Rep. Dauphinais Named Ranking Member of Housing Committee

Posted on January 10, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-44) has been selected to serve as the Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Housing Committee by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

In her role as Ranking Member, Rep. Dauphinais will work alongside fellow committee leadership on legislation relating to housing. During last session, the joint standing committee addressed issues related to funding for rehabilitation of unsafe homes, group homes and supportive housing, mortgages and foreclosures, and rental housing assistance.

“I am honored to have been selected as the Ranking Member of the Housing Committee by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and look forward to using the experience I’ve gained over the past two years to aid me in my new role,” Rep. Dauphinais said.

Dauphinais, re-elected to her second term in November 2018, will also serve on the legislature’s Appropriations and Public Safety Committees.

The Appropriations Committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. It is composed of 52 members 12 Senators and 40 Representatives. The committee has jurisdiction on all matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Other issues under the committee’s jurisdiction include matters relating to state employees’ salaries, benefits and retirement, teachers’ retirement and veterans’ pensions and collective bargaining agreements and arbitration awards for all state employees.

The Public Safety and Security Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, civil preparedness and homeland security, state police, the state-wide organized crime investigative task force, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code, the state building code, and legalized gambling.

Her new committee assignments begin at the start of the 2019 legislative session which convened yesterday.