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Standing Committees


Primary jurisdiction includes agriculture, agricultural chemicals, agricultural commodities and commissions, Department of Food and Agriculture, Department of Pesticide Regulation, economic poisons, expositions and fairs, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing law, milk and milk products, pest management and pesticides, and veterinary issues relative to agriculture.

Governmental Organization

Primary jurisdictions include Alcoholic Beverage Control, Indian gaming, horse racing, public gaming, State Lottery, tobacco products, Outdoor Advertising Act, State contracting, open meetings laws as they affect state government, Offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Controller, and State Treasurer, and State holidays, seals, and official acts.


Primary jurisdictions are health care, health insurance, Medi-Cal and other public health care programs, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long-term health care facilities.


Primary jurisdictions are insurance (excluding health insurance), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation.


Primary jurisdictions are proposed amendments to the rules, and other matters relating to the business of the Legislature.

Joint Committees


The Joint Committee on Rules is not only responsible for approving events, exhibits, and equipment for events, but also has a legislative purpose. This committee has and may exercise all of the rights, duties, and powers conferred upon investigating committees and their members by the Joint Rules of the Senate and Assembly.