Committees

Accountability and Administrative Review, Chair

Primary jurisdictions are identifying savings and efficiencies in the management of state government, reviewing and studying the implementation, operation, and effectiveness of state programs and agencies.

Appropriations

Primary jurisdiction is fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing.

Business and Professions

Primary jurisdictions are consumer protection; Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) occupational licensing (medical and non-medical), including private postsecondary and vocational education; creation and elimination of regulatory agencies, boards and commissions under DCA; Department of General Services, charitable solicitations; and product labeling (excluding agriculture and medical).

Natural Resources

Primary jurisdiction includes air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), coastal protection, forestry, land conservation, oil spills, solid waste and recycling.

Utilities and Energy

Primary jurisdictions are California Energy Commission; California Independent System Operator; California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC); CPUC oversight and reform; Electric generation: biogas, biomass, coal, geothermal, hydroelectric, natural gas, nuclear, renewables, solar, and wind; Electric grid; Energy efficiency, energy conservation, and demand response; Energy service providers; Natural Gas; Power plant siting; Railroads; Supplier diversity related to CPUC regulated energy, water, and railroad; Utility rates: electric, gas, water, and vessels; Water utilities.

Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation and Classification, Chair

Select Committees

Select Committee on Economic Development and Investment in Rural California

Select Committee on End of Life Health Care

Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement

Select Committee on the Master Plan for Higher Education in California

Select Committee on Waste Reduction and Recycling in 21st Century California

Select Committee on Women in the Workplace