Committees

Standing Committees

Chair, Committee on Budget

Committee Jurisdiction: The Budget Committee’s jurisdiction is the Budget. The Budget Committee is located in Room 6026 and the phone number is (916) 319-2099.

Committee on Business and Professions

Committee Jurisdiction: 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). The committee office is located in LOB Room 383 and phone number is (916) 319-3301.

Committee on Judiciary

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code (excluding criminal procedure). The Judiciary Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 104 and the phone number is (916) 319-2334.

Committee on Utilities and Energy

Committee Jurisdiction: 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. The Utilities and Energy Committee is located in Room 5136 and the phone number is (916) 319-2083.

Subcommittees

Chair, Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation

Democratic Alternate, Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services

Democratic Alternate, Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

Democratic Alternate, Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation

Democratic Alternate, Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration

Democratic Alternate, Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

Joint Committees

Joint Legislative Budget, Vice Chair

Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture

Select Committees

Chair, Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion

Biotechnology

Campus Climate

Hate Crimes

Homelessness

Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class

Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems

the Nonprofit Sector