|My New Role|
|Written by Fiona Ma - California State Assemblywoman|
|Friday, 19 March 2010 17:44|
Yesterday, I was appointed by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to be Speaker pro Tempore of the California Assembly. I am honored to be the first Asian-American woman to hold this position.
In my new role as presiding officer, I will be responsible for managing the daily business of the Assembly. As the San Francisco Chronicle put it, "Ma's new title means the former SF supervisor will preside over most floor sessions, essentially serving as the face of the lower house during policy deliberations." I will guide members through daily business, respond to parliamentary inquiries, and rule on points of order.
In addition to my new role as Speaker pro Tempore, I was also assigned to several important committees: the Committee on Agriculture; Committee on Business and Professions; Committee on Governmental Organizations; Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security; and the Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
While my constituents will always remain my number one priority, I am honored by these appointments and look forward to this new leadership role where I will have added responsibility for promoting the Caucus' priorities throughout the legislative process.