Standing Committees

Chair, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

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



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.


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.


Select Committees

Chair, Select Committee on California’s Clean Energy Economy

February 11, 2016 Hearing Agenda

Select Committee on Biotechnology

Select Committee on End of Life Health Care



Commissioner, Little Hoover Commission