MONITOR THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET HEARINGS

HOW CAN I MONITOR THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND POLICY COMMITTEE OR SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS IF I CANNOT ATTEND?

While it is not certain for sure if the hearing will be televised live, people can monitor the hearing in several ways including live audio, and live internet streaming. Nearly all hearings – even those not televised live – can be watched later (at least by the next day) in the video archive.  See below for information. 

  • ·      LIVE VIDEO STREAM – INTERNET – Most of the scheduled hearings can be viewed live on the CalChannel website at http://www.calchannel.com/live-webcast/   The page will say “LIVE Webcast California Legislative Hearings”  Below that heading, look for the floor session, committee or subcommittee you wish to monitor and the scheduled time of the hearing or floor session and at that time.  When the hearing or floor session starts, the posted date and time will changed to “In Progress – View Event”  Click on that, and a box should open up with the live stream.  
  • ·      LIVE CABLE TV BROADCAST – People can also view the hearing via cable TV through CalChannel.  To find what channel it may be on (if you cable company carries CalChannel) check this listing for your city or area and local cable company: http://www.calchannel.com/local-listing/
  • ·      LIVE AUDIO ONLY INTERNET BROADCAST – Look for the hearing you want to listen to below, find the room number, and then click on the Assembly website link: http://assembly.ca.gov/listentorooms and then click on the room number (or chamber) where the hearing or floor session is located.   The audio quality varies depending on the room and who is speaking.  (It doesn’t matter if the floor session or hearing is an Assembly or Senate floor session or hearing – you can access either through this site)