Standing Committees

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.

Utilities and Commerce

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.


Primary jurisdiction includes agriculture, agricultural chemicals, agricultural commodities and commissions, Department of Food and Agriculture, Department of Pesticide Regulation, economic poisons, expositions and fairs, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing law, milk and milk products, pest management and pesticides, and veterinary issues relative to agriculture.

Revenue and Taxation

Primary jurisdiction is the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Select Committees

Chair, Select Committee on California’s Clean Energy Economy

February 11, 2016 Hearing Agenda