SACRAMENTO – Last week, Assemblyman Devon Mathis (R-Visalia) was re-appointed as Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture, a post he has held since 2016. Mathis was also named to the Assembly Committees on the Budget, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Governmental Organization, Natural Resources, Rules and Veterans Affairs.
“It’s an honor to continue serving the people of the Central Valley as a leader on the Agriculture Committee,” said Mathis. “These committee assignments put me in a strong position to advocate for balance between the need for clean air and water with the challenges facing farmers, workers, taxpayers and families.”
Below is a breakdown of the jurisdiction for Assembly member Mathis’s Committees for 2019:
Committee on Agriculture: Primary jurisdiction includes agriculture, agricultural chemicals, agricultural commodities and commissions, Department of Food and Agriculture, expositions and fairs, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing law, milk and milk products, pest management, and veterinary issues relative to agriculture.
Committee on Budget – Subcommittee 1: Primary jurisdiction is directing budgetary funding for any and all programs surrounding health and human services.
Committee on Governmental Organization: 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).
Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials: Primary jurisdictions are toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides.
Committee on Natural Resources: Primary jurisdiction includes air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), coastal protection, forestry, land conservation, oil spills, solid waste and recycling.
Committee on Rules: Primary jurisdictions are proposed amendments to the rules, and other matters relating to the business of the Legislature.
Committee on Veterans Affairs: Primary jurisdictions are Cal-Vet loan program, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Guard, State military, and Veterans.
Assemblymember Devon J. Mathis represents the 26th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Tulare, Inyo, and Kern Counties. Follow him on Facebook at Facebook.com/AssemblymanDevonMathis and on Twitter at @AD26Mathis.