Legislative Committee hearings are an important step in the legislative process. Committees review policy matters and proposed legislation in greater detail than the full legislative bodies meeting as a whole. Committee hearings allow legislators to consult with policy experts and community members when considering complex legislative issues. Committee members are appointed by the Assembly Speaker based on their expertise and experience with the subject matter. A great deal of a legislator’s work is done in committee. I am pleased to serve on several Assembly committees that directly affect issues particularly important to the Westside of Los Angeles.
Primary jurisdiction is fiscal bills, including bonds and alternative public financing.
Primary jurisdiction is the entire budget of the State of California.
Business and Professions, Member
Primary jurisdictions are consumer protection; Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) occupational licensing (medical and non-medical), including private postsecondary and vocational education; creation and elimination of regulatory agencies, boards and commissions under DCA; Department of General Services, charitable solicitations; and product labeling (excluding agriculture and medical).
Higher Education, Member
Primary jurisdictions are university, state university, and community college systems, postsecondary education, and student financial aid.
Local Government, Member
Primary jurisdictions are General Plan, land use, housing element, local agency formation commissions, special district governance and finance, military base reuse, redevelopment, charter cities and counties, and local government finance.
Joint Committee on the Arts, Member
Joint Legislative Budget, Member
Select Committee on Hate Crimes, Member