State Representative Larry B. Butler (D-Waterbury) officially received his committee assignments for the 2015 General Assembly session from Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).
“I’m very happy with the committee assignments I’ve been given by the Speaker,” said Rep. Butler. “I look forward to continuing to add my voice and experience to the process of creating policy in Connecticut.”
Rep. Butler serves the 72nd Assembly District which is in Waterbury. He was renamed as the House Chair the Legislature’s Housing Committee, and as a member of the Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee and Human Services Committee.
“As a leader within our caucus, Rep. Butler has the experience and ability to help improve the quality of life for everyone in Connecticut, while at the same time representing the interests of the families of Waterbury,” Speaker Sharkey said. “Larry will play a key role in moving our legislative agenda forward this session.”
“The scope of these committees will allow me to best represent the needs of my district as well as help shape the future of our state,” said Rep. Butler. “There is great opportunity in these challenging times as we begin a partnership with our Governor to encourage job creations and economic growth.”
The Housing Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to housing and housing programs.
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee has jurisdiction over all matters relating to finance, revenue, capital bonding, fees and taxation. The committee also has cognizance over employer contributions for unemployment compensation and all matters relating to the Department of Revenue Services and the revenue aspects of the Division of Special Revenue.
The Human Services Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Social Services and the Department of Children and Families, including institutions under their jurisdiction; the Office of Child Day Care; the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities; the Commission on the Deaf and the Hearing Impaired; and the Board of Education and Services for the Blind.
Rep. Butler is beginning his 5th term serving the 72nd House District in Waterbury