senator - California Senate District 40
State Capitol
1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Phone: (916) 651-4040
  • Fax: (916) 651-4940
State District
333 H Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • Phone: (619) 409-7690
  • Fax: (619) 409-7688
Bill Bill Name Summary
SB15 Postsecondary education: financial aid: Graduation SB 15, as amended, Block. Postsecondary education: financial aid. aid: Graduation Incentive Grant program. The (1) The Cal Grant Program establishes the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards, the California Community Colleg...
SCR6 Santa Fe, Argentina: sister state relationship. Relative to a sister state relationship with Santa Fe, Argentina.
SCR24 Lieutenant Colonel James C. Warren Memorial Interchange. Relative to the Lieutenant Colonel James C. Warren Memorial Interchange.
SCR32 Autism Awareness Month. Relative to Autism Awareness Month.
AB171 Department of Veterans Affairs: veterans' services. AB 171, as amended, Irwin. Department of Veterans Affairs: veterans' services. Existing law requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to disburse funds, appropriated to the department for the purpose of supporting county...
AB1051 Human trafficking. AB 1051, as introduced, Maienschein. Human trafficking. Existing law, as amended by Proposition 21, as approved by the voters at the March 7, 2000, statewide primary election, provides that any person who actively particip...
AB1317 Public postsecondary education: executive officer compensation. AB 1317, as introduced, Salas. Public postsecondary education: executive officer compensation. Existing law establishes the University of California, which is administered by the Regents of the University of California, an...
ACR31 California Agriculture Day. Relative to California Agriculture Day.
SB189 Clean Energy and Low-Carbon Economic and Jobs Growth SB 189, as amended, Hueso. Clean Energy and Low-Carbon Economic and Jobs Growth Blue Ribbon Committee. Existing law requires specified state agencies to prepare and submit to the Secretary for Environmental Protection , sp...
SB193 Veterans. SB 193, as amended, Committee on Veterans Affairs. Veterans. Existing law adopts the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and the Manual for Courts-Martial, as governing and applicable to the active state militia, including t...
SB249 Vehicles: enhanced driver's license. SB 249, as introduced, Hueso. Vehicles: enhanced driver's license. Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon proper application, to issue driver's licenses and identification cards. The federal Western H...
SB273 State real property: surplus. SB 273, as introduced, Hueso. State real property: surplus. Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services to acquire and dispose of state real property under specified conditions. This bill would state the inten...
SB287 Automated external defibrillators (AEDs). SB 287, as introduced, Hueso. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Existing law requires any person or entity that supplies an AED, which means an automated or automatic external defibrillator (AED) to notify an agent...
SB328 Landlords: notice of pesticide use. SB 328, as introduced, Hueso. Landlords: notice of pesticide use. Existing law regulates the hiring of dwelling units, as defined. Existing law requires a landlord of a residential dwelling unit to provide a new tenant wit...
SB303 Controlled substances: destruction of seized marijuana. SB 303, as introduced, Hueso. Controlled substances: destruction of seized marijuana. Existing law, the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, includes provisions authorizing the forfeiture and seizure of property involved in,...
SB351 Corporations: management. SB 351, as introduced, Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions. Corporations: management. (1) The Nonprofit Corporation Law authorizes the formation of public benefit corporations, mutual benefit corporations, and ...
SB385 Primary drinking water standards: variances: hexavalent chromium. SB 385, as introduced, Hueso. Primary drinking water standards: variances: hexavalent chromium. The California Safe Drinking Water Act provides for the operation of public water systems and imposes on the State Water Resou...
SB415 Local election dates. SB 415, as introduced, Hueso. Local election dates. Existing law establishes election dates in each year, which are the second Tuesday of April in each even-numbered year, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March ...
SB539 California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. SB 539, as introduced, Hueso. California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program. The California Renewables Portfolio Standard Program requires the Public Utilities Commission to establish a renewables portfolio standard req...
SB509 Plastic products: labeling. SB 509, as introduced, Hueso. Plastic products: labeling. Existing law prohibits the sale of a plastic product labeled as "compostable," "home compostable," or "marine degradable" unless it meets a certain specification, c...
