Committees

Committees

Democratic Caucus Chair

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

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).

Insurance

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)

Transportation

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.

Select Committees

Select Committee on Infectious Diseases in High Risk Disadvantaged Communities, Chair

Select Committee on Domestic Violence, Member

Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement, Member

Select Committee on Foster Care, Member

Select Committee on Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Responsibilities, Member

Select Committee on Non-Profit Sector, Member

Selection Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, Member