Rank: 26
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
AR7 Relative to Rare Disease Day. Relative to Rare Disease Day.
AJR14 Sequestration. Relative to sequestration.
ACR11 Day of Remembrance. Relative to a Day of Remembrance.
AR8 Relative to Problem Gambling Awareness Week. Relative to Problem Gambling Awareness Week.
AB116 Land use: subdivision maps: expiration dates. AB 116, Bocanegra. Land use: subdivision maps: expiration dates. (1) The Subdivision Map Act vests the authority to regulate and control the design and improvement of subdivisions in the legislative body of a local agency,...
ACR5 Ronald Reagan Day. Relative to Ronald Reagan Day.
AR12 Relative to the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program. Relative to the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program.
ACR4 American Heart Month and Wear Red Day. Relative to American Heart Month and Wear Red Day.
ACR8 Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Relative to Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
AR5 Relative to the Commemoration of Rosa Parks' 100th birthday. Relative to the Commemoration of Rosa Park's 100th birthday.
ACR29 California Agriculture Day. Relative to California Agriculture Day.
AJR8 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. Relative to violence against women.
ACR6 Human trafficking. Relative to human trafficking.
ACR9 Black History Month. Relative to Black History Month.
ACR22 Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. Relative to Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.
AR10 Relative to Social Work Month. Relative to Social Work Month.
AB773 Bail agent licenses: qualifications. AB 773, as introduced, Hueso. Bail agent licenses: qualifications. Existing law requires a license from the Insurance Commissioner for advertising or holding oneself out as engaging in the business of executing, delivering...
AJR4 The United States-Mexico border. Relative to the United States-Mexico border.
AB594 State parks: operating agreements: park closures. AB 594, Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife. State parks: operating agreements: park closures. (1) Existing law requires the Department of Parks and Recreation to achieve any required budget reductions by closing, parti...
AB521 Recycling: marine plastic pollution. AB 521, as amended, Stone. Recycling: marine plastic pollution. The California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989, administered by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, requires every rigid plastic packa...
AB1134 Migratory birds: state duck stamps. AB 1134, as introduced, Hueso. Migratory birds: state duck stamps. Existing law authorizes the Fish and Game Commission to adopt regulations pertaining to migratory birds. Existing law requires a person to procure a huntin...
AB991 Fish and Game Commission. AB 991, as introduced, Hueso. Fish and Game Commission. The California Constitution establishes the Fish and Game Commission and provides for the delegation to the commission of powers relating to the protection and propag...
AB182 Bonds: school districts and community college districts. AB 182, Buchanan. Bonds: school districts and community college districts. (1) Existing law authorizes the governing board of any school district or community college district to order an election and submit to the elector...
AB1243 Employment: taxi drivers. AB 1243, as introduced, Hueso. Employment: taxi drivers. Under existing law, whether a person is an employee or an independent contractor of another is determined under the common law rules applicable for determining an em...
AB276 CalFresh eligibility. AB 276, as introduced, Hueso. CalFresh eligibility. Existing federal law provides for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh (formerly the Food Stamp Program), under w...
AB967 Substandard housing: regulations. AB 967, as introduced, Hueso. Substandard housing: regulations. (1) Existing law specifies that any building, including any dwelling unit, shall be deemed to be a substandard building when a health officer determines that,...
AB803 Water Recycling Act of 2013. AB 803, Gomez. Water Recycling Act of 2013. (1) Existing law requires the State Department of Public Health to establish uniform statewide recycling criteria for each varying type of use of recycled water where the use inv...
AB62 State Highway Route 86: relinquishment. AB 62, as introduced, Hueso. State Highway Route 86: relinquishment. Existing law gives the Department of Transportation full possession and control of all state highways. Existing law describes the authorized routes in th...
AB1278 Integrative cancer treatment. AB 1278, as introduced, Hueso. Integrative cancer treatment. Existing law prohibits the sale, prescription, or administration of a drug, medicine, compound, or device to be used in the diagnosis, treatment, alleviation, or...
