Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.
Bills involving agricultural commissions, agricultural commodities, Department of Food and Agriculture, expositions and fairs, farmers markets, food access, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing orders and agreements, milk and milk products, pest management, veterinarians: agricultural issues.
Bills involving new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs; elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA; health care professional licensing; Veterinarian licensing; Occupational licensing; Vocational education; Department of General Services; Product labeling.
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy (Vice Chair)
Bills involving business advocacy; California-Mexico trade relations; California overseas trade offices; Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development; economic disaster relief; foreign investments in California; industrial innovation; interstate commerce; seaports and physical infrastructure; small business; state and local economic development; women and minority business.
Bills involving high speed rail, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.
Bills involving the California Energy Commission; California Independent System Operator; California Public Utilities Commission; Electric generation; Electric grid; Energy providers; utility rates; water utilities.
How special interest groups rate this legislator
Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →
The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization that claims to represent more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.