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Assembly and Senate Announce Committee Memberships

By Chris Micheli, December 15, 2020 3:06 pm

With the 2021-22 California Legislative Session beginning on December 7 pursuant to the state constitution, the two houses’ legislative leaders quickly dispensed with one of the Capitol community’s favorite guessing games – who will be committee chairs.

Assembly

On December 12, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced his appointees to all the Assembly standing committees, including its newest one on Emergency Management.

Accountability and Administrative Review

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, Chair

Assemblymember Jim Patterson, Vice Chair

Aging and Long-Term Care

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Chair

Assemblymember Randy Voepel, Vice Chair

Agriculture

New Chair named (R. Rivas for Eggman)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 11 members

Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Chair

Assemblymember Devon Mathis, Vice Chair

Appropriations

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Decreased to 16 members from 18

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Chair

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow, Vice Chair

Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media

New Chair named (Quirk-Silva for Chu)

New Vice Chair named

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva, Chair

Assemblymember Suzette Valladares, Vice Chair

Banking and Finance

New Chair named (Grayson for Limon)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 12 members

Assemblymember Timothy Grayson, Chair

Assemblymember Phillip Chen, Vice Chair

Budget

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Remains 31 members

Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair

Assemblymember Vince Fong, Vice Chair

Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services

Chair remains the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, Chair

Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance

Chair remains the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, Chair

Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Climate Crisis, Resources, Energy, and Transportation

Chair remains the same

Remains 7 members

Committee name was changed by adding “climate crisis”

Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Chair

Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration

New Chair named (Carrillo for Cooper)

Remains 5 members

Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo, Chair

Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety

Chair remains the same

Remains 5 members

Assemblymember Shirley Weber, Chair

Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process, Oversight and Program Evaluation

Chair remains the same

Remains 9 members

Assemblymember Phil Ting, Chair

Business and Professions

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Remains 19 members

Assemblymember Evan Low, Chair

Assemblymember Heath Flora, Vice Chair

Communications and Conveyance

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Remains 13 members

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Chair

Assemblymember Jim Patterson, Vice Chair

Education

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, Chair

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, Vice Chair

Elections

Chair remains the same
New Vice Chair named

Remains 7 members

Committee name was changed by deleting “and reapportionment”

Assemblymember Marc Berman, Chair

Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto, Vice Chair

Emergency Management

New committee created, so all are new members

There are 7 members

Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, Chair

Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto, Vice Chair

Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Remains 9 members

Assemblymember Bill Quirk, Chair

Assemblymember Thurston “Smitty” Smith, Vice Chair

Governmental Organization

New Chair named (Frazier for Gray)

Vice Chair remains the same

Increased to 22 members from 21

Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Chair

Assemblymember Frank Bigelow, Vice Chair

Health

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 15 members

Assemblymember Jim Wood, Chair

Assemblymember Chad Mayes, Vice Chair

Higher Education

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 12 members

Assemblymember Jose Medina, Chair

Assemblymember Steven Choi, Vice Chair

Housing and Community Development

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Remains 8 members

Assemblymember David Chiu, Chair

Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto, Vice Chair

Human Services

New Chair named (Calderon for Reyes)

New Vice Chair named

Remains 8 members

Only first-year legislator to be named chair of a standing committee

Assemblymember Lisa Calderon, Chair

Assemblymember Janet Nguyen, Vice Chair

Insurance

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 14 members

Assemblymember Tom Daly, Chair

Assemblymember Chad Mayes, Vice Chair

Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair

Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, Vice Chair

Judiciary

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 11 members

Assemblymember Mark Stone, Chair

Assemblymember James Gallagher, Vice Chair

Labor and Employment

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Ash Kalra, Chair

Assemblymember Heath Flora, Vice Chair

Local Government

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 8 members

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Chair

Assemblymember Tom Lackey, Vice Chair

Military and Veterans Affairs

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 11 members

Committee name was changed by adding “military”

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Chair

Assemblymember Randy Voepel, Vice Chair

Natural Resources

New Chair named (L. Rivas for Friedman)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 11 members

Assemblymember Luz Rivas, Chair

Assemblymember Heath Flora, Vice Chair

Privacy and Consumer Protection

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 11 members

Assemblymember Ed Chau, Chair

Assemblymember Kevin Kiley, Vice Chair

Public Employment and Retirement

New Chair named (Cooper for Rodriguez)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 7 members

