Committees

Committees

Chair, Utilities and Energy

Primary jurisdictions are California Energy Commission; California Independent System Operator; California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC); CPUC oversight and reform; Electric generation: biogas, biomass, coal, geothermal, hydroelectric, natural gas, nuclear, renewables, solar, and wind; Electric grid; Energy efficiency, energy conservation, and demand response; Energy service providers; Natural Gas; Power plant siting; Railroads; Supplier diversity related to CPUC regulated energy, water, and railroad; Utility rates: electric, gas, water, and vessels; Water utilities.

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.

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).

Communications and Conveyance

Primary jurisdiction includes Broadband, Cable Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act, Charter party carriers; Commercial air operators (Hot air balloons); Common carriers; Limousines; Moving companies; Passenger stage corporations; Supplier diversity related to CPUC regulated telecommunications; Telecommunications; and Transportation Network Companies.

Chair, Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions

The Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions serves as a mechanism to bring local partners together to foster dialogue and regional cooperation regarding the most pressing transit needs facing local governments.

Chair, California Legislative Black Caucus

The California Legislative Black Caucus was formed in 1967 when African American members of the California Legislature joined together to address the legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color.