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. SB 15, as introduced, Block. Postsecondary education: financial aid. The Cal Grant Program establishes the Cal Grant A and B Entitlement awards, the California Community College Transfer Entitlement awards, the Competitive...
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.
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 introduced, 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, ...
SB193 Veterans. SB 193, as introduced, Committee on Veterans Affairs. Veterans. Existing law establishes a California Veterans Board, consisting of 7 members appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate. Among other th...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
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 Vice Chair Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs
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 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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