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).
Primary jurisdiction includes area agencies on aging, California Department of Aging, long-term supports and services, Older Americans Act, Older Californians Act, senior citizen advocacy activities, the California Senior Legislature, services for seniors in residential and day settings and the California Commission on Aging.
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 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.