Committees

Committees

Chair, Rules

Primary jurisdictions are proposed amendments to the rules, and other matters relating to the business of the Legislature. The Committee on Rules is located in Room 3016 and the phone number is (916) 319-2800.

Member, Governmental Organization

Primary jurisdictions are public records, open meetings laws, natural disasters (this is shared with the Housing and Community Development Committee and Local Government Committee), tobacco products, and horseracing. 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, Insurance Committee

Primary jurisdictions are insurance (excluding health insurance), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation.  The Assembly Insurance Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 369 and the phone number is (916) 319-2086.

Member, Local Government

Primary jurisdictions are General Plan, land use, housing element, local agency formation commissions (LAFCO), city and county organization and powers, special district governance and finance, special taxes, Subdivision Map Act, Brown Act, Public Records Act, redevelopment (as it relates to governance and financing), infrastructure financing districts, local government finance, charter cities and counties, eminent domain, joint powers authorities, Williamson Act, design-build (for local governments), military base reuse, public private partnerships (for local governments), state mandates, county clerks/ recorders, and civil grand juries.

Member, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security

Primary jurisdiction is oversight of Classified school employees, Judges Retirement Law, Public employee collective bargaining, and Public retirement administration and investment strategy. The Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 153 and the phone number is (916) 319-3957.

Committees

Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission

The Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission was established by the 1975 Seismic Safety Act to advise the Governor, Legislature, and state and local governments on ways to reduce earthquake risk. Commission which is composed of 20 commissioners. The body investigates earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes; researches earthquake-related issues and reports; and recommends to the Governor and Legislature policies and programs needed to reduce earthquake risk.