Welcome to the Select Committee on Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Ed Chau, Chair

Assembly Member Ed Chau,
Chair of the Select Committee on Emerging Technologies and Innovation

In California, we have witnessed first-hand the impact that technological innovation has in promoting economic growth, increasing our standard of living, and improving human health and the environment. With each passing day, new technological breakthroughs are on the horizon; therefore, it is critical that government is in a position to evaluate the impact of emerging technologies.

The Select Committee on Emerging Technologies and Innovation will hold informational hearings throughout the State to develop a better understanding of emerging technologies and their potential for transforming the economy and society. Specifically, the committee’s work will focus on identifying exciting early-stage technologies, understanding their market potential, the impact on legal and regulatory frameworks, and the social implications of future technologies on the public. The goal is to gather fact-based information and insight about important technological developments from leading academic, industry, and government stakeholders, among others, that will help policymakers develop appropriate strategies and responses, where necessary.

 

Important COVID-19 Information

The public will have the ability to participate in committee 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 Station location:
    • Sacramento – State Capitol Park - North steps
  • 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.

Committee Room

Contact Information

Select Committee on Emerging Technologies and Innovation
State Capitol, Room 2179
Sacramento, California 95814
916.319.2049 phone
916.319.2149 fax

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