State Sen. James Maroney (D-14) has been named Chairman of the General Law Committee, Chair of the Regulation Review Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee in the Connecticut General Assembly. Senator Maroney was appointed these roles on Friday by Senate President Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven).
“I am thankful to Senator Looney for allowing me to lead three separate committees,” said Sen. Maroney. “There is a lot of work to be done with the continuation of helping veterans after they serve. I look forward to being able to review regulations proposed by state agencies to make sure it is fair for all involved and am thrilled I will be able to contribute to reviewing matters relating to general laws of fair trades, sale practices, and consumer protection.”
It was a great pleasure to announce Senator Maroney as Chair of two committees and Vice Chair of a third,” said Sen. Looney. “I am looking forward to his continued leadership in the General Assembly and the new creative and bipartisan solutions he will find over the coming two years to better the state of Connecticut.”
The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs shall have cognizance of all matters relating to military and veterans’ affairs, except veterans’ pensions.
The General Law Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Consumer Protection, fair trade and sales practices, consumer protection, mobile homes and occupational licensing, except licensing by the Department of Public Health; and all matters relating to alcoholic beverages.
It is the responsibility of the Legislative Regulation Review Committee to review regulations proposed by state agencies and approve them before regulations are implemented