Committees

Committees

Chair, Water, Parks, and Wildlife

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

Member, Appropriations

Primary jurisdiction is fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing. The Appropriations Committee is located in Room 2114 and the phone number is (916) 319-2081.

Member, 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). The Governmental Organization Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 156 and the phone number is (916) 319-2531.

Member, 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.

Member, Communications and Conveyance