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Standing Committees

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.

Business and Professions

Committee jurisdiction: "Sunrise," the creation of new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA); "Sunset," the oversight and elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA; Health care professional licensing; Veterinarian licensing; Occupational licensing; Vocational education; Department of General Services; Product labeling (except agricultural and medical product labeling).

Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

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

Governmental Organization

Primary jurisdictions include alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters (this can be shared with the Housing and Community Development Committee and Local Government Committee).


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

Chair, 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.

Select Committees

Chair, 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games


Future of Work and Workers

Happiness and Public Policy Outcomes

Latina Inequities

Los Angeles County Homelessness

Offshore Wind Energy in California

Opportunities and Barriers for People with Disabilities in the Workplace

Racism, Hate, and Xenophobia

Chair, Restorative Justice

Sea Level Rise and the California Economy

Status of Boys and Men of Color

Workforce Development and Diversity in the Innovation Economy