Posted on January 9, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD — State Representative Holly Cheeseman (R-37) joined legislative colleagues today, on Opening Day of the 2019 Legislative Session, and was sworn in to her second term at the State Capitol. She will serve for two more years as the House Representative for the 37th General Assembly District of East Lyme and Salem.
“I sincerely thank my constituents for their continued support over the past two years,” said Rep. Cheeseman. “I am eager to get back to work in Hartford, and will persist in putting my community’s safety, well-being and leading interests first. We have a wonderful district here in East Lyme and Salem, and its residents deserve the best from their state government. Please feel free to reach out to me any time with questions, concerns, and ideas for new legislation. I love hearing from you.”
To follow Rep. Cheeseman’s proposed and supported legislation, visit her website (www.repcheeseman.com) and click on the “Legislation” tab, or sign up for her email updates. To follow committee meetings and House debates as they unfold live on Connecticut’s public affairs television network, CT-N, tune your TV to channel 23 in East Lyme and 97 in Salem, or stream the proceedings online at www.ctn.state.ct.us.
This “long” session allows for bills on a variety of issues to be introduced, debated and voted on in committees and legislative chambers. Most importantly, the General Assembly will be facing significant budget challenges during the 2019 Legislative Session. House and Senate Republican budget priorities for the 2019 session continue to include implementing long-term structural changes to restore sustainability and predictability to the budget, and the “Prioritize Progress” transportation plan to fund and protect transportation dollars without tolls or tax increases.
Rep. Cheeseman has also received her legislative committee assignments for this term. She has been appointed as Ranking Member of the General Law Committee, which has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Consumer Protection, fair trade and sales practices, consumer protection, mobile homes and occupational licensing, and all matters relating to alcoholic beverages. As Ranking Member of this Committee, Rep. Cheeseman will lead her caucus members on these issues.
In addition, she will again serve on the Finance, Revenue & Bonding and the Energy & Technology Committees. The Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee holds jurisdiction over all finance, revenue, capital, bonding, fees and taxation matters. It also oversees 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 Energy & Technology Committee deals with all matters relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s energy planning and activities.
The 2019 Regular Legislative Session will adjourn at midnight on June 5th.