Public Safety Committee, California General Assembly

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The Public Safety Committee is a standing committee of the California State Assembly.


Primary jurisdiction is the California Penal Code.



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Public Safety Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (2)
Tom Ammiano, ChairMelissa Melendez, Vice-chair
Reginald Jones-SawyerMarie Waldron
Holly J. Mitchell
Bill Quirk
Nancy Skinner


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


In January 2010, the committee by 4-3 gave its initial approval to a bill to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana.[1]

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