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Chair, Utilities and Commerce

Primary jurisdictions are public utilities; the California Public Utilities Commission; the California Energy Commission; the California Independent System Operator; Electricity Oversight Board; energy companies; common carriers; electricity; alternative energy development and conservation; natural gas; wireless, wireline and cable communications; international trade; Women and Minority Business Enterprises; and tourism.

Privacy and Consumer Protection

Banking and Finance

Primary jurisdictions are Financial Institutions, Real Property Finance, Consumer Finance, and Corporate Securities Law.

Business and Professions

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).

Elections and Redistricting

Primary jurisdictions are elections and redistricting.


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

Ask Me Anything: A Public Conversation on the State of Privacy in California

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The California Assembly’s newly created Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee will hold its historic first hearing on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. To engage the public, the committee’s Chairman, Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) is inviting Californians from across the state to watch the live webcast of the hearing on and submit their questions to the committee, live, via a reddit “Ask Me Anything” or AMA event. Californians will be able to submit a question online and other reddit users will have the ability to vote questions up or down in the priority queue. Chairman Gatto will then ask the committee members to respond via the webcast.

To watch the hearing live, go to:

To submit questions, go to: and look for the Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee / Chairman Mike Gatto AMA (registration is free but requires an email account).

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