Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Culver City) has been appointed to the Rules Committee of the California Senate on the nomination of Senate President pro tem Darrell Steinberg.
The Rules Committee is the managing body of the State Senate, responsible for appointments to all other Senate committees and state commissions, and for assignment of legislation to committees for action.
Considered a leadership position in the Legislature's upper chamber, members of the Rules Committee initiate and review nominations for a wide range of executive and advisory boards exercising statutory functions in the execution of state laws and policies.
"Rules is where oversight and appointments for many state operations begins," noted Mitchell, who joined the Senate in September following a special election to complete the unexpired term of former Senator Curren Price representing the 26th District.
"Making sure that California's full diversity in culture and experience is reflected in government practice is a charge of the Rules Committee that I take seriously and welcome. I'm grateful that President pro tem Steinberg and my new colleagues in the Senate have entrusted me with this important opportunity to serve."
Senator Mitchell has also been appointed to the Budget, Insurance and Public Safety Committees. She brings to each of these assignments the experience of having served on their counterparts in the Assembly, of which she was a member for three years.