SB577 Securities: qualification: exemptions. SB 577, as introduced, Hueso. Securities: qualification: exemptions. Existing law, the Corporate Securities Law of 1968, requires the offer and sale of securities in the state to be qualified with the Commissioner of Busin...
SB481 Internal auditors: independence. SB 481, as introduced, Hueso. Internal auditors: independence. Existing law requires, with certain exceptions, that all city, county, city and county, and district employees who conduct audits or that conduct audit activit...
SB603 Defendant: acting as his or her own attorney (in pro per). SB 603, as introduced, Hueso. Defendant: acting as his or her own attorney (in pro per). The California Constitution provides that a victim of crime is entitled to be treated with fairness and respect for his or her privac...
SB798 Water resources. SB 798, as introduced, Committee on Natural Resources and Water. Water resources. (1) Existing law declares that the diversion or use of water other than as authorized by specified provisions of law is a trespass. Existing...
SB660 Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: ex parte communications. SB 660, as introduced, Hueso. Public Utilities Commission: proceedings: ex parte communications. The California Constitution establishes the Public Utilities Commission, with jurisdiction over all public utilities. The Cal...
SB726 Energy conservation assistance. SB 726, as introduced, Hueso. Energy conservation assistance. The Energy Conservation Assistance Act of 1979 authorizes any eligible institution to submit an application to the State Energy Resources Conservation and Devel...
SB745 Telecommunications: universal service: California SB 745, as introduced, Hueso. Telecommunications: universal service: California Advanced Services Fund. Existing law, the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, establishes a program of cooperative federalism for the regu...
SB693 State Energy Resources Conservation and Development SB 693, as introduced, Hueso. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission: qualifications: conflicts of interest. Existing law establishes the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commissi...
SB631 Public Utilities Commission: fees. SB 631, as introduced, Hueso. Public Utilities Commission: fees. Under existing law, the Public Utilities Commission has regulatory authority over public utilities. Existing law allows the commission to charge and collect ...
SB796 Alcoholic beverage licenses: private equity funds. SB 796, as introduced, Committee on Governmental Organization. Alcoholic beverage licenses: private equity funds. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act specifies the rules and procedures for the issuance and transfer of alcoh...
SB797 General obligation bonds. SB 797, as introduced, Committee on Governmental Organization. General obligation bonds. The County Jail Capital Expenditure Bond Act of 1981 authorized the issuance and sale of $280 million in state general obligation bon...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
ACR26 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR26 Levine By McGuire 3/26/2015 Yea
ACR26 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR26 Levine By McGuire 3/26/2015 Yea
ACR41 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR41 Ting By Pan 3/26/2015 Yea
ACR41 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR41 Ting By Pan 3/26/2015 Yea
ACR42 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR42 Quirk By Fuller 3/26/2015 Yea
SCR29 Senate 3rd Reading SCR29 Nguyen 3/26/2015 Other
SCR32 Senate 3rd Reading SCR32 Beall 3/26/2015 Yea
SR15 Senate 3rd Reading SR15 Mendoza 3/26/2015 Yea
AB91 Assembly 3rd Reading ( Supplemental File 1)AB 91 Co mmittee on Budget By 3/25/2015 Yea
AB91 Assembly 3rd Reading ( Supplemental File 1)AB 91 Co mmittee on Budget By 3/25/2015 Yea
AB92 Assembly 3rd Reading ( Supplemental File 1)AB 92 Co mmittee on Budget By 3/25/2015 Yea
AB92 Assembly 3rd Reading ( Supplemental File 1)AB 92 Co mmittee on Budget By 3/25/2015 Yea
AJR4 Be adopted 3/24/2015 Yea
SB13 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations 3/24/2015 Yea
SB133 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Health 3/24/2015 Yea
SB141 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Rules Recommend Consent 3/24/2015 Yea
SB144 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations Recommend Consent 3/24/2015 Yea
SB173 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations 3/24/2015 Nay
SB198 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Governance and Finance 3/24/2015 Nay
SB20 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Environmental Quality 3/24/2015 Yea
SB204 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations 3/24/2015 Yea
SB208 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Environmental Quality 3/24/2015 Yea
SB209 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations 3/24/2015 Yea
SB234 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations Recommend Consent 3/24/2015 Yea
SB355 Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations 3/24/2015 Yea
SB37 Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations 3/24/2015 Yea
