Committees & Caucuses

Standing Committees

Banking and Financial Institutions (Vice Chair)

Jurisdiction: Bills related to financial institutions, secured and unsecured lending and servicing, and corporations.

Business, Professions and Economic Development (Vice Chair)

Jurisdiction: Bills relating to business and professional practices and regulations other than bills relating to horseracing, alcoholic beverages, oil, mining, geothermal, or forestry industries.

Education

Jurisdiction: Bills relating to education, higher education, and certificated educational personnel.

Energy, Utilities and Communications

Jurisdiction: Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.

Governmental Organization

Jurisdiction: Bills relating to state government organization, horseracing public gaming, the National Guard, alcoholic beverages, and management of public safety emergencies and disaster response, and legislation permitting the use of state-controlled lands. Bills that have been considered by other committees having jurisdiction of the appropriate subject, for consideration of any question relating to state government.

About Committees: Policy Committee hearings are the forums for public input, the best place for citizens to communicate their concerns about proposed legislation. Bills are heard in Standing Committees which meet on a regular basis throughout the year. Joint Committees have membership from both houses and consider issues of joint concern. For more information on the Committee Process, please visit the Legislative Process page.

Caucuses