Chair, Human Services
The jurisdiction of the Assembly Committee on Human Services includes child welfare services, foster care, child care, adoption assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, developmental disability services, In-home Supportive Services (IHSS), community care licensing, adult protective services and Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Payment (SSI/SSP).
Budget jurisdiction is all matters related to the State’s Budget including but not limited to K-12 Education, Higher Education, Cap and, Transportation, Human Services, Health Care Services, Natural Recourses, Public Safety, General Government and Local Government issues.
Primary jurisdictions include alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters (this can be shared with the Housing and Community Development Committee and Local Government Committee).
Primary jurisdiction is the California Penal Code and includes but is not limited to subjects such as animal abuse, bail, child abuse, controlled substances, corrections, court hearings, criminal justice programs, criminal offenses, criminal procedure, domestic violence, driving under the influence, elder abuse, evidence, fines and fees, firearms, human trafficking, peace officers, probation, restitution, search warrants, sexually violent predators, and technology crimes.
Primary jurisdictions are water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.
The Committee is charged with voting on budget items relating to health and human services budget allocations.
The Committee is charged with establishing priorities and assigning audits for the State Auditor, ascertaining facts through investigations, reviewing reports and taking actions thereon, and making reports and recommendations to the Legislature regarding the revenues and expenditures of the State, its departments, subdivisions, and agencies.