Assemblyman Dante Acosta, R-Santa Clarita, was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources, his office announced Friday.
The committee’s 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.
“I am honored to be selected for a leadership role in a policy committee that is important to the 38th Assembly District, and appreciate Speaker Rendon and Minority Leader Mayes for entrusting me with this responsibility,” Acosta said in a statement.
“It is vital that all points of view are reflected in governing our state and I look forward to working with Republicans and Democrats in ensuring the responsible utilization of California’s precious natural resources.”
Acosta will also be serving on the committees for Aging and Long-Term Care; Governmental Organization; Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media; as well as the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
“The 38th Assembly District is home to not only a well-trained entertainment workforce, but also one of a kind TV and film locations,” Acosta said. “So I am pleased to serve on committees that directly affect residents in my community.”