Welcome to the Committee on Natural Resources

Committee Jurisdiction: 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.

The Natural Resources Committee is located in the Legislative Office Building, 1020 N Street, Room 164 and phone number is (916) 319-2092.

Assembly Member Laura Friedman, Chair

Assembly Member Laura Friedman,
Chair of the Natural Resources Committee

Assembly Member Heath Flora, Vice Chair

Assembly Member Heath Flora,
Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Committee

Support and Opposition Letters are due by close of business, six calendar days prior to a hearing.
For information on how to submit a position letter please see the 

Important COVID-19 Information

In the final days of the legislative session, the Assembly will conduct several hearings for bills returning from the Senate. The public will have the ability to participate in these hearings by offering comment in the following ways:

  • The Capitol will be open for attendance of this hearing; however, due to guidance on physical distancing, seating for the hearings will be minimal for the press and public. In-person attendance is not recommended. All are encouraged to watch the hearings from their livestream on the Assembly’s website at https://www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents.
  • Remote Testimony Stations at these locations (Please check the Assembly website for the latest information): 
    1. Oakland - State Building - Elihu M. Harris State Office Building (1st floor Auditorium) – Bay Region , 1515 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94612
    2. Los Angeles – Ronald Reagan state building - Auditorium (300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013)
    3. San Diego state building  - Auditorium room B109 (1350 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92101)
  • Written testimony before the hearing via the position letter portal. Please note that any written testimony submitted to the committee is considered public comment and may be read into the record or reprinted.
  • Due to the impending constitutional deadline for the Legislature to adjourn and conclude this legislative session, phone testimony will be available, but it will be limited.

The Natural Resources Committee hearing call-in information for November 16, 2020 (Number: 877-692-8957) (PIN: 42021315)

Committee Room

Contact Information

Assembly Natural Resources Committee
1020 N Street, Room 164
Sacramento, California 95814
916.319.2092 phone
916.319.2192 fax
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