Standing Committees

Chair, Natural Resources

Primary jurisdiction includes air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), coastal protection, forestry, land conservation, oil spills, solid waste and recycling.

Budget

Committee Jurisdiction: The Budget Committee’s jurisdiction is the Budget.
The Budget Committee is located in Room 6026 and the phone number is (916) 319-2099.

Budget Sub 3 Resources and Transportation

Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

Committee Jurisdiction: Primary jurisdictions are toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides. The Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 171 and the phone number is (916) 319-396

Utilities and Energy

Committee Jurisdiction: 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. The Utilities and Energy Committee is located in Room 5136 and the phone number is (916) 319-2083.

Judiciary

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

Legislative Ethics