East Providence’s three new legislators received their first committee assisgnments for the 2013-14 General Assembly session last week.
Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D – 18) was assigned by Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed to two committees: the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Committee on Environment and Agriculture.
The Senate Judiciary Committee handles all legislation and matters which affect the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws, according to the legislative press bureau
The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture considers issues relating to the conservation of air, land, water, plant, animal, mineral and other natural resources of the state.
Rep. Katherine S. Kazarian (D –63) was appointed by House Speaker Gordon Fox to the House Committee on Corporations and the Committee on Municipal Government.
The House Corporations Committee considers issues relating to financial institutions, business regulation, property and casualty insurance and consumer protection.
The House Committee on Municipal Government oversees all legislation relating to cities and towns, as well as transportation.
Rep. Gregg M. Amore (D –65) was appointed by Fox to the House Committee on Municipal Government and the Committee on Health, Education and Welfare.
The House Municipal Government Committee considers legislation relating to cities and towns, as well as transportation.
The House Health, Education and Welfare Committee deliberates on matters relating to the health care system, public education, human services and children and families.