Education: Bills relating to education, higher education, and certificated educational personnel. Staff Contact:  Lindsay Mendonca

Governmental Organization: Bills relating to state government organization, horseracing, public gaming, the National Guard, alcoholic beverages, management of public safety emergencies and disaster response, and legislation permitting the use of state-controlled lands. Staff Contact: Tanya Vandrick

Housing: Bills relating to housing, including those that affect state housing funding programs for low- and moderate-income families, homelessness, housing elements and land use approvals for housing developments, housing successor agencies and the housing obligations of local financing districts, manufactured housing, building codes and standards, and common interest developments. Staff Contact: Nicki Taylor

Human Services: Bills relating to CalWORKs and other welfare programs; CalFresh; child welfare and foster care; services to persons with disabilities, including those provided by regional centers and the state's developmental centers; in-home supportive services (IHSS); aging and long-term care; community care licensing; and, social services and rehabilitative services, in general. Staff Contact: Nicki Taylor

Legislative Ethics: The committee formulates and recommends for adoption by the full Senate the Standards of Conduct for all Senators, Senate officers and employees, and distributes a manual for the Senate based on the Standards of Conduct. The committee also reviews complaints regarding violations of the Standards of Conduct by Senators and Senate employees, keeping records of all investigations, hearings, documentation, etc., regarding such complaints. Staff Contact: Sarah Couch

Insurance: Bills relating to insurance other than bills relating to workers' compensation, public and private health insurance, and unemployment insurance. The committee also hears bills related to the State Compensation Insurance Fund, the Department of Insurance, and the "business of insurance" generally, including issues such as insurer solvency, trade practices, etc. Staff Contact: Tanya Vandrick