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Standing Committees


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

Arts, Entertainment, Sports, & Tourism

Primary jurisdictions are programs and policies affecting the recording, motion picture and other entertainment industries, tourism and arts programs and museums, professional and amateur sports including the State Athletic Commission and the regulation of athlete agents, and Internet media.


The Budget Committee’s jurisdiction is the Budget.

Public Employment and Retirement

Primary jurisdiction is oversight of public employment such as state, local (excluding laws administered by local employment relations boards or commissions), and classified school employees, employer-employee relations laws administered by the Public Employment Relations Board, and the administration of public officer and public employee retirement, benefits and investment strategy.


Committee Jurisdiction includes California High-Speed Rail Authority, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, fuels, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.

Water, Parks, and Wildlife

Primary jurisdictions are water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.

Sub Committees

Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

Chair, Joint Legislative Audit Committee

Select Committees

Building a Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Economy

Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nonprofit Sector

Offshore Wind Energy in California

State Parks


Joint Committees

Emergency Management

ACR 38 (2011) states that the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management shall be in continuous existence until abolished. Primary jurisdiction includes disaster preparedness, emergency management, and homeland security issues.