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California Senior Legislature



June 28, 2011



As you know, our 31st Anniversary Legislative Session is scheduled for October 24 through 27, 2011.  The Abbreviated Schedule can be viewed and/or copied by visiting our website at www.4csl.org.  


The time has come to decide on which Policy Committee you would like to join.  These are the committees that make important decisions related to new proposals. This year, only Senior Assembly Members are up for re-election on these committees. The Policy Committee choices for Senior Assembly Members are:  Finance and Insurance, Health, Housing and Transportation, Social and Community Services, and State and Local Government.  


Senior Senators can change Policy Committees if they so desire except for the JRC and Leg Committee members, because they are obligated to remain on their Policy Committees from last year until 2012. Please remember that everyone must send in the Policy Committee Selection Form  and it's first come, first served. You must fill out this form and mail it back in to have a place on a committee.


Don't forget to take an advertisement in the October 2011 Program Session Book. The Ad Form is also available on the web site. Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support and participation in the October 2011 Annual Session!  




Joe Cox, Chair

Session Planning Sub-Committee

Notes from the Annual Session Planning Coordinator   


The 2011 proposal book comprised of 65 proposals is under development! In addition to Attorney General Kamala Harris, we have several Senators and Assembly Members and other dignitaries confirmed to speak at the Annual Session. Still no confirmation on a Keynote Speaker.


The Moira Jackson Award and the Special Volunteer Recognition Award nomination forms were mailed out last week as part of the October 2011 Session information packet. Please take a few minutes to consider nominating an outstanding CSL member for one or both of these awards. Nomination forms are due August 19, 2011.  



Airport transportation is available via Super Shuttle for approximately $14.00 one way and $28.00 round trip.  You can call 1-800-BLIEVAN for details and more information.



Self parking is $17.00 and Valet parking is $24.00.  As always, receipts will be needed for reimbursement.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q - When can we start reserving hotel rooms?  

A - Now! Call the Hyatt Regency located at 1209 L Street in Sacramento.  You can make your reservations  by calling 1-800-233-1234 and be sure to mention code G-CASE to receive our discount.


Q- How much is a single room? What about double occupancy? 

A- Room rate is only $84 for both this year at the Hyatt Regency.


Q- Can the CSL office book my airline reservations?

A- Yes, but not until after the state budget is signed for the new fiscal year.


Q- If I reserve my own air flight, can I use a company like Priceline or one like that?

A- No!  State Rules dictate that you cannot use those kind of companies.


Q- Can my spouse come to the Session with me?

A- Yes, but their expenses CANNOT be reimbursed.  However, if your spouse would like to volunteer, they will get free lunch and free banquet dinners for every day they volunteer.  


Q- Can I share a room with another member and still receive reimbursement? 

A- You must have a RECEIPT IN YOUR NAME for your portion of the room in order to be reimbursed according to state rules. DO NOT walk away from the hotel reception desk until you double check the name on your room receipt.


Q- How do you volunteer to help at the session?

A- We love volunteers! Just fill out the Volunteer Response Form Be sure to fill it out completely and send in by August 26, 2011.


 If you have any questions or suggestions for this year's Session, be sure to either call me at (916-710-1599) or email me at sharalike@gmail.com or csl@seniorleg.ca.gov 

Thank you,


Sherry Jenkins

Session Planning Coordinator
California Senior Legislature

Hotel List!


Here is a LIST of the Hotels in the Sacramento area. You are invited to reserve a room at one of the local hotels. You are not required to stay at the Hyatt Regency.