Vice Chair, Joint Committee on the Arts

Recognizing that the Arts contribute significantly to the quality of life in California; play an important role in the identity, innovation and economy of this state; and citing the dramatic decline in arts education programs in the state’s public schools, the Joint Committee on the Arts was formed in 1984.

Core areas that the Committee is authorized and directed to study, investigate and analyze include:

  • Goals appropriate to the future of the arts and cultural life of California and the role the Legislature and state government should play in achievement of these goals;
  • Arts legislation in other states and at the federal level and recommendations for legislation in this state; 
  • The status of arts education in California;
  • The economic impact of the Arts in California; and
  • The budget and programs of the California Arts Council.

Chair, Select Committee on Hate Crimes

The Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes was created in February 2017 in response to the rise of hate crimes throughout the state of California.


  • The Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes serves as a tool to foster community engagement, open dialogue, and collaboration between elected officials, law enforcement, and communities throughout California.
  • The Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes’ work plan consists of organizing hearings throughout the State, including convening roundtable discussions, fact-finding visits and meetings.  The goal of the committee is to provide a safe forum for discussions and find solutions to keep all communities safe from hate and violence.

Chair, Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, & Internet Media 

  • Primary jurisdictions are programs and policies affecting the recording, motion picture and other entertainment industries, tourism and arts programs and museums, professional and amateur sports including the State Athletic Commission and the regulation of athlete agents, and Internet media.

Member, Committee on Transportation

  • Jurisdiction includes California High-Speed Rail Authority, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, fuels, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.

Member, Committee on Revenue and Taxation

  • Primary jurisdiction is the Revenue and Taxation Code.

Member, Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife

  • Primary jurisdictions are water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.