Democratic Caucus Chair

Responsible for helping drive the legislative priority for members of the Democratic Caucus.

Standing Committees

Governmental Organization

Primary jurisdictions include alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters (this can be shared with the Housing and Community Development Committee and Local Government Committee).


Primary jurisdictions are insurance (excluding health insurance), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation.

Business and Professions

  • "Sunrise," the creation of new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)
  • "Sunset," the oversight and elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA
  • Health care professional licensing
  • Veterinarian licensing
  • Occupational licensing
  • Vocational education
  • The Department of General Services (building standards)
  • Product labeling (except agricultural and medical product labeling)


Committee Jurisdiction includes California High-Speed Rail Authority, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, fuels, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.


Primary jurisdictions are proposed amendments to the rules, and other matters relating to the business of the Legislature.

Vice Chair, CSG West 

The Council of State Governments West (CSG West) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization serving Western state legislatures. CSG West is one of four regions of The Council of State Governments, which is the nation’s largest nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of state elected and appointed officials. The mission of CSG is to champion excellence in state government. As an officer of CSG West, Assemblymember Gipson plays an important role in the governance of the organization. This includes furthering cooperation and the exchange of ideas among Western policymakers and legislatives staff. In 2023, as Chair, Assemblymember Gipson will host the CSG West 76th Annual Meeting in California, which is the largest gathering of Western legislators.

Select Committees

Chair, Infectious Diseases

Chair, Police Reform

Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce

Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Responsibilities

Domestic Violence

Foster Care

Gasoline Supply

Los Angeles County Homelessness

Nonprofit Sector

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Social Housing