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The Senate Rules Committee is scheduled to take up the confirmation of Dave Gilb as director of the California Department of Personnel Administration.

The California Correctional Peace Officers Association has made a show of opposing Gilb as the union has worked without a contract since last year. Gilb serves as a negotiator in those contract discussions.

The confirmation hearing happened last week, but Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata put off a vote until today.

Plenty of other committees meet in the Capitol, as well, including the Senate Elections Committee.

That's where a bill to give the California Republican Party a name change will be heard.

Make that the Republican Party of California, which Assemblyman Joel Anderson is trying to officially remake into the "California Republican Party."

Meanwhile, the California Democratic Party holds a hearing in Sacramento to discuss the selection process for delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.