Standing Committees and Their Jurisdictions (transcript)

This post is on legislative committees and their jurisdictions.

Both houses of the California legislature provide committees of legislators to do their work based upon subject matter jurisdiction.

With fewer legislators, the Senate naturally has a fewer number of committees than the State Assembly. Nonetheless, both consider legislation from their house of origin as well as the other house.

This is a brief overview of the Senate and Assembly standing committees and their basic jurisdictions. In the Senate, there are 21 standing committees that are provided pursuant to Rule 12 of the Standing Rules of the Senate. Let’s turn to the Assembly and its committees. There are 32 standing committees in the Assembly, pursuant to Rule 11 of the Standing Rules of the Assembly.

I go into greater detail about the committees and their jurisdictions in today’s audio. Thanks for listening.