Assemblymember Jim Cooper, Chair

Assemblymember Randy Voepel, Vice Chair

Public Safety

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 8 members

Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Chair

Assemblymember Tom Lackey, Vice Chair

Revenue and Taxation

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Remains 11 members

Assemblymember Autumn Burke, Chair

Assemblymember Janet Nguyen, Vice Chair

Rules

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 14 members

Assemblymember Ken Cooley, Chair

Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, Vice Chair

Transportation

New Chair named (Friedman for Frazier)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 15 members

Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Chair

Assemblymember Vince Fong, Vice Chair

Utilities and Energy

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 15 members

Assemblymember Chris Holden, Chair

Assemblymember Jim Patterson, Vice Chair

Water, Parks, and Wildlife

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Increased to 15 members from 14

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Chair

Assemblymember Megan Dahle, Vice Chair

Senate

On December 14, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins announced her appointees to all the Senate standing committees.

Agriculture

New Chair named (Borgeas for Galgiani)

New Vice Chair named

Remains 5 members

Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Chair

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Vice Chair

Appropriations

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Six members were named, so a vacancy exists

Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge), Chair

Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair

Banking and Financial Institutions

New Chair named (Limon for Bradford)

New Vice Chair named

Increased to 9 members from 7

Senator S. Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Chair

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Vice Chair

Budget and Fiscal Review

New Chair named (Skinner for Mitchell)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 18 members

Seventeen members were named, so a vacancy exists

Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair

Budget Subcommittee #1 on Education

New Chair named (Laird for Roth)

Remains 3 members

Senator John Laird (D-Santa Cruz), Chair

Budget Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection and Energy

Chair remains the same

Remains 5 members

Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Chair

Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services

New Chair named (Eggman for Pan)

Remains 3 members

Senator Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton), Chair

Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration and General Government

Chair remains the same

Remains 3 members

Two members were named, so a vacancy exists

Senator Anna M. Caballero (D-Salinas), Chair 

Budget Subcommittee #5 on Corrections, Public Safety, Judiciary, Labor and Transportation

New Chair named (Durazo for Skinner)

Increased to 4 members from 3

Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair

Business, Professions and Economic Development

New Chair named (Roth for Glazer)

New Vice Chair named

Increased to 14 members from 9

Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), Chair

Senator Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore), Vice Chair

Education

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Chair

Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair

Elections and Constitutional Amendments

New Chair named (Glazer for Umberg)

Vice Chair remains the same

Remains 5 members

Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa), Chair

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair

Energy, Utilities and Communications

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Increased to 14 members from 13

Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair

Senator, Brian Dahle (R-Bieber), Vice Chair

Environmental Quality

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Senator Benjamin Allen (D-Santa Monica), Chair

Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair

Governance and Finance

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Decreased to 5 members from 7

Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), Chair

Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), Vice Chair

Governmental Organization

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Decreased to 14 members from 16

Thirteen members were named, so a vacancy exists

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), Chair

Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair

Health

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Increased to 11 members from 9

Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), Chair

Senator Melissa A. Melendez (R-Lake Elsinore) Vice Chair

Housing
Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Decreased to 9 members from 11

Senator Scott D. Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair

Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair

Human Services

Chair remains the same

New Vice Chair named

Decreased to 5 members from 7

Four members were named, so a vacancy exists

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), Chair

Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Vice Chair

Insurance

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Decreased to 12 members from 13

Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), Chair

Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Vice Chair

Judiciary

New Chair named (Umberg for Jackson)

Vice Chair remains the same

Increased to 11 members from 9

Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair

Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), Vice Chair

Labor, Public Employment and Retirement

New Chair named (Cortese for Hill)

New Vice Chair named

Remains 5 members

Entire committee membership is new to the committee

Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), Chair

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Vice Chair

Natural Resources and Water

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 9 members

Senator Henry I. Stern (D-Los Angeles), Chair

Senator Brian W. Jones (R-Santee), Vice Chair

Public Safety

New Chair named (Bradford for Skinner)

New Vice Chair named

Decreased to 5 members from 7

Four members were named, so a vacancy exists

Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Chair

Senator Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (R-Yucaipa), Vice Chair

Rules

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 5 members

Three of the five members changed

Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego), Chair

Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Vice Chair

Transportation

New Chair named (Gonzalez for Beall)

Vice Chair remains the same

Increased to 17 members from 13

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach), Chair

Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Vice Chair

Military and Veterans Affairs

Chair and Vice Chair remain the same

Remains 7 members

Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera), Chair

Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield), Vice Chair

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