Welcome to the Committee on Business and Professions

A portrait photo of Berman (Chair)
Assembly Member Marc Berman Assembly District 23 Chair of the Business and Professions Committee
A portrait photo of Flora (Vice-Chair)
Assembly Member Heath Flora Assembly District 9 Vice-Chair of the Business and Professions Committee
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February 16, 2024

The Joint Sunset Oversight Hearings for the 2024 legislative session year have been scheduled and may be found under Sunset Review Oversight Hearings.  Background materials will be posted on this page as they are available.

December 12, 2023

The Committee's 2023 Legislative Summary has been published and may be found under Publications.

 April 28, 2022

The Committee will be holding an oversight hearing for the Department of Cannabis Control on Tuesday, May 3, 2022; an agenda and background materials will be posted as they become available under Informational Hearings.

The Assembly Standing Committee on Business and Professions typically meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1100 of the Swing Space.


Committee Jurisdiction:

  • "Sunrise," the creation of new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA);
  • "Sunset," the oversight and elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA;
  • Health care professional licensing;
  • Veterinarian licensing;
  • Occupational licensing;
  • Vocational education;
  • Department of General Services;
  • Product labeling (except agricultural and medical product labeling).

Specific Issue Examples


1) Accountants, tax preparers, and notaries

2) Acupuncturists

3) Architects

4) Automotive repair

5) Barbers and cosmetologists

6) Building standards

7) Cannabis

8) Chiropractors

9) Contractors

10) Court reporters

11) Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental auxiliaries

12) Dietitians

13) Dispensing opticians

14) Electronic and appliance repair, home furnishings, thermal insulation, and household movers

15) Franchises

16) Funeral, cemetery, and crematory establishments

17) Geologists and geophysicists

18) Health clubs and gyms

19) Interior designers

20) Junk dealers and recyclers, pawnbrokers, repossesors, and auctioneers

21) Land surveyors

22) Landscape architects

23) Marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed educational psychologists, and licensed professional clinical counselors

24) Martial artists and promoters

25) Massage therapists

26) Medical cannabis professionals and businesses

27) Midwives

28) Naturopathic doctors

29) Occupational therapists

30) Optometrists and opticians

31) Pharmacists and pharmacy licensees

32) Physical therapists

33) Physicians and surgeons and Osteopathic physicians and surgeons

34) Physician assistants

35) Podiatrists

36) Private postsecondary education

37) Product labeling

38) Professional engineers

39) Professional fiduciaries

40) Psychiatric technicians

41) Psychologists

42) Real estate brokers, salespersons, and appraisers

43) Registered nurses

44) Respiratory care practitioners

45) Security and investigative services

46) Sellers of travel and tour guides

47) Speech-language pathologists, hearing aid dispensers, and audiologists

We encourage the public to provide written testimony before the hearing by visiting https://calegislation.lc.ca.gov/Advocates/. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.

Procedures put in place to accommodate the pandemic restrictions have been reverted back to pre-pandemic practices. Teleconference testimony during committee hearings will no longer be available.

Committee Information

Committee Room

Assembly Business and Professions Committee
1020 N Street, Room 379
Sacramento, CA 95814

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