Committees

Committees

Standing Committees

Chair, 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, wireline and cable communications; international trade; Women and Minority Business Enterprises; and tourism.

Business, Professions and Consumer Protection

Primary jurisdictions are consumer protection; Department of Consumer Affairs occupational licensing (medical and non-medical), including private postsecondary and vocational education; creation and elimination of regulatory agencies, boards and commissions; governmental organization, efficiency and cost control; Administrative Procedure Act and Office of Administrative Law; Department of General Services, state procurement, and printing contracts; state and local property acquisition law; charitable solicitations; product labeling (excluding agriculture and medical); weights and measures, including accuracy of product pricing.

Communications and Conveyance

Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

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

Judiciary

Primary jurisdictions are family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code (excluding criminal procedure).