SJR3 Be adopted 3/24/2015 Yea
SJR4 Be adopted 3/24/2015 Yea
SB100 Senate 3rd Reading SB100 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB101 Senate 3rd Reading SB101 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB102 Senate 3rd Reading SB102 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB103 Senate 3rd Reading SB103 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB104 Senate 3rd Reading SB104 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB105 Senate 3rd Reading SB105 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB106 Senate 3rd Reading SB106 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB107 Senate 3rd Reading SB107 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB108 Senate 3rd Reading SB108 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB109 Senate 3rd Reading SB109 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB75 Senate 3rd Reading SB75 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB76 Senate 3rd Reading SB76 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB77 Senate 3rd Reading SB77 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB78 Senate 3rd Reading SB78 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB79 Senate 3rd Reading SB79 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB80 Senate 3rd Reading SB80 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB81 Senate 3rd Reading SB81 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB82 Senate 3rd Reading SB82 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB83 Senate 3rd Reading SB83 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB84 Senate 3rd Reading SB84 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB85 Senate 3rd Reading SB85 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB86 Senate 3rd Reading SB86 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB87 Senate 3rd Reading SB87 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB88 Senate 3rd Reading SB88 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB89 Senate 3rd Reading SB89 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB90 Senate 3rd Reading SB90 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB91 Senate 3rd Reading SB91 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB92 Senate 3rd Reading SB92 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB93 Senate 3rd Reading SB93 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB94 Senate 3rd Reading SB94 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB95 Senate 3rd Reading SB95 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB96 Senate 3rd Reading SB96 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB97 Senate 3rd Reading SB97 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB98 Senate 3rd Reading SB98 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SB99 Senate 3rd Reading SB99 Committee On B. & F.R. (Leno) 3/23/2015 Yea
SCR26 Senate 3rd Reading SCR26 Beall 3/23/2015 Other
SR19 Senate 3rd Reading SR19 Fuller 3/23/2015 Yea
ACR20 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR20 Mark Stone By Jackson 3/19/2015 Yea
SCR21 Senate 3rd Reading SCR21 Jackson 3/19/2015 Yea
SCR31 Senate 3rd Reading SCR31 Wolk 3/19/2015 Yea
SR16 Senate 3rd Reading SR16 Bates 3/19/2015 Yea
ACR5 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR5 Jones-Sawyer By Hall 3/16/2015 Yea
ACR6 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR6 Jones-Sawyer By Hall 3/16/2015 Yea
ACR11 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR11 Lackey By Bates 3/12/2015 Yea
SCR10 Unfinished Business SCR10 Huff Concurrence 3/9/2015 Other
SR13 Senate 3rd Reading SR13 Jackson 3/9/2015 Yea
SR14 Senate 3rd Reading SR14 Hall 3/9/2015 Yea
ACR19 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR19 Low By Pan 3/5/2015 Yea
SCR19 Senate 3rd Reading SCR19 Nguyen 3/5/2015 Other
SCR14 Senate 3rd Reading SCR14 Fuller 3/2/2015 Other
SCR16 Senate 3rd Reading SCR16 Block 3/2/2015 Other
SR12 Senate 3rd Reading SR12 Cannella 2/26/2015 Yea
SCR17 Senate 3rd Reading SCR17 Block 2/19/2015 Yea
ACR3 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR3 Kim By Pan 2/17/2015 Yea
SJR2 Senate 3rd Reading SJR2 Vidak 2/13/2015 Yea
SCR10 Senate 3rd Reading SCR10 Huff 2/9/2015 Yea
SCR5 Senate 3rd Reading SCR5 Gaines 2/9/2015 Yea
SCR6 Senate 3rd Reading SCR6 Monning 2/9/2015 Yea
SR11 Senate 3rd Reading SR11 Hall 2/9/2015 Yea
SCR13 Senate 3rd Reading SCR13 Jackson 2/5/2015 Yea
SCR9 Senate 3rd Reading SCR9 Fuller 2/2/2015 Other
SR7 Senate 3rd Reading SR7 Lara 2/2/2015 Yea
SCR3 Unfinished Business SCR3 Mendoza Concurrence 1/29/2015 Yea
SR10 W/O REF. TO FILE SR10 Stone 1/29/2015 Yea
SCR3 Senate 3rd Reading SCR3 Mendoza 1/16/2015 Yea
SCR4 Senate 3rd Reading SCR4 Pan 1/16/2015 Yea
SR8 Senate 3rd Reading SR8 De Le 1/16/2015 Yea
SR9 Senate 3rd Reading SR9 Mitchell 1/16/2015 Yea
SCR1 W/O REF. TO FILE SCR1 Huff 12/1/2014 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Chairman Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
Detail Chairman Senate Select Committee on California Mexico Cooperation
Detail Vice Chair Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs
Detail State Committee Member Subcommittee on Gas, Electric and Transportation Safety
