Can the Capitol’s Existing Hearing Rooms Handle the Capacity?

Assembly Speaker John Perez announced the membership of the lower house’s committees on January 3.

The smallest number of members in a committee is seven. The largest is the Budget Committee at 27 members. 

There are 19 members on the Health Committee, which will cope with implement of the Affordable Care Act, slated to take full effect in 2014.

Membership is also large on what are known as “juice” committees, those in which the interests of well-heeled interest groups are heard.

Appropriations, which considers the fate of all bills with a fiscal impact, has 17 members. So does the committee on Governmental Organization, which handles gambling and liquor issues.


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