To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
* Commerce generally.
* Banking and the regulation thereof.
* Communication by telephone, telegraph, radio and television.
* Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats.
* Navigation and laws relating thereto.
* Regulation of common carriers by water.
* Consumer protection.
* Laws relating to merchandising.
* Regulation, licensing, or certification of occupations and professions generally, except those fields which are health related.
* Interest rates.
* Savings and loan and homestead associations.
* Small loan companies.
* Regulation and licensing of businesses and occupations.
* Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.