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Biliteracy and Dual Immersion Programs in California
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Children with Special Needs
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Mental Health
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Governmental Organization
Name Title Role Description Location Address
Ana Molina-Rodriguez Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Yolanda Apalategui District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 1 333 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Mabi Castro Legislative Aide Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Aracely Campa Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Daisy Luna Scheduler Scheduler Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Raquel Maden Senior District Representative Field Rep District Office 1 333 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
David Sforza Legislative Aide Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814
Jake O'Neill Senior District Representative Field Rep District Office 1 333 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Johanne Caballero District Representative Field Rep District Office 2 1224 State Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
Senator Ben Hueso was elected to the California State Senate in March 2013. Hueso represents the 40th Senate District, which includes the cities of Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, Coronado a portion of the City of San Diego, Imperial County and the southern part of Riverside.
Senator Hueso Chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and the Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence. Hueso created the Select Committee in an effort to explore the potential for new technologies and plan strategies to achieve independence from external energy sources. He also serves on the following Senate Committees- Banking and Financial Institutions, Natural Resources and Water, Transportation and Housing and the Education Committee. In addition, Hueso is a member of the the Select Committee on California Mexico Cooperation. This Select committee studies and makes legislative recommendations regarding infrastructure, economic development, social and civic exchanges of mutual benefit, and border-related matters between California and Mexico.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Hueso served in the Assembly representing the 80th District from 2010 to 2013. As an Assemblymember, Hueso championed legislation that helps reduce domestic violence, keeps dangerous chemical substances out of our communities, creates housing, helps keep families united, protects worker’s retirement, protect the environment, supports industry in being globally competitive, and focuses on a jobs creation and retention strategy that will ensure California continues to be where families can realize the American dream.
While in the Assembly, Hueso chaired the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and served on the Housing and Community Development; Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy; and Local Government Committees. In addition, Hueso was appointed as Chair to the Select Committee on California/Mexico Bi-national Affairs. A Select Committed dedicated to cultivate California's relationship with Mexico and address important issues surrounding the economy, trade and commerce, job creation, the environment, health and social justice. Hueso was also appointed as an ex-officio member of the California State Parks & Recreation Commission and as a member of the California Wildlife Conservation Board’s Legislative Advisory Committee.
Hueso served on the San Diego City Council from 2006 to 2010 and as Council President from 2008 to 2010. Additionally, he served on the California Coastal Commission where he helped protect California's coastal resources. He has also served on SANDAG's Board of Directors, the League of California Cities and on the Otay Valley Regional Park Policy Committee.
Throughout his career he has always used the needs in his district as a driving force for his work. As San Diego Council President, Hueso was awarded with the Ohtli Award, the highest honor given by the Mexican government in a foreign country; Hueso was recognized for his work in marginalized and low- income communities largely composed of Latinos in his district.
Prior to becoming a Councilmember, Hueso successfully owned and operated a small business in Logan Heights. His strong community advocacy includes service as a member of the Police Chief's Advisory Committee, founding the Central Commercial District Revitalization Corporation, belonging to the Inner City Business Association and serving as a Board Member for the Sherman Heights Community Center.
Hueso holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also studied abroad at the University of Odessa in the Ukraine, and completed post-graduate degree work in Community and Economic Development at San Diego State University. He and his wife, Laura, live in Logan Heights with their four sons.
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