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Ben Hueso  -  (D) California
State Senator - California Senate District 40
State Capitol
1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-4900
  • Phone: (916) 651-4040
  • Fax: (916) 651-4940
State District
1224 State Street
El Centro, CA 92243
  • Phone: (760) 335-3442
  • Fax: (760) 335-3444
Bill Bill Name Summary
SB5 California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdo... An act to add Division 45 (commencing with Section 80000) to the Public Resources Code, relating to a drought, water, parks, climate, coastal protection, and outdoor access for all program, by providing the funds necessary...
AB3 Public defenders: legal counsel: immigration consequences: grants. An act to add Chapter 5.7 (commencing with Section 13500) to Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to immigration, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take ...
AJR5 Military Lending Act Relative to the Military Lending Act.
SB2 Building Homes and Jobs Act. An act to add Section 27388.1 to the Government Code, and to amend Section 50408 of, and to add Chapter 2.5 (commencing with Section 50470) to Part 2 of Division 31 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to housing, and ...
SB357 Employee Right to Privacy. An act relating to state government.
SR28 Relative to California Agriculture Day Relative to California Agriculture Day
SB6 Immigrants: removal proceedings: legal services. An act to amend the heading of Chapter 5.6 (commencing with Section 13300) of Part 3 of Division 9 of, and to add Sections 13307, 13308, and 13309 to, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to immigrants, making an ap...
SB385 Natural gas storage wells. An act to amend Section 1103 of, and to add Section 911.2 to, the Public Utilities Code, relating to natural gas.
SR16 Relative to immigration Relative to immigration
SB73 Official state ship of discovery. An act to add Section 423.4 to the Government Code, relating to state emblems.
SB744 Employee Right to Privacy. An act relating to employment.
SR20 Relative to Problem Gambling Awareness Month Relative to Problem Gambling Awareness Month
SR7 Relative to immigration Relative to immigration
SB615 Salton Sea restoration. An act to amend Sections 2930 and 2940 of, to amend the heading of Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 2930) of Division 3 of, and to add Section 2942.1 to, the Fish and Game Code, relating to the Salton Sea, and declaring...
SCR22 Autism Awareness Month. Relative to Autism Awareness Month.
SB507 Income taxes: credits: hiring. An act to amend Sections 17053.73 and 23626 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation to take effect immediately tax levy.
SB750 Water lease: water district, water company, or mutual water company. An act to amend Section 1022 of the Water Code, relating to water.
SB635 Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. An act relating to economic development.
SR9 Relative to Planned Parenthood Relative to Planned Parenthood
SB480 San Diego-Coronado Bridge: safety barriers. An act relating to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, and making an appropriation therefor.
SB460 California Advanced Services Fund. An act to amend Section 281 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to telecommunications.
SB649 Wireless telecommunications facilities. An act to amend Sections 65850.6 and 65964 of the Government Code, relating to telecommunications.
SB494 Language arts: reading: diagnostic tools and plans. An act to add Chapter 15.5 (commencing with Section 53008) to Part 28 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Education Code, relating to language arts.
SR23 Relative to President Trump’s connections with Russia. Relative to President Trump’s connections with Russia.
SB551 California Pollution Control Financing Authority: Capital Access Loan Pr... An act to amend Section 44559.4 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to the Capital Access Loan Program.
SB53 Natural gas vehicles. An act to amend Section 35551 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
SB701 State Resources Obligations Act of 2018. An act to add Division 45 (commencing with Section 75500) to the Public Resources Code, relating to state natural resources obligations, by providing the funds necessary therefor through an election for the issuance and sa...
SB598 Public utilities: gas and electric service disconnections. An act to add Sections 718, 779.3, and 910.5 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to public utilities.
