California State Legislature, 1999–2000 session

1999–2000 session of the
California State Legislature

Duration: December 7, 1998 – November 30, 2000

President of the Senate: Gray Davis (D)
Dec. 7, 1998–Jan. 4, 1999
Cruz Bustamante (D)
Jan. 4, 1999–Nov. 30, 2000
President pro tempore: John L. Burton (D3rd)
Minority Leader: Ross Johnson (R35th)
Dec. 7, 1998–Apr. 27, 2000
Jim Brulte (R31st)
Apr. 27, 2000–Nov. 30, 2000
Speaker: Antonio Villaraigosa (D45th)
Dec. 7, 1998–Apr. 13, 2000
Robert Hertzberg (D40th)
Apr. 13, 2000–Nov. 30, 2000
Minority Leader: Rod Pacheco (R64th)
Dec. 7, 1998–Apr. 6, 1999
Scott Baugh (R67th)
Apr. 6, 1999–Nov. 9, 2000
Bill Campbell (R71st)
Nov. 9, 2000–Nov. 30, 2000

Members: 40 senators
80 assemblymembers
Senate Majority: Democratic
Assembly Majority: Democratic
1997–1998 2001–2002

The 1999–2000 session.

Dates of sessions

Major events

Major legislation

Contents: EnactedPending or failedVetoed


Pending or failed




The party affiliation and district numbers of Senators are listed after their names in this list.

President Pro Tem: John L. Burton (D-3)
Majority Leader: Richard Polanco (D-22)
Minority Leader: Ross Johnson (R-35) to April 27, 2000; Jim Brulte (R-31) from April 27, 2000

District Name Party
1st Tim Leslie Rep
2nd Wesley Chesbro Dem
3rd John Burton Dem
4th Maurice Johannessen Rep
5th Patrick Johnston Dem
6th Deborah Ortiz Dem
7th Richard K. Rainey Rep
8th Jackie Speier Dem
9th Don Perata Dem
10th Liz Figueroa Dem
11th Byron Sher Dem
12th Dick Monteith Rep
13th John Vasconcellos Dem
14th Chuck Poochigian Rep
15th Bruce McPherson Rep
16th Jim Costa Dem
17th William J. "Pete" Knight Rep
18th Jack O'Connell Dem
19th Cathie Wright Rep
20th Richard Alarcón Dem
21st Adam Schiff Dem
22nd Richard Polanco Dem
23rd Tom Hayden Dem
24th Hilda Solis Dem
25th Terry Hughes Dem
26th Kevin Murray Dem
27th Betty Karnette Dem
28th Debra Bowen Dem
29th Dick Mountjoy Rep
30th Martha Escutia Dem
31st Jim Brulte Rep
32nd Joe Baca Dem
33rd John Lewis Rep
34th Joe Dunn Dem
35th Ross Johnson Rep
36th Ray Haynes Rep
37th David G. Kelley Rep
38th Bill Morrow Rep
39th Dede Alpert Dem
40th Steve Peace Dem


Democrats: 50
Republicans: 29


Note: The Chief Clerk and the Sergeant at Arms are not Members of the Legislature

Analysis of Bills

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