AB1105 Administrative practices. AB 1105, as introduced, Hueso. Administrative practices. Existing law requires every state agency subject to the Administrative Procedure Act to provide an initial statement of reasons for proposing the adoption, amendment...
AB1071 Controlled substances: mushrooms. AB 1071, as introduced, Hueso. Controlled substances: mushrooms. Existing law provides that every person who, with intent to produce a specified controlled substance, cultivates any spores or mycelium capable of producing ...
AB613 Water: water reclamation. AB 613, as introduced, Hueso. Water: water reclamation. The Water Recycling Law requires each California regional water quality control board, after consulting with and receiving the recommendations of the State Department...
AB847 Road districts: boundaries. AB 847, as introduced, Hueso. Road districts: boundaries. Existing law authorizes county boards of supervisors to divide their respective counties into suitable road districts, to change the boundaries thereof, and to crea...
AB17 Vehicles: enhanced driver's license. AB 17, 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 He...
AB1010 Financial statements: workers' compensation insurers: publication. AB 1010, as introduced, Hueso. Financial statements: workers' compensation insurers: publication. Existing law requires every insurer doing business in this state to make and file with the Insurance Commissioner annual and...
AB1044 Paid political advertisements. AB 1044, as introduced, Hueso. Paid political advertisements. Existing law requires a paid political advertisement that refers to an election or to any candidate for state or local elective office and that is contained in ...
AB1400 Export documents: expiration. AB 1400, Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. Export documents: expiration. The Sherman Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law authorizes a person who ships to another state or country a food, drug, device, or c...
AJR13 Labor: Job Corps centers. Relative to pupils.
AB1331 Clean, Safe, and Reliable Drinking Water Act of 2014. AB 1331, as amended, Rendon. Clean, Safe, and Reliable Drinking Water Act of 2014. (1) Existing law, the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2012, if approved by the voters, would authorize the issuance ...
AB378 Resources: Delta research. AB 378, as introduced, Hueso. Resources: Delta research. Existing law, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Reform Act of 2009, requires the Delta Stewardship Council to develop, adopt, and commence implementation of a compreh...
AB71 Salton Sea restoration. AB 71, V. Manuel Pérez. Salton Sea restoration. Existing law, until January 1, 2013, established the Salton Sea Restoration Council as a state agency in the Natural Resources Agency to oversee the restoration of the Salton...
AB1399 Income taxation: insurance taxation: credits: California AB 1399, Medina. Income taxation: insurance taxation: credits: California New Markets Tax Credit. The Personal Income Tax Law and the Corporation Tax Law allow various credits against the taxes imposed by those laws. Exist...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
AB113 AB 113 BUDGET Assembly Third Reading By BLUMENFIELD 3/18/2013 Yea
ABX11 AB1 PEREZ, J. Assembly Third Reading First Extraordinary Session 3/7/2013 Yea
AJR4 AJR4 HUESO Assembly Third Reading 3/7/2013 Yea
AJR4 Be adopted 3/5/2013 Yea
ABX12 AB2 PAN Assembly Third Reading First Extraordinary Session 2/28/2013 Yea
AJR14 AJR 14 ATKINS Assembly Third Reading 2/28/2013 Yea
AJR14 AJR 14 ATKINS Assembly Third Reading Amend By HAGMAN Set #1 Motion to Lay on the Table By RENDON 2/28/2013 Yea
SJR2 SJR2 Jackson Senate Third Reading By LOWENTHAL 2/25/2013 Yea
AJR8 AJR8 PEREZ, J. Assembly Third Reading 2/11/2013 Yea
AR1 HR1 SKINNER Assembly Third Reading 12/3/2012 Yea
AR2 HR2 PEREZ, J. Assembly Third Reading By ATKINS 12/3/2012 Yea
SCR1 SCR1 Steinberg Senate Third Reading By ATKINS 12/3/2012 Yea
Role Committee
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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
Lourdes Jimenez Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison 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
Frank Salazar Special Assistant Special Assistant / Special Projects District Office 3 1224 State Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
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 3 1224 State Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
Eddie Garcia District Representative Field Rep District Office 2 45-125 Smurr Street
Indio, CA. 92201
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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