Sacramento, CA – Assemblyman Mike Davis (D-Los Angeles) was appointed by Speaker Karen Bass as the Chairman of the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media for the California State Assembly.

“It is an honor to be appointed Chair of a Committee, which oversees an array of sectors that have made California the bedrock of artistic, cultural and technological innovation. California has become a destination for tourists from around the world who want witness the magic of Hollywood or pay homage to the place that gave birth to the youth-driven internet boom in Silicon Valley; all the while, enjoying the fine restaurants and shopping found throughout our Great State,” stated Assemblyman Davis.

“California’s abundant industry is deep source of pride and cause for celebration. However, these sectors face real challenges to their future viability. Some of the policy priorities of the Committee will be to explore issues such as runaway film production, as California’s once exclusive filming industry is being conducted outside the state, piracy/internet safety, digital arts as the old ways of learning and communication have given way to a new age of knowledge where information is readily available and communication is world-wide and instantaneous, and arts funding,” concluded Assemblyman Davis (D-Los Angeles).

The Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media has primary jurisdictions over programs and policies affecting the recording, motion picture and other entertainment industries, tourism and arts programs and museums, professional and amateur sports including the State Athletic Commission and the regulation of athlete agents, and Internet media.