Committee on Agriculture
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.
Committee on Health
Primary jurisdictions are health care, Medi-Cal, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long term health care facilities.
Committee on Housing and Community Development
Primary jurisdictions are building standards, common interest developments, eminent domain, farm worker housing, homeless programs, housing discrimination, housing finance (including redevelopment), housing, natural disaster assistance and preparedness, land use planning, mobile homes/manufactured housing, redevelopment: housing, and rent control.
Committee on Veterans Affairs
Primary jurisdictions are Cal-Vet loan program, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard, State military, and Veterans.
Assembly Select Committee on Homelessness
On April 28 in Sacramento, the Select Committee on Homelessness will begin a series of hearings around the state -- dubbed "The Road Home." It will be followed by hearings in July in San Diego and Los Angeles and a final hearing of the year in Sacramento. The April 28th hearing will explore the scope of the homelessness emergency in California and current strategies and resources for addressing the crisis.
- Reviewing all programs dealing with homelessness to eliminate redundancies and streamline service delivery.
- Eliminating homelessness can only be achieved by understanding the interplay of various programs and necessary services for these individuals and those who are at risk for becoming homeless. Included in doing this are reviewing substance abuse programs, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, transportation, mental health and employment services, and further eliminating silos and barriers between agencies and branches of government to make service delivery more effective.
- Incorporating national best practices from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Veterans Administration, and the Interagency Council on Homelessness as part of California's strategy to end homelessness in our communities.
- Stable, long-term funding is a key component of the answer to ending homelessness in the state. After full review of programs and proposed policies on how to improve efficiencies and service delivery, the Committee will look at various proposals for a permanent source of funding, including the utilization of federal dollars.