The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Mr. Rick Garcia, Executive Director, Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), appeared before the joint committee pursuant to the SMART Government Act and Joint Rule 25. Committee members received a packet of information pertaining to the department, its strategic plan, its regulatory agenda, and FY 2020-21 budget decision items, prepared by DOLA (Attachment A). Mr. Garcia introduced members of DOLA's leadership, and provided an overview of the departments role and duties. He also discussed recent developments associated with the department. Mr. Bruce Eisenhauer, Legislative Liaison for DOLA, discussed the department's 2020 regulatory agenda.