Assembly Speaker Announces New Committee Chairs

Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) has announced changes to his Assembly leadership team and appointed new chairs of some committees for the remainder of the 2011-’12 legislative session.

New committee chairs of interest to ACWA members include:

Assembly Member Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) will chair the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, succeeding Assembly Member Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael).

Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) will chair the Assembly Enviornmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, succeeding Assembly Member Bob Weickowski (D-Fremont).

Huffman will chair the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation, succeeding Assembly Member Richard Gordon (D-Menlo Park).

The 2011-'12 session ends Aug. 31.