Standing Committees


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

Chair, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

Primary jurisdictions are toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides.

Public Safety

Primary jurisdiction is the California Penal Code.

Revenue and Taxation

Primary jurisdiction is the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Utilities and Energy

Primary jurisdictions are public utilities; the California Public Utilities Commission; the California Energy Commission; the California Independent System Operator; Electricity Oversight Board; energy companies; common carriers; electricity; alternative energy development and conservation; natural gas; wireless, wireless and cable communications; international trade; Women and Minority Business Enterprises; and tourism.