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
SB19 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Judiciary] 3/21/2017 Yea
SB376 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/21/2017 Yea
SB549 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/21/2017 Yea
ACR27 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR27 McCarty et al. By Hernandez 3/20/2017 Yea
SCR26 Senate 3rd Reading SCR26 Mendoza 3/20/2017 Yea
SR28 Senate 3rd Reading SR28 Galgiani et al 3/20/2017 Yea
AB28 Assembly 3rd Reading AB28 Frazier et al. By Beall Urgency Clause 3/16/2017 Yea
AB28 Assembly 3rd Reading AB28 Frazier et al. By Beall Urgency Clause 3/16/2017 Yea
ACR1 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR1 Muratsuchi et al. By Pan 3/16/2017 Yea
ACR1 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR1 Muratsuchi et al. By Pan 3/16/2017 Yea
ACR30 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR30 Limón et al. By Atkins 3/16/2017 Yea
SCR19 Senate 3rd Reading SCR19 Nguyen 3/16/2017 Other
SCR30 Senate 3rd Reading SCR30 Pan 3/16/2017 Yea
SR25 Senate 3rd Reading SR25 Galgiani et al 3/16/2017 Yea
SB144 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB161 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB165 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with the recommendation: To Consent Calendar 3/14/2017 Yea
SB188 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with the recommendation: To Consent Calendar 3/14/2017 Yea
SB214 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB234 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Judiciary] with the recommendation: To Consent Calendar 3/14/2017 Yea
SB249 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Transportation and Housing] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB269 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB274 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with the recommendation: To Consent Calendar 3/14/2017 Yea
SB42 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Appropriations] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB44 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Environmental Quality] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB49 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Environmental Quality] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB50 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Judiciary] 3/14/2017 Yea
SB58 Do pass, but first be re-referred to the Committee on [Appropriations] with the recommendation: To Consent Calendar 3/14/2017 Yea
ACR17 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR17 Mark Stone et al. By Jackson 3/13/2017 Other
SCR24 Senate 3rd Reading SCR24 Fuller 3/13/2017 Other
SR26 Senate 3rd Reading SR26 Hernandez et al 3/13/2017 Other
SB5 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Governance and Finance] 3/7/2017 Yea
ACR15 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR15 Acosta et al. By Nguyen 3/6/2017 Other
SCR28 Senate 3rd Reading SCR28 Stone 3/6/2017 Yea
SR19 Senate 3rd Reading SR19 Leyva et al 3/6/2017 Yea
SR20 Senate 3rd Reading SR20 Glazer et al 3/6/2017 Yea
SR22 W/O REF. TO FILE SR22 De León 3/6/2017 Yea
SCR27 Senate 3rd Reading SCR27 Gaines 3/2/2017 Yea
SCR29 Senate 3rd Reading SCR29 Beall 3/2/2017 Yea
ACR11 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR11 Baker et al. By Leyva 2/27/2017 Yea
SCR20 Senate 3rd Reading SCR20 Morrell 2/27/2017 Yea
SCR23 Senate 3rd Reading SCR23 Monning et al 2/23/2017 Yea
SR18 Senate 3rd Reading SR18 Cannella 2/23/2017 Yea
SCR13 Unfinished Business SCR13 Pan et al. Concurrence 2/21/2017 Yea
ACR10 Special Consent Calendar # ACR10 2/17/2017 Other
ACR13 Special Consent Calendar # ACR13 2/17/2017 Other
ACR3 Special Consent Calendar # ACR3 Choi et al 2/17/2017 Other
ACR4 Special Consent Calendar # ACR4 2/17/2017 Other
ACR6 W/O REF. TO FILE ACR6 Holden By Bradford 2/17/2017 Yea
SB28 Senate 3rd Reading SB28 Pan 2/17/2017 Yea
SB47 Senate 3rd Reading SB47 Committee On B. & F.R. (Mitchell) 2/17/2017 Yea
SB48 Senate 3rd Reading SB48 Committee On B. & F.R. (Mitchell) 2/17/2017 Yea
SCR11 Senate 3rd Reading SCR11 Pan 2/13/2017 Yea
SCR16 Senate 3rd Reading SCR16 Leyva et al 2/13/2017 Yea
SCR7 Unfinished Business SCR7 Moorlach et al. Concurrence 2/13/2017 Yea
SB57 Do pass as amended, but first amend, and re-refer to the Committee on [Rules] 2/9/2017 Yea
SR14 Senate 3rd Reading SR14 Lara 2/6/2017 Yea
SR17 Senate 3rd Reading SR17 Atkins 2/6/2017 Yea
SCR17 Senate 3rd Reading SCR17 Fuller et al 2/2/2017 Yea
SR15 Senate 3rd Reading SR15 Leyva et al 2/2/2017 Yea
SCR15 Senate 3rd Reading SCR15 Gaines 1/30/2017 Yea
SR16 Senate 3rd Reading SR16 De León et al 1/30/2017 Yea
SCR13 Senate 3rd Reading SCR13 Pan 1/26/2017 Yea
SCR5 Senate 3rd Reading SCR5 Mendoza 1/26/2017 Yea
SR12 Senate 3rd Reading SR12 Atkins 1/19/2017 Yea
SR12 Senate 3rd Reading SR12 Atkins 1/19/2017 Yea
SR12 Senate 3rd Reading SR12 Atkins Reconsider 1/19/2017 Yea
SR13 Senate 3rd Reading SR13 De León 1/19/2017 Yea
ACR5 Assembly 3rd Reading ACR5 Holden et al. By Bradford 1/17/2017 Yea
SR9 Senate 3rd Reading SR9 Jackson et al 1/17/2017 Yea
SCR7 Senate 3rd Reading SCR7 Moorlach 1/13/2017 Yea
SCR1 W/O REF. TO FILE SCR1 Fuller 12/5/2016 Yea
SR7 W/O REF. TO FILE SR7 De León 12/5/2016 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Chairman Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications
Detail Chairman Senate Select Committee on California Mexico Cooperation
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Children with Special Needs
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on Mental Health
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water
Detail State Committee Member Senate Select Committee on U.S. Citizen Youth Exiled in Mexico
Detail Vice Chair Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies
Detail State Committee Member Senate Committee on Governmental Organization
Name Title Role Description Location Address
Aracely Campa Capitol Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814-4900
Ana Molina-Rodriguez Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814-4900
Tanya Duggan Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 2 303 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Deanneka Flores Consultant Senior Advisor / Advisor District Office 2 303 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Yolanda Apalategui District Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 2 303 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Alondra Perea District Representative Field Rep District Office 1 1224 State Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
Aaron Brieno Legislative Aide Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814-4900
Erika Dacumos Scheduler Scheduler Capitol Office 1303 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA. 95814-4900
Hector Araujo Special Assistant Special Assistant / Special Projects District Office 1 1224 State Street
El Centro, CA. 92243
Raquel Maden Senior District Representative Field Rep District Office 2 303 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Jake O'Neill Senior District Representative Field Rep District Office 2 303 H Street
Chula Vista, CA. 91910
Ben Hueso was elected as California State Senator for the 40th District in March of 2013. He represents the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, portions of the City of San Diego and the Imperial County. In January 2015, Senator Hueso was appointed by the Senate Pro Tempore Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications and Vice-Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Moreover, Hueso was appointed to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions, Natural Resources and Water and Governmental Organization Committees.
Since assuming office, he has worked extensively on initiatives regarding water quality, consumer protection, public safety, and job creation. He is also a strong advocate for education, environmental issues and bi-national affairs, most recently serving as Chair of the Select Committee on California- Mexico Cooperation.
Prior to being elected as Senator, Hueso served in Assembly from 2010-2013 where he championed legislation helping small business, protecting victims of domestic violence, prohibiting the sale of synthetic drugs, securing clean and reliable water resources and stimulating the economy.
Hueso held his first elected position as the San Diego City Councilmember for the 8th District from 2006-2010. During his tenure, he was appointed Council President from 2008-2010 due to his strong leadership and consensus building skills. He served as Commissioner for the California Coastal Commission where he worked to protect California's beautiful coastlines. In addition, he served as a board member for San Diego's Association of Governments and the California League of Cities.
He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from UCLA and lives in Logan Heights